A Trip to Hawaii to remember. Oils? You look at Oils
on Vacation? OK I”m fixing to tell you about
something very special!
Yes I can”t get away from work. When you go to
Hawaii, the things you remember are often the small
things. Not necessarily the beaches or the volcanoes
or the native dancers. I remember the essences of
the islands. Of course, what I remember was that
little tiny bottle of Kukui Nut Oil in my Hotel room
with all the other goodies in my welcome basket.
There are many stories of visitors who found the
treatment for their troublesome skin problems was
this miracle oil. But raw oil isn”t the best way to
enjoy the real benefits of oil. It MUST be in a
lotion base to get the best of it”s properties. So
we scoured the Island looking at Kukui Nut Lotions
and guess what, they were all the same garbage sold
on the mainland. An inexpensive carrier oil (like
mineral oil or Sweet Almond Oil) and a small amount
of precious Kukui Nut oil, so they could call it
Kukui Lotion. And the other ingredients often were
Oh I forgot to mention, Kukui Nut oil is
one of the most expensive and precious oils in the
world. At about $140.00 a gallon. I never really
figured we would ever use it as a primary oil for a
What”s the difference between Body Lotions and
A couple years ago one of our people who answer
emails (we do personally answer your questions) came
to me wanting to know when we were coming out with a
body lotion. He said we were getting dozens and
dozens of requests for one. At the time I was
studying body lotions and was trying to decide what
The skin on your body, if you are typical is much
thicker than the skin on your face. And unless you
are a lifeguard, body skin isn”t exposed to the
elements as much as the face. So the lotion you
spread on your body, should be different than the
one for your face. It should be lighter and even
more absorbing. But at the same time able to soften
dry patches and even out your skin tone. Body
lotions need be effective but not heavy. I looked
again at Kukui and decided to see if I could indeed
make that lotion I had looked for in Hawaii and
What we couldn”t find in Hawaii we make here in
Florida. Go figure?!?!
So what makes this so much better than what you can
buy at Walmart?
Like our moisturizer, Animal Ingredient Free.
Almost all moisturizers and lotions are made
with animal derived ingredients. They save money
and most people don”t know, because there is no
law requiring you to know what ingredients are
made from. We only used vegetable derived
ingredients. Even if you are not a vegetarian,
you will love how wonderful our products make
your skin feel.
Kukui Nut Oil is in our opinion the
best single all around oil on the market. It is
light and not greasy. Kukui absorbs into the
skin and heals dry areas.
Unfortunately it is EXPENSIVE. It
sells for about $140
a gallon, if you get the good stuff.
Whenever available we will spend the extra
money for food grade ingredients versus just
cosmetic grade. This is an important point.
Kukui Nut Oil is in our opinion the best single
oil on the market. It is light and not greasy.
Yet Kukui absorbs into the skin and heals dry
Unfortunately it is EXPENSIVE. It sells for
about $140 a gallon, if you get the good stuff.
Keep in mind Mineral oil by the drum costs about
$6.00 a gallon. No wonder everyone uses it.
GOOD STUFF? yes all Kukui Nut oil is not created
equal. We only use Hawaiian, expeller processed.
Never any chemicals used in the production.
We”ve tested some Kukui oils from other
countries. They STINK. Smell like chemicals. No
wonder they are so much cheaper.
Ok but so what? This isn”t the only body lotion
using Kukui, is it? No, but we don”t use any
other oils. All others we”ve found primarily use
other inexpensive oils and use a small amount of
Kukui so they can put that on the label. Sneaky
huh? Got to read the labels these days.
OK so how can we use such expensive ingredients
and still sell a product so reasonably? NO
MIDDLE MEN. The only way you can buy this is
through us. No stores or distributors to add
their profit on to the price. Remember every
time it goes through someone”s hands it doubles
the price. If a cheap product costs $2.00 to
make, then they sell it to the distributor for
$4.00 and then they sell it to the stores for
$8.00 and then the stores will sell it for maybe
$12 to $16.00. And it”s still cheap ingredients.
Many times there are more hands than these that
these products pass through.
Made Fresh. Our moisturizers and body lotions
are made fresh in small batches of about 200
bottles or jars at a time. Why? We”ve found it
is better to provide a fresh product. Besides,
pick up any moisturizer in the store and chances
are it was made years ago. This just can”t be
good. But it”s the way retail works. It”s why we
have turned down many stores who want to stock
our products. Another reason we make small
batches is about 1 out of 10 batches have to be
destroyed. They just don”t meet our standards.