Our Natural Soaps are made from vegetable oils and island ingredients, hand selected, and made one batch at a time. Using natural soaps instead of detergents will make a big difference in the overall health of your skin. Think about the benefits of using a gentle, natural product made by people who care about what ingredients come in contact with your skin, rather than using a detergent made by a huge corporation who just cares about the bottom line.
ARE THERE HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH REGULAR SOAPS?
Regular soap is fine, but most people that come to us have never even used true soap. They have only used detergents. Harsh detergents are the bad guy.
Your skin and its natural oil (sebum) is your first line of defense from the elements and keeping unwanted pollutants from entering the body. If you are using a detergent-based soap, it cleans the skin but also strips away, or de-greases, the natural oil layer from your skin, throwing it out of balance every time you use a detergent. Because your skin is out of balance, it frantically tries to replace the sebum that has been stripped away and it also struggles with dehydration because the missing sebum plays a large part in helping your skin retain moisture.
The most common problems associated with using detergent based-soaps are overly dry, flaky skin, rashes, and itching. Sometimes the skin becomes so imbalanced it can produce too much oil trying to rebalance itself!
DO YOU HAVE ANTIBACTERIAL SOAPS?
We have a soap which has ingredients known to assist with boosting the skin's immune function, but it can't be officially classified as “antibacterial”. Tropical Blend Soap has Tea Tree and Eucalyptus essential oils which are known for their antiseptic properties and ability to boost immune response to bacteria and fungi. We like to call our Tropical Blend soap “skin food”.
ARE THEY SAFE AND GENTLE ENOUGH FOR CHILDREN?
Yes... The two soaps we recommend for babies and children under two are Kukui Nut Dreams and Lavender. We use Oat Flour and Kukui Nut Oil in our soaps which are very gentle for kids. There is an old wives' tale about taking an oatmeal bath if you have a rash. It really works! By using oat flour in our soaps we create a very soothing base for the skin, the oat protein softens and balances pH. Kukui Nut Oil is wonderful as a moisturizing ingredient and protects children's skin from drying. Kukui Nut Oil is great for preventing diaper rash.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST POPULAR SOAPS AND WHY?
Kukui Nut Dreams. It is extra gentle and unscented. All the island scented soaps, such as Plumeria, Pikake, Coconut, and Mango Papaya, are popular not only because they smell fantastic, but they also have ingredients to balance, moisturize, and exfoliate your skin! Our Natural Body Wash is also growing in popularity because it has a blend of TEN different exotic oils and absolutely no harmful chemicals. This combines for a super moisturizing wash.
It has been some ride and we have learned so much along the way. Our factory is located on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The town is Waialua and the building is part of the former Waialua Sugar Mill. We have been growing for years, holding true to quality ingredients and outstanding customer service. We have excellent products and our ingredients come from Hawaii and all over the world. We have had an awesome trip introducing many people to Kukui Nut Oil and natural soap along the way. It is wonderful to be able to make a living by providing an alternative to chemical and petroleum-based skin-care products. Some know the difference. Most do not, and we have been teaching people about the difference every step of the way. Welcome to our company and the Hawaiian Bath and Body skin-care line.
Email any other questions to Deb@nssoapfactory.com