A retired fireman and a retired school teacher respectively, Vicki and Steve Pillar are the founders and owners of Moku Pua. The name Moku Pua came to Vicki's sister in a dream. Translated, Moku Pua means Island Flower. How serendipitous it is that the name which came to light from a dream be the beginning of their dream come true.
The Sweet Smell of Success
So how is it that they came to be in this island paradise? Well, according to Steve, they were made an offer of a lifetime to open up a factory store in Waikapu's Maui Tropical Plantation. And with the location being so "peaceful and serene" it was an offer they could not refuse.
Vicki began making sugar scrubs, giving them as Christmas gifts to friends and family. Their scrubs were so overwhelmingly popular that she began getting orders from friends to give as gifts.The popularity of her scrub lead her to venture into creating fragrance and body care products. With both of them being retired, the opportunity to open up the store came at the perfect time. Facing the opportunity of a life-time they could not have possibly anticipated how successful their venture would be. With Steve's hard work and Vicki's vision and ideas, this couple's factory store is truly a success.
Quality Skin Care at a Premium
At a time when beauty and skin care is a multi-billion dollar industry, Moku Pua has found its niche here on Maui. Women are always looking out for the next big thing in skin care where the trend is maintaining youthful skin while looking fresh and rejuvenated. All of the products are made with all natural ingredients, including natural exotic oils to nourish and hydrate your skin. Moku Pua's tropical ingredients include coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, pure cane sugar, and aloe vera. Historically, coconut has been used by polynesian women for its moisturizing effects as well as for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and Hawaiian cane sugar is used as an exfoliant leaving your skin soft and rejuvenated. What better place to be than where both of these tropical ingredients are naturally grown.
What makes this company special is their commitment to the environment. They have proven this commitment by employing greener, more sustainable practices in the processing of their products and by eliminating the use of damaging parabens, sulfates, and formaldehyde. Their products are made with ingredients that are food grade, natural and organic.
Moku Pua offers nine varieties of fragrances to choose from in a variety of soaps, sprays, sachets and bath salts. The nine fragrances in their product line include three florals, four citrus/fruit combinations and two scents that are vanilla-infused. You will love how soft and supple your skin feels and you will love that they are made with the finest quality of natural ingredients. After all, aren't we worth it?