Keeping your skin looking and feeling great is (and should be!) a priority—especially here in Hawaii where swimsuits and barely-there clothes are pretty much year-round attire. Sloughing away dead skin cells not only leaves you glowing, but many ingredients found in scrubs can reduce inflammation, flush toxins, improve circulation, cleanse and hydrate your skin. And though at-home exfoliators are everywhere nowadays (with coffee scrubs leading the trend), in my opinion, the natural bounty of Hawaii seems to create the best beauty products.
These local beauty brands use natural and organic ingredients sourced right here in the islands. Here's a list of my top five body scrubs made in Hawaii, each with its own unique set of ingredients. Shop, scrub, beach, repeat!
Homegrown 'Olena Body Scrub
Unique Ingredient: Hawaiian turmeric (olena)
Find it here: Don Quijote (Honolulu), Down to Earth (Honolulu, Kahalui, Kailua, Kapolei and Pearlridge), Noelani Studios (Haleiwa), The Four Seasons Resort (Maui at Wailea and Lanai at Manele Bay) and Vim 'N Vigor (Ala Moana Center).
Unique Ingredients: Ginger and organic local Hawaiian coffee blend
Find it here: Beauty Bar Kauai (Princeville), Mint + Sea boutique (Kapaa), Noelani Studios (Haleiwa), Olivine Beach Boutique (Kukuiula), Sugarcane Shop (Honolulu) and more.
Chocolate Mud Scrub
Unique Ingredients: Hawaiian cacao shells and Oahu coconut meat
Find it here: Bodhi Cafe (Honolulu), Down to Earth (Honolulu), Madre Chocolate (Honolulu and Kailua), Noelani Studios (Haleiwa), Paiko Hawaii (Honolulu) and Da Food Chain (Kapaa and Lihue).
Unique Ingredients: Hawaiian black lava salt and lavender, lemon, geranium and rosemary essential oils
Find it here: Green World Coffee Farm (Wahiawa) and Magnolia Hawaii (Honolulu)