Lanikai Bath & Body: Local, Natural

Alana Folen
Wednesday - September 14, 2011
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Sales associate Kealilia Meyer and manager Mandi Kopet-Esrason. Leah Friel photo .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Lanikai Bath and Body owners Brook Gramann and Gloria Garvey opened the shop in Kailua in 2005, and offer an array of luxurious handmade, natural products that capture the true essence of Hawaii.

“Everything here is locally made on Oahu and made with all natural and mostly organic ingredients freshness is key here,” says store manager Mandi KopetEsrason.

“We do a few different things here, from soaps, to lotions, solid perfumes, candles, body wash and more,” she adds.

“Everything that has our Lanikai Bath and Body label are products that we make ourselves, but we do bring in some other things that are still locally made, such as the solid perfumes.

We do a lot of gift sets too, and our soy candles are very popular.”

Utilizing natural island ingredients and botanical extracts such as papaya, Pacific sea kelp and calendula, and natural oils, including macadamia and kukui nut, Jojoba, avocado and vitamin E, KopetEsrason says, all Lanikai Bath and Body products are formulated with pure essential oils and distinctive blends of fragrances.

“I would say our tropical line is the most popular, and the plumeria lotion has been selling out like crazy. The Naupaka line is great for both men and women, blending coconut lime and verbena,” she says.

“Our body butters are based with shea butter so it’s really nice, you can definitely see the difference in your skin. I use these products myself, and I won’t go back to anything else. I take all these products with me even when I’m traveling it’s perfect.

“We offer a lot of different scents as well. You name it, we have it,” Kopet-Esrason adds. “Our products are excellent for those with sensitive skin, too, and if you are sensitive to the different scents, we do have a line of unscented products as well.”

The constant flow of customers in and out of the store is proof that business is briskfor Lanikai Bath and Body, and online orders are growing.

“Both Brook and Gloria are great businesspeople, and I think they knew that Kailua needed a store like this, where everything is locally made and allnatural. Nothing here is brought in from the Mainland,” Kopet-Esrason explains.

Lanikai Bath and Body is located at 600 Kailua

Road #119 and is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 2623260 or visit

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