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Our Story

 

Aloha!  Welcome to our place to share 'āina (land) and mana (energy) wellness with you.  Please explore, share and be a part of our tradition.  

Our brands are Botanica Skincare and Ao Ola. 

 

Botanica Skincare

All of Botanica Skincare products and services are holistic and nature-based.  We care and value the integrity of your skin and understand that the function our bodies goes beyond skin deep.  Tapping into our mana (energy) and naʻau (spirit) is apart of each of our services that we have to offer.  Our skin care line is a combination of nature and science to bring you safe, effective and natural skincare.

Ao Ola

  Ao Ola, meaning the life of light, products offer 100% natural ʻāina (land) and mana (energy) skin care to you. What makes our products unique is that we are inspired by our Hawaiian roots and strive to use at least one native Hawaiian herb in all of our products and they are made with the intention of ALOHA.  We work hard to create products that harness natures nurturing powders.  We choose to source and use local, fair-trade, raw, organic and wild harvested ingredients due to the mana (energy) that they possess and transfer over.  We strive to mālama (care for) our ʻāina (land), kino (body) and mind.  As our kupuna (ancestors) and I believe, the mana (energy) that you put in, is reflected in the out come.

 

Meet the Owner - Moani

Aia wau mai ka mokupuni ʻo Oʻahu, ka moku ʻo Koʻolaupoko, ka ahupuaʻa ʻo Kāneʻohe, ka ʻili ʻo Keana.

 

My journey began at ke kula kaiapuni 'o Pū'ōhala (the Hawaiian immersion school of Pū'ōhala) which gave roots to my Hawaiian heritage. I fell in love with the nuturing properties of plants and was able to expand my knowledge and experience while working at a native Hawaiian plant nursery.  Learning how organic plants have the power to benefit our skin and overall health lead me to holistic aesthetics (Botanica Skincare) and inspired me to develop ʻāina to skin, skin to mana all natural skin and body care products (Ao Ola).  I feel it’s important to revive the use of Hawaiian herbs in every day life, which is why Ao Ola products contain at least one or more native Hawaiian herb(s).  My belief that nature-based products optimize your body, mind and soul is why I choose to use and share these services and products with you.  I  am a licensed esthetician, mom and believer in the power of our ʻāina (land), mana (energy) and plants; I am proud to share my products and services with you.  MAHALO! 

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