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Mamalani offers natural Hawaiian bodycare at Made in Hawaii Festival

Local products based on a healthy and active lifestyle

Sponsored by Made in Hawaii Festival

The Made in Hawaii Festival is coming up on August 16 – 18, 2019, at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena, and if you’re looking for some local, organic bodycare products, visit Mamalani! HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is with owner and creator Mele Kalama-Kingma at her workshop to talk about the natural Hawaiian beauty care line.

Mamalani produces organic deodorant and Hawaiian body products made in Hawaii. Kalama-Kingma is a registered dietitian and cultural nutritionist who has worked with Native Hawaiians to learn about medicinal plants.

“My grandparents’ love for Hawaii and self-sustainable lifestyle impacted my life,”  Kalama-Kingma explains. “My grandmother, Mamalani, taught me about the aloha spirit, and I created products to educate people on our culture, while also providing a healthy solution to more conventional bodycare products.”


Kalama-Kingma believes harmful chemicals in plastic packaging is a true issue in Hawaii. “My conscious decision to use local and organic ingredients in sustainable packaging aligns our values with our mission,” she explains. “We also hand make every single product, so the mana, or essence, of who we are as Hawaiians is felt in the products we make.”

Mamalani is a total bodycare line based on a healthy and active lifestyle. “We make body powders that are great for any areas of sweat, odor and moisture,” Kalama-Kingma says. The line offers biodegradable deodorant sticks, a moisturizing lip balm, facial powder and oil blends for energy and sleep. “We are also collaborative, so we carry other Hawaiian products in our online shop as part of gift sets.”

As part of the Made in Hawaii Festival, Mamalani will be offering two gift sets that feature its entire line of products and a set that makes for a great gift. “We have also collaborated with Little Hands Hawaii, a local sunscreen company, and will have an after sun salve and sunscreen Ohana Gift Pack available.”

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