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New 'Ilikai Spa Soap From My Manoa

These small-batch soaps are all-natural and beautifully packaged.


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Snoopy has his dog house.

The Dormouse has his teapot.

WALL-E has his post-apocalyptic junkyard. His adorable post-apocalyptic junkyard.

They say home is where the heart is, whether that be condo, teepee or Volkswagen van. And loving where you lie is a big blessing—one that deserves shouting out to the world. Or singing out. Or making soap in its honor. Trust us, it's a thing.

Case in point? My Mānoa owners Wendy and Mike Hee, who have found a really clean way to love where they live. When the couple moved to their dream house in their dream neighborhood, they finally had the space to do some of the projects they'd always talked about, such as soap-making. They decided to create My Mānoa as an ode to their beloved neighborhood: a little rustic and a bit old-fashioned, with a focus on the environment. Now, they have a full house of sustainable, all-natural products made with everything from antioxidant-rich coffee to detoxifying charcoal.

The latest My Mānoa soap to hit a home run with retailers is Eden's Garden, a luscious blend of lily, gardenia and narcissus, with notes of orange and lemon and a soft hint of green. This new soap was specially created for ʻIlikai Spa, and, like My Mānoa's other environmentally friendly creations, it is handmade in small batches using all-natural ingredients.

Speaking of creations that raise the roof, you can now find My Mānoa products in boutiques across the Island, including Sugarcane Shop, Pink Sand and Guava Shop, so it's easier than ever to stock up. We want the green tea and lemon soap (which comes in a cute muslin tea bag) to take up permanent residence in our bathroom, while the handy jars of beach soap—teeny one-time-use slivers that you can tote and toss—are great for on-the-go. There's even all-natural laundry detergent and surf wax.

Talk about domestic bliss.

$24.99 for a box of two Eden's Garden bars at ʻIlilkai Massage Spa Hawaiʻi, 1777 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 115, 944-8882. My Mānoa soap products available at mymanoa.com.

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