Kohana

Big Island Bath and Body

   KO-HA-NA (koh hah nah); Nude, naked;

bare, alone, by itself.

 

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.

                           -Charles Mingus

Kohana Bath and Body products are made with minimally processed, all natural, and organic ingredients. We make every effort to use local sources whenever possible. The ingredients which are not available in Hawaii, such as shea butter and olive oil, are imported from Fair Trade  suppliers who share our commitment to quality, the enviroment, and chemical free production.  Please e-mail us at info@kohanasoap.com with any questions.
Organic Coconut Oil
Kukui Nut oil is the official state tree of Hawaii used by locals for centuries to treat sunburn and chapped skin. Oil is obtained from the nut and kernal inside the fruitds. It is high in linolenic acids and absorbs quickly into the skin.
Macadamia Nut Oil
comes from the nut of the small evergreen tree originating in Australia and brought to Hawaii for industrial use decades ago. The oil, obtained from the nut, has a high percentage of palmitoleic acid which acts as an antioxidant and protects skin cells from damage.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an excellent moisturizer. It attracts moisture and creates a breathable film on the skin to hold moisture in. Meanwhile the skin can still perform the important natural functions of sweating, exfoliating, and creating sebum. A product of Tunisia. 100 % cold pressed unrefined extra virgin olive oil.

Organic Virgin Red Palm Oil
Safflower oil is a valuable moisturizer with a higher linoleic acid content than other oils. It helps balance the skins' PH and adds firmness to soap.
Fair Trade Shea Butter, also known as Karite butter, is a creamy substance made from the nut of the Karite trees that grow in the savannah regions of West and central Africa. Referred to as "women's gold" in Africa because so many women are employed by it's production. It is highly moisturizing with a long list of beneficial properties. It protects skin from enviromental and free radical damage. It contains vitamin A and E, has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Our shea butter is obtained by a Fair Trade Women's coop in West Africa. It is unrefined and retains all its wonderful benefits.


Pure Plant Essential Oils
Wild Harvested and Organic Botanicals are added to soaps and other bath and body for texture, fragrance, color and exfoliating properties. They include dried flowers, leaves, and seeds. Many botanicals can be used in place of dyes to produce colorful soaps. Seeds are often added to scrubs for exfoliation benefits. Many leaves and flowers combined make luxurious bath teas.
Hawaiian 'Alaea Sea Salt
Organic Hawaiian Honey has natural antioxidants, protects, heals, and softens skin. Honey has antimicrobial properties and absorbs impurities from the pores making it an excellent cleanser promoting clear skin. Our honey is obtained locally from Big Island Macadamia Nut orchards.
Bee Pollen
nourishes, protects, and has properties which improve skin's overall appearance. Due to its high level of nucleic acids it effectively stimulates skin cell renewal. Our bee pollen is harvested from domestic sources.
Organic coconut milk is essential for silky skin.
Organic Coconut oil is obtained from the coconut meat (copra) and lends valuable moisturizing and lathering properties to soap. Coconut oil is antiviral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial and has many other healing properties. This oil is certified organic by Quality Assurance International.
Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is imported from a fair trade women's cooperative in Samoa. Using a Direct Micro Expelling (DME) method without fermentation creates a superior product that preserves all the health benefits and rich aroma. The DME is fully sustainable using only the coconuts themselves as fuel. This oil is so pure you can still smell the sweet nutty coconut meat!
Palm Christi Oil (also known as castor bean oil) is often used medicinally. In soap, it is a very effective humectant.
Organic Cacao Butter is a by product of the chocolate making process. It provides a protective layer that helps skin retain moisture. Organic and refined to retain all the beneficial properties and the sweet familiar aroma. From Venezuela.
Natural Cacao Butter
Organic Palm Oil is made from the pulp of the oil palm. Palm oil is a valuable ingredient in soap adding fluffy lather, firmness, and mild cleansing properties. Certified organic by the USDA and obtained by suppliers who partnered with a third generation family owned business that has become a pioneer in sustainable agriculture.
Organic Virgin Red Palm Oil   is a fair trade product produced by a women's cooperative in West Africa. The oil is a rich source of pro-vitamin A in the form of carotenoids which create it's beautiful color. This oil has not been refined in any way and therefore retains all it's natural vitamins and antioxidants. 

Fair Trade Unrefined Shea Butter
Essential Oils are highly concentrated substances derived from plants. They impart the plants fragrance and beneficial properties. They are extracted from leaves, bark, flowers, roots, and fruit. They are a valuable ingredient in bath and body products because they are a natural option to harsh chemicals, synthetic additives, and perfumes. Tea Tree essential oil, for example, is a popular homeopathic option for treating acne and other skin afflictions.
Organic Oats on Bar Soap
'Alaea Sea Salt is an unprocessed sea salt rich in natural minerals, specifically trace minerals. Small amounts of harvested Hawaiian clay (Alaea) enriches the salt with iron oxide. Nutrients and minerals are absorbed by the skin and into the bloodstream delivering many detoxifying  and soothing benefits to your body.
Noni Extract is derived from the fruit of the tropically grown Noni tree. While almost all parts of the plant are beneficial, the juice is said to promote healthier skin. Dried leaves are useful in bath teas and soaps. Wild harvested from various locations on the Big Island.

Bee Pollen Granules in Bar Soap
Local Plant Extracts Kohana is proud to announce we are making our own wild harvested and organic botanical extracts. Our extracts are glycerin based and used in a wide variety of our bath and body products. You'll enjoy the all natural  therapeutic benefits of Hibiscus, Chamomile, Jasmine, and Noni just to name a few.
Passion Fruit Flowers