Hawaiian Shaving Company-Kaimu- Na'alehu Shave Soap and Acacia ʻUmeke Bowl
Nāʻālehu is an area in the Kaʻū district on the southeast slopes of Mauna Loa near the Kaʻū forest reserve. Nāʻālehu is ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi for "the volcanic ashes." The volcanic soil is optimal for growing the renowned Kaʻū orange, a sweet orange with mottled skin. This soap has a sweet orange scent.
Kaimu soaps are named after the black sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii that was destroyed by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano in 1990. This black shaving soap looks like the lava in the tin, but the soap lathers up white. Did you know that Kaimū means “Gathering at the sea” in Hawaiian? It was a popular beach famous for its black sand and abundant coconut trees.
Kaimu Shave soap is a vegan black soap which is rich with coconut oil, and activated charcoal made from coconut husks.
The Umeke bowls are made from non rainforest Acacia (monkey pod). They are sustainably harvested and hand turned. Umeke is the Hawaiian word, but they are also called calabash bowls. Every Hawaiian household has several of them in different sizes.
I am really excited to carry these shave soaps from the Hawaiian Shaving Company. In fact we are the first Canadian company to carry them!
I used to fly to Hawaii with my work and I really miss those trips. There's something magical about touching down on those islands and breathing in that island air. If you want to have a little piece of Hawaii, then take a look at this shave soap.
Ingredients: Soybean oil, Coconut oil, Aloe, Sodium Hydroxide, Kukui nut oil, Activated charcoal, Essential oil.
The Hawaiian Shaving Company is Veteran and Native Hawaiian owned and operated.
(photo courtesy of Hawaiian Shaving Company)