Hāloa'Āina is a Native Hawaiian reforestation and educational organization committed to economic prosperity and environmental responsibility guided by cultural values for a more sustainable Hawai'i. Sounds impressive, right? Together with their sister company, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, they are producing top quality sandalwood oil and hydrosol, right on the Big Island. They are also one of Honua's largest partners in Hawaiian agriculture and sustainability!
Honua Founder, Kapua Browning, spent several days on the farm recently and returned more inspired than ever to use their sandalwood in future Honua products.
Located on the island of Hawai'i (I.e. the Big Island), Hāloa'Āina began as a family-run project, focused on restoring acres of native sandalwood forest. Centuries of invasive plant and animal species have destroyed many native Hawaiian ecosystems (including the native sandalwood plant) but thanks to projects like Hāloa'Āina, we may see some of them flourish again.
You can find sandalwood as the base of one of our newest creations, Līhau Facial Mist and in many of the products we created for our newest Farm-To-Spa concept at the Auberge Resort at Mauna Lani on the Big Island.