Ola Origins

FROM THE LAND OF ALOHA

WELLBEING IS OUR BEAUTY SECRET

Hawai’I provides us with everything we need for a healthy lifestyle, to balance mind, body, heart and spirit. Living in harmony with nature, living gratefully and generously, and caring for ourselves and our community is the recipe for wellness. We are a family owned and operated business in Hawaii. We started our business in 2005 with a commitment to creating premium Hawaiian inspired body and skin care products that celebrate Hawaiian healing traditions. 

OLA MEANS “LIFE FORCE” IN HAWAIIAN 

Ola Tropical Apothecary products are indigenous, made with ingredients that reflect a sense of place. Ola Tropical Apothecary products are artisan-crafted, and hand made in small batches to ensure quality and freshness. Each of our Hawaiian products are 100% MADE IN HAWAI’I on our farm, where we live and grow many of our organic ingredients.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS WE USE IN OUR PRODUCTS →

THE OLA COMMUNITY

In 2010, with the guidance of local cultural practitioners, we completed our wellness collection. Founded on Hawaiian healing traditions, we created a line of purification products and massage products to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Small, portable, and easy to use massage sticks were added to our collection. However we needed to find a resource to make the sticks, and we discovered The Lanakila Learning Center. This progressive holistic learning center in Hilo, servicing disadvantaged high school students, needed money and we needed sticks.

Our partnership lasted ten years and hundreds of kids learned wood working skills over the years! Woodworking led to farm visits where the kids literally created our medicine garden from the ground up. They worked the land, planted the ingredients, learned natural farming techniques, tended and harvested the plants, until the school had to close.

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS HAVE CHANGED BUT NOT OUR DEDICATION TO OUR COMMUNITY. OUR NEW PARTNERS INCLUDE FAMILIES LIVING OFF THE LAND AT KING’S LANDING NEAR HILO. A GENEROUS PORTION OF THE SALES OF LOMI STICKS IS DONATED TO KUPU HAWAI’I, WWW.KUPUHAWAII.ORG.