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Hawaiian Beauty Secrets

Aug 7, 2012 | All Stories, Hawaii Tips, Stuffs We Like!

It’s no secret that both vacationers and residents of Hawaii seem to radiate a special glow. Their skin is clear and bright, and their hair shines in the sun. What’s the trick to achieving island beauty? Getting back to basics with all-natural tropical ingredients. Here’s a guide to key Hawaiian ingredients that have been used on the islands for centuries.

Hawaiian Handmade Soap
Noni Juice

Noni: Noni is a fruit that grows on trees all around Hawaii. It is common to see Noni in the yards of local residents, and it also can be found in the forests. Healers in hawaii have historically relied on Noni juice for its healing and disease-preventing qualities. Today Noni capsules offer an alternative way to reap the benefits of Noni without the strong taste of the fruit. Known for helping everything from digestive and immune systems inside the body, Noni can do just as much good on the outside. As the key ingredient in soaps and lotions, this fruit is a true super star. Noni heals dry hair, skin and chapped lips and promotes cell rejuvenation.

Kukui Nut Oil: Most vacationers learn that polished Kukui nut leis are a great Hawaiian souvenir and a historic memento (these lei were once worn by Hawaiian chiefs.) The Kukui tree is indigenous to Hawaii and the oil from Kukui nuts has been treasured for its gentle and healing properties from the nourishing Vitamin E. Washing with a Kukui nut oil soap or taking time to relax with Kukui nut oil bubble bath can work wonders for your skin.

Aina Fine Soap with Kukui Nut Oil
Coconut Candles

Coconut Oil: The hip new trend is to incorporate coconut oil into your cooking to boost levels of healthy fatty acids and vitamins. Coconut oil has been valued for providing a naturally moisturizing and soothing treatment for skin and hair. Soaps with coconut oil and can be neutral in smell or bursting with coconut fragrance. Reducing stress levels has also been proven to improve health and beauty. Your mind can be completely at ease with these soy based candles. They burn cleaner than traditional beeswax or paraffin wax and are contained in coconut shells, Totally sustainable and eco-friendly!