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Kohala Soap Company
Address: PO Box 460 Kapaau, HI, 96755
Email Address: shanmular@msn.com
Phone: 808-854-5589
About Us
ALOHA! The Kohala Soap Company ohana lives on a multi-generational family farm in Kapaau. We are builders by trade but are now waist deep in the wonderful world of Korean natural farming, fruit tree cultivation, shepherding, home schooling, and home soap making. We started making soap to fill our own needs and wants of a bar that could be used for multiple purposes but offered simple and clean ingredients. We loved it, and so did friends….and their friends…… and their friends’ friends! All that friendly love led to recipe experiments and more frequent batches, and a delicious smelling house. Before long, we were spending family fun night -wrapping bars in brown paper to share. So here we are. On new adventure. Maybe with you.

You might meet:

Kahli (Kalai) – head soap maker and grown-up
Dan – chief cutter and carpenter / general labor
Shannon – logistics and conversationalist
Duke – happy-maker, loafer, muse (our beloved Newfie who inspired the dog on the bar)
Jack – critic, 7-year-old mud wrestler, user of lots of soap
Mimi & Papa – soap testers
Friends – gushers and outsourced soap testers
Practices
Our soapmaking is done together as a family in small batches. It is made from a few quality ingredients, using as simple a recipe as possible (see descriptions of each bar), therefore cutting out things that are not good for us and for the earth. The soap is cold processed, poured into homemade cedar molds, set to saponify (and fill our house with delicious smells), then is measured and hand cut by our official cutter Dan (he is gifted and highly skilled with a tape measure and santoku knife). We then line them up on our homemade cedar racks to cure. Once cured, we box them up and they are ready to share.