For purchases to be shipped within Hawaii, we offer free shipping on orders above $50.
For purchases to be shipped within the United States, we offer free shipping on orders above $75.
For purchases to be shipped to Japan, Australia, or New Zealand, we offer free shipping on orders above $175.
All other international shipping is calculated based on carrier costs. Expedited shipping is an extra charge which is calculated based on carrier costs.
Shipping for corporate bulk orders to individual locations will be billed based on the final cost to each location, including costs for international locations, based on carrier costs. Shipping for bulk orders to one location will be billed on the flat cost to final location based on carrier cost. Shipping costs will be posted to your invoice or can be charged to your corporate FedEx account when provided in advance.
Shipping costs are non-refundable.
Can I substitute different items in a gift box?
Yes - by building your own gift set you can include whichever items you like in your gift box! Shop for the items you would like to fill your custom gift set with by adding items from the following categories to your cart:
Be sure to include your personalized note during the checkout process in the "Custom Gift Note/Special Instructions:” section. (20 words or less).
Head to checkout and be sure to check the "Make this Item a Gift for $5.00" box at checkout!
Can I add a note to a gift box?
Yes! Personalize any gift with a note by including your personalized note during the checkout process in the "Custom Gift Note/Special Instructions:” section. (20 words or less).
Can I add this product to a gift box?
Yes! We recommend you make your own gift set! Simply add the Hawaiian Gift Box to your cart and the products you select for your gift set will be beautifully boxed in our exclusive Mana Up gift box that includes our custom tissue paper, fun crinkle paper filler, accompanying maker stories, and personalized note.
Can someone walk me through the gift box process?
We’re always happy to help guide you through your gifting experience. Give us a call at +1 (808) 425-4028 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll assist you!
Can I subscribe to receive boxes monthly?
Yes! You can bring Hawai’i home with monthly deliveries of these fabulous beach subscription boxes! With each subscription box, gifts of Hawaiian products will be delivered to their door - filled with the newest products, exclusive picks, and limited-edition items made by Hawai‘i’s makers and artisans.
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.