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GROWERS & SUPPLIERS

With a focus on sourcing as many ingredients as locally as possible, we work with a variety of farmers & growers across the Hawaiian Islands to engage in Direct Trade for our botanical materials. Below are a few of the producers whose ingredients are indispensable to our formulations.

OUR MANOA GARDEN

Mānoa Valley, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Tucked into the back of Honolulu's lush Mānoa Valley, we grow a plethora of medicinal & aromatic botanicals steps away from our production studio in our backyard garden. Turmeric, Roses, Comfrey, Mugwort, Pikake, Night Blooming Jasmine, Violet, Makrut Lime, Lemongrass & Cacao are just a handful of the many plants growing on our tiny parcel of land. 

All of our flora is nourished exclusively by the Hawaiian sun, abundant rain showers, and compost we produce in-house by vermicasting our natural food waste. We do not use pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals of any kind. 

FARM LINK HAWAI'I

Waialua, O'ahu, Hawai'i 

Farm Link Hawai'i is an innovative O'ahu-based online marketplace that connects local farmers & growers directly with consumers. Their mission is to "to build a thriving, equitable food system in Hawai‘i by empowering local farmers and improving access to local foods."

We purchase many of our ingredients (and groceries) from Farm Link, and have been huge fans since the beginning. Their marketplace also serves as an endless source of inspiration by showcasing what unique botanicals are available within our island community! 

If you're on O'ahu, be sure to check out Farm Link's website to sign up & start shopping their amazing selection of local produce & products! 

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MAIDEN HAWAII NATURALS

Kahalui, Maui, Hawai'i 

Maiden Hawaii Naturals produces cold pressed Macadamia & Sunflower oils that serve as the nourishing bases for most of our formulations. We utilize these culinary grade, unrefined, additive-free oils to provide the most nutritive formulations for your body. 

Maiden Hawaii grows their GMO-free oil crops sustainably without pesticides or herbicides. While not yet a certified organic farm, they 'follow organic farming and production practices.' They've also integrated the Hawaiian Moon Calendar into their farming operations as a guide for their field planning & planting. 

 

VETIVER FARMS HAWAI'I

Papaikou, Big Island, Hawai'i 

Vetiver Farms Hawai'i specializes in installing Vetiver grass around the Hawaiian Islands to prevent erosion in vulnerable places. They also distill Vetiver, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus and other locally grown botanicals in large copper stills on their picturesque farm in Papaikou. 

Their beautiful Vetiver essential oil has been at the heart Lucid Dream Balm for years ~ this woodsy distillate oxidizes to a brilliant shade of neon green. Find Vetiver hydrosol, a byproduct of the essential oil distillation, in our Mānoa & Tantalus Mists. Vetiver Farms' uplifting Eucalyptus essential oil is a key ingredient in the Breathe Relief Balm, while their Lemongrass essential oil is featured in our Sun All Over Oil. 

VINTAGE VINEGARS

O'ahu, Hawai'i

Vintage Vinegars brews up fresh, raw Pineapple vinegar here on O'ahu. Passionate about upcycling and the islands' economic ecosystem of the, the founders source fruit scraps from local businesses to craft this healthy ferment. 

Since getting our hands on Pineapple vinegar ~ the only vinegar we've been able to find locally ~ we've been developing formulations to feature its delightfully tropical aroma and skin brightening benefits. 

LOKOEA FARMS

Hale'iwa, O'ahu, Hawai'i 

Lokoea is a family farm that has been growing fruit on Oahu's North Shore for almost two decades. You can often find their particularly delicious citrus through Farm Link's online marketplace (their oranges are amazing). 

This farm serves as the primary supplier for our Makrut Limes, the main ingredient in our Citrus Bliss Conditioning Rinse ~ an elixir we brew whenever the limes are in season. We've also used their Orange peels for the Citrus Blossom Stain and dried them for custom herbal formulas. 

LA'IE VANILLA

La'ie, O'ahu, Hawai'i 

La'ie Vanilla is a family business producing beautifully aromatic Vanilla beans here on O'ahu. Because the natural pollinators for the Vanilla orchid are not present on the Hawaiian Islands, each flower is hand pollinated to produce fruit. 

We incorporate freshly dried beans by slicing the pods to release the tiny, sweet scented speckles of Vanilla and infuse them into our base oils for the Hibiscus Kissed Lip Oil, Vanilla Mint Lip Bar, Seven Seeds Nourishing Balm & Chocolate Balm. 

ADAPTATIONS

Kealakekua, Big Island, Hawai'i 

Adaptations is a farm and food hub serving their local community with a variety of sustainably grown Big Island botanicals and certified organic CSA. Their name is a reflection of their mission to "develop the connection between earth’s natural systems and people in a way that improves the resilience of both."

Adaptations provides us with precious True Cinnamon, a deeply sweet, rich bark that is often hard to come by in the US. We use this highly aromatic bark in our Hibiscus Kissed Lip Oil and Digestive Harmony Tea. They also supply us with fresh Gotu Kola, used in our Pain Healer Salve. 

PU'U O HOKU RANCH

Kaunakakai, Mokoka'i, Hawai'i 

Pu'u O Hoku Ranch is a family-owned biodynamic and organic ranch, farm, retreat center & getaway whose name translates to 'Hill of Stars.' Their primary mission is to help restore the land through sustainable cultivation and reforestation of their east Molokai ahupua'a (watershed).

Pu'u O Hoku grow several varieties of Hawaiian 'Awa, also known as Kava Kava, whose root is traditionally pounded and soaked in water for a calming ceremonial drink. We infuse their freshly frozen, certified organic 'Awa roots into our pain relieving formulations, including the Pain Healer Salve & Blue Moon Balm. 

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LA'AU ALA

Honoka'a, Big Island, Hawai'i 

La'au Ala offers the only organic, Eco-Certified Sandalwood made in the US, and is dedicated to restoring native dry-land forests. Through their sustainable forest management plan, Sandalwood trees are able to live through their entire lifecycle without being stressed, and only dead or dying trees are harvested for essential oil and hydrosol. 

As an endemic species {having evolved exclusively in Hawai'i}, this Sandalwood is an an exceptionally rare and unique ingredient. We incorporate the sweet, woody, and musky oil into several elixirs, including the Moon All Over Oil, Lucid Dream Balm & Forest Bather Balm. The hydrosol serves as a base in our Mānoa & Tantalus Mists.