During my Hawaiian vacation I stumbled upon this great store: Island Soap and Candle Works. While I did some holiday shopping here, I got myself some goodies to bring the spirit of Aloha back with me. I was happy to learn they have an online store so I can share them with you (and re-stock on the Surfer's Salve). Here are my picks.
My favorite item is the Surfer's Salve which I used for bug bites, dry cuticles, chapped lips, and massaged into my surfing bruises. Also good for sunburns, minor rashes, and dry skin. Contains good stuff: olive oil, plantain leaf, comfrey leaf, beeswax, aloe, rosemary, lavender leaf, vitamin e, lavender essential oil, tea tree oil. This is $10, found here.
This gentle perfume is scented with the delicate fragrance of the the Plumeria, one of the most popular flowers of the South Seas. Plumeria Lei Perfume, $10, find it here.
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I love the zen, yet colorful look of these Bamboo Slant Candles. Locally harvested Hawaiian beeswax blend burns up to 30 hrs. Available in various fab tropical flavors. $12, find it here.