handcrafted soaps from north shore soap factory
I discovered Hawaiian Bath & Body‘s North Shore Soap Factory soaps on a recent trip to Whole Foods (no surprise…as soon as John gets into the checkout line with our food purchases, I dart into Whole Body and usually return with a soap or two). These handcrafted, vegetable oil-based soaps are sold in bulk (by weight) and smell absolutely divine.
I came home with Tradewinds (blue swirl) and Tropical Vanilla (pink and yellow swirl). Tropical Vanilla is sweet and feminine, while Tradewinds is more herbal and fresh. Both are speckled with organic poppy seeds; there’s probably not enough in there to provide any exfoliating benefits, but they sure do look great.
As usual, I haven’t had the heart to actually use these soaps yet. I prefer to just keep them nearby so I can enjoy the smell. Most recently I used them to freshen up a drawer the bar cabinet I just refinished, after I cleaned it. But eventually I won’t be able to resist and they’ll find their place on the sink or in the shower.
These soaps are handcrafted, made with Hawaiian kukui nut oil and macadamia oil, and are free of artificial preservatives, sodium laurel sulfate, and parabens. They’re made right here on Oahu in a factory in the historic Waialua Sugar Mill…gotta love the local kine beauty goods!
Pick some up at Whole Foods, visit the store on the North Shore, or order online at www.hawaiianbathbody.com.« in the kitchen: favorite hummus oahu shopping: tamura’s fine wine and liquors »