10 HOMU Products to Start Your Year off Right

Happy New Year!  I think most of us are on the same page when we say we’re relieved to say “a hui hou” to 2020!  Mana up your 2021 with some of our top picks at House of Mana Up that are sure to start your year off right.   

Check out 10 of our favorite items we’re loving for the new year!

1. Kaimana Jerky, Teriyaki Ahi Tuna Jerky

Kick off 2021 with a snack that will power your mind and body! The Hawai‘i Island-made ahi jerky makes for a great high-quality protein treat.  Pack it as a post-workout snack or fuel after a surf session!



2. ua body, ‘Ekolu Body Butter

Heal your skin for the year ahead with the essence of ua body. Whipped up with oils from the perfect trio of Hawai‘i nuts (coconut, macadamia and kukui), this silky body butter has antimicrobial properties that reduce inflammation.  It also soothes the skin and treating many skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema. 

3. Wai Meli, Honey Trio Sampler

Add a drop of sweetness to your life (literally!) with Wai Meli honey.  Savor three of its popular honey blends including Christmas Berry Blossom Honey, Eucalyptus Blossom Honey and Lehua Christmas Berry Blossom Blend Honey with this 5 oz. sampler set. 


4. ‘Ulu Mana, Sweet Potato Mix

Looking for a clean alternative to your ordinary potato chip this year?  ‘Ulu Mana’s chips are made with locally grown ‘ulu (breadfruit), which has been a staple in the Hawaiian diet ever since it was brought to the islands by Polynesians hundreds of years ago. In addition to ‘ulu chips, this mix includes crunchy discs of purple sweet potato! 


5. Meli Wraps, Variety Pack

Did you make it your New Year’s resolution to make sustainable lifestyle changes at home?  If so, we can help!  Ditch your plastic food wraps that harm our ‘āina, and make the switch to the very stylish Meli Wraps.  Trust us–they are life-changing, plus you’ll save some money and clear up space in your kitchen cabinets too!  The variety pack features its small, medium and large sizes.


6. Ao Organics Hawai‘i,  ‘Alaea Detoxifying Clay Mask

New year, new skin!  Leave your commercial face masks behind, and indulge in clean and local skincare that will give you that glow you’ve been seeking.  This mask formulated with Hawaiian ‘alaea clay and other organic ingredients will cleanse, gently exfoliate, and draw out impurities from the skin. 


7. Noho Home, Gardenia Soy Candle

Looking to freshen up your hale for the new year?  Noho Home has just what you need to update your space including its popular soy candle!  In a popular Hawai‘i floral-inspired scent, this home accessory is sure to brighten up your home with its sweet fragrance and sleek look.


8. Aloha Modern, Mahina Helu Pō Beach Blanket

Mana up your weekend beach game with this accessory that is not only functional, but fun too!  This beach blanket is soft-to-the-touch and sand-resistant, plus its design tells the mo‘olelo (story) of Mahina (moon), which organized Hawaiian time with the passing of each moon phase as the passing of each day.


9. Hanalei Beauty Co., Kukui Body Lotion

You can never have too many moisturizing products, especially now as we more frequently apply alcohol-based products and hand sanitizer to our skin.  Hanalei’s Kukui Body Lotion uses pure Hawaiian kukui oil, which relieves dryness and helps restore hydration with essential fatty acids–just what you need all-year long. 


10. Big Island Coffee Roasters, Espresso Bites

Calling all chocolate lovers!  Turn away from your guilty pleasure at the grocery store this year, and try this ‘ono chocolate-free bar that still looks and tastes like your favorite snack.   These sweet morsels are made with 100% Hawaiian coffee and just five natural, organic ingredients, plus they are available in three different flavors!


We hope everyone has an amazing year filled with lots of aloha from Honolulu to New York to Tokyo and beyond!


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