Stay fresh and clean while keeping our earth fresh and clean with these 100% Plastic Free Packaging & Eco Friendly shampoo and conditioner bars.
𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐇𝐚𝐢𝐫: Ao Organics' Shampoo & Conditioner bars are packed with essential oils and other fresh/natural ingredients. The result? A cleaner rinse, less build-up, and happier, shinier, healthier hair.
𝐋𝗼𝐧𝐠 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: One bar can last approximately 80+ washes, that’s the equivalent of 2-3 (plastic) bottles of liquid shampoo!
𝐄𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝗼𝐧𝗺𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐲: A single plastic bottle can take 450+ years to decompose. Our Shampoo & Conditioner Bars drastically reduce plastic bottle waste (by 2-3 bottles per bar). This quickly adds up to saving millions of plastic bottles from landfills.
How to use:
It’s only natural that Ao Organics Hawaii debuted in 2017 with its line of reef-safe sunscreens. Founder Chelsa Davis, who is based in Honoka‘a on Hawai‘i Island, frequents the beach with her family so sunscreen has always been a household staple. However, after becoming pregnant with her third child in 2016, she delved deeper into the ingredients listed on the labels of store-bought sunscreens–oxybenzone being one–and quickly learned how toxic they are.
At the time, Chelsa found it challenging to find a brand that she trusted was 100%-organic and safe for the whole family. So shortly after, she retreated to her home kitchen and experimented with formulating her own reef-safe sunscreens to create a cleaner product especially for her children.
Today, she has expanded to include a line of skincare products including the popular ‘Ōlena + Honey Foaming Cleanser, which treats acne and boosts skin complexion. All of the brand’s formulas use ingredients that are all organic and locally sourced, when possible, and are packaged in eco-friendly vessels.
Ao Organics Hawai‘i formulates its products with ethically sourced ingredients that will treat women’s skin issues and won’t break the bank on their journey to achieve healthy, glowing skin–a.k.a. the #AOGlow. The local brand does just this, all while preserving ourao (earth) with clean and sustainable products. In addition to offering high-quality skincare and sun care products, she believes that it is herkuleana (responsibility) as a Native Hawaiian woman to protect ourwai(ocean) and‘āina(land), all while educating others.
How they give back:
Ao Organics Hawai‘i sources its ingredients from local farmers and utilizes sustainable packaging materials including reusable glass vessels–they will refill your items with product if you mail in your empty bottles!
The eco-conscious brand offers its variety of reef-safe sunscreen to protect our coral reefs and oceans, which have been susceptible to coral bleaching due to harmful chemicals–oxybenzone and octinoxate in particular–found in most store-bought sunscreens. It recently launched its “Trade, Don’t Trash” program to encourage Hawai‘i residents to trade in their chemical-based sunscreens before the ban goes into effect in 2021. When you send in your toxic sunscreens, Chelsa will bring them to the Kohala Center where they safely dispose of them in an environmentally friendly manner, and in return, you will receive 50% off any of her reef-safe sunscreen products!
The company also donates to local foundations such as Ho’ōla Nā Pua, a nonprofit committed to the prevention of sex trafficking and providing care for children who have been exploited.