Maile Bath & Body Wash
Our Hawaiian Maile Body Wash will turn your daily washing regimen into a beautifully fragrant and nourishing experience—close your eyes and conjure up showering under a waterfall in the middle of a rainforest!
Fragrance: Clean, fresh, woodsy, with a pure, slightly sweet, green fragrance—the unique, intoxicating smell of a Hawaiian rainforest is treasured equally by both women and men. Leaves are fragrant when bruised or crushed and smells like the common non-native lauaʻe or maile-scented fern commonly used in landscaping. The flowers also have the same nice fragrance as the leaves. Stripped bark gives a sweet odor resembling vanilla. All parts of the plant contain coumarin, which gives Maile a pleasant fragrance.
The Story: Why is Maile so expensive? Maile is harvested by expert gatherers who have to trek into densely forested, hard to access areas. Some farmers have tried to harvest Maile but it is a tricky process. Wherever it grows, Maile is temperamental and making it into a lei is time-consuming and complicated.
Ingredient Spotlight: Organically Grown Aloe Vera Gel—aloe is a cactus-like plant that is well known for its healing and medicinal properties; aloe vera gel is antiviral, antibacterial, and cell-regenerating and is used for burns, frostbite, psoriasis and cold sores; hydrating for skin, effective in fighting acne, and slows the signs of aging.
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Island Essence Proprietary Emollient Concentrate, Organically Grown Aloe Vera Gel, Rosemary Seed Extract, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Maile Fragrance Oil (Hawaii)