Hawaii entrepreneur launches organic skin care line

Oahu Organics newest line, The Essential Collection. Courtesy: Oahu Organics

With the plant-based movement building in popularity, it seems people are more conscious of what they put into their bodies and on their skin. Now, a Hawaii woman makes caring for your skin and body as easy as farm-to-face.

Oahu resident Melanie Wood launched Oahu Organics as an all-natural, organic, locally harvested, made-in-Hawaii “skin and soul” care line. Completely made from medicinal plants, Oahu Organics products uses the healing properties of specialty plants and flowers grown from local organic farms on both Oahu and Kauai to create vitamin-rich cleansers, serums, masks, moisturizers, and body polish/exfoliators. Wood believes all natural skin care provides essential healing benefits- while at the same time supporting local farmers.

Founder Melanie Wood. Courtesy Oahu Organics

She first started selling her products at Oahu farmer’s markets, and now added a digital storefront. Due to social restrictions and COVID-19 limitations, she says web sales have skyrocketed, with over 90% of skin care sales moving online.

In December, Oahu Organics released its newest line called The Essential Collection, a handcrafted, customizable set of essential oils for face and body. The plant-based line be blended to address any skin type. Wood says natural oils promote healthy, rejuvenated, glowing skin. She packages these new serums in boxes and glass bottles that are 100% earth-friendly, reusable, and recyclable.

Courtesy Oahu Organics

More at www.oahuorganicsinc.com. Use promo code SELFCARE for free nationwide shipping anywhere in the United States.

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Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. She freelance writes for NMG Network's magazines. In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She volunteers as a board member of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, a Shinto shrine maiden at Daijingyu Temple, a citizen-scientist studying shrimp, and a yoga teacher at a senior center.

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