bath and body


Ola Tropical Apothecary has added a new skin care collection to their offerings called:  Ola Hawaiian Skin Care.  Utilizing infusions of powerful tropical ingredients, Ola Hawaiian Skin Care offers a range of cleansers, toners, masks, serums and a moisturizer to the line.  Each of these products provides effective skincare solutions to keep skin looking young, radiant and nourished.  

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I was very excited to have the opportunity to try a product from Ola Tropical Apothecary.  Being a Hawaii Native, I enjoy trying products from companies that are locally based here in the islands.  I was sent the  Plumeria Sugar Polish.  If you know anything about me, it’s that Plumeria is one of my favorite scents, so I was eager to give it a try and share my thoughts with all of you.  

The Sugar Body Polish is gentle, even on my sensitive skin and offers natural exfoliating properties while combining pure Hawaiian Cane Sugar with Organic Hawaiian Honey to renew and condition the skin.  To these awesome combination of ingredients, Ola also adds an infusion of healing Hawaiian plant extracts with natural cleansers and tropical oils and butters to help cleans, soften and moisturize the skin.  If I had to describe this product in one word, it would be “Luxurious”.

If I had to describe this product in one word, it would be Luxurious!

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Using the Ola Tropical Apothecary Plumeria Sugar Polish is simple.  Simply apply and/or use the product in the shower or bath to cleanse and renew your skin.  Apply to damp skin and massage well, exfoliating and moisturizing your skin.  Rinse off with warm water.  You can use this sugar polish several times a week to help make your skin radiant and hydrated.  My favorite places to use the sugar polish is on my heels and feet as well as my hands, elbows, and knees.  This is especially a treat for me when I’m about to change out my nail polish or do a self-mani/pedi.  It’s the perfect way to leave my skin looking great.  

The ingredients in this particular product happen to be some of my favorites for skincare:  honey, aloe vera, noni fruit, taro root, coconut oil, cocoa seed butter and kukui nut oil – just to name a few.

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Ola offers a variety of products (as mentioned above) for use in their Hawaiian Skin Care daily ritual.  While I have only tried their sugar polish, I’m excited to try out other products from the line to include:  cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer. Masks are also available to add to your collection.  Collections include the following:

  • ʻĀina (land) – The ʻĀina group targets normal to dry skin conditions. Harnessing the natural anti-aging benefits of tropical fruit, medicinal plants, and elements, ʻĀina Hawaiian Skincare is revitalizing, nourishing, hydrating, moisturizing for the skin.
  • Kai (sea) – The Kai group targets acne-prone skin and blemishes. Focusing on powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal and repairing sea elements and seaside plants to exfoliate, remove impurities, heal and restore the skin.
  • Pua (flower) – The Pua group targets the complex issues of sensitive or irritated skin. Drawing on the soothing and repairing benefits of tropical flowers to rejuvenate, soothe and soften the skin.
  • Mana Moisturizer addresses the total health of your skin. By infusing new discoveries in natural anti-aging ingredients extracted from the land and the sea, with powerful essential oils, we have created a deeply hydrating and nourishing base to which you may add the Ola serum of your choice.
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About Ola, Tropical Apothecary is a natural-based bath and body spa collection centered on the Hawaiian concept of beauty and wellness.  Each of the Company’s hand-crafted bath and body products combines beneficial botanicals, oils, fruits, sea elements and flowers in the time-honored, traditional Hawaiian way.  By supporting Ola, you support local small farmers and business, as well as a Company that is responsible, transparent and sustainable.  Please, visit www.hawaiianbodyproducts.com for more information.

The new skin care line is already available online at Hawaiianbodyproducts.com.  Prices will range from $25 to $73 depending on each item.  Click on the link to view the entire line and read all about the Ola Tropical Apothecary collection.

The  ‘Aina Collection from Ola Tropical Apothecary

Get more information or purchase from Ola Tropical Apothecary at: www.hawaiianbodyproducts.com

Mahalo Ola Tropical Apothecary for sharing your awesome sugar polish with me.  I look forward to trying out more of your products in the future.

Disclaimer:  The product featured in this post was sent for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links may be posted throughout.



When it comes to skin care and body care items, I’m always excited for the Holidays – because with Holidays, come awesome gift sets.  This Holiday Gift Guide offers you a selection of treats for anyone and any pocket book.  Whether you are shopping for yourself this holiday season or looking to treat someone you love, you’ll find a selection of Holiday goodies to treat yourself or someone else.  Some of these brands may be “new to you” selections while others are tried and true, but I wanted to incorporate a selection of products that I love highly recommend.

The Body Shop has long been one of my favorite body care and skin care brands.  I’ve been using products from them since before I started blogging, back when we still had a shop here on island on Maui.  But, I am still a lover of their products and purchase from them online all the time.  Recently I received a package from the brand that was specifically personalized for me.  Now, it’s no secret I love The Body Shop’s Body Butters, so when I seen this – I fell in love.

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The Body Shop offers a variety of different gifts available for anyone in any size.  Just pick and choose their huge array of smell great and body loving products.  The sets vary in price and size so you will always be able to find something for someone to fit your budget.  And, want to personalize and name your own body butter like mine pictured?  Well – you can head on over to your local The Body Shop location and select one of four animals along with a name to add to cover.  Unfortunately you can’t order these online (shucks), but if you’re near a The Body Shop, these will make a great gift.  Other sets from TBS retail from $10 and up so definitely check it out.  Click here to see what they have available online.

Over the years LATHER has become one of my absolute favorite skin care and body care brands.  I’m mentioned it a number of times here on Honeygirlsworld.com and it’s a brand I continue to use.  Each year they release beautiful sets of treats for stocking stuffers and I’m so excited to share these with you.

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The Holiday Stocking Stuffers are the perfect gift sets for your loved ones.  The Vanilla Bath Fizz Combo retails for $18.00 and includes six bath bombs (vanilla & tonka bean and vanilla & citrus).  These are the perfect Winter treat and I love that you get two different aromas in each set.  With moisturizing botanicals including jojoba, coconut and sweet almond with kukui nut oils to condition and nourish the skin.

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The Sugar Plum Kisses Set ($15.00) is a duo of lip smoothing scrub and lip conditioning balm.  I absolutely love both of these products having used them before so having them in a set is absolutely fabulous.

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And of course, one of my all time favorite stocking stuffers (it was a huge hit for my family and friends last year) is the Soap & Candle Stocking Stuffer Sets.  These gorgeous sets are beautifully packaged (I love it) and retail for $18.00.  These are perfect for hanging on the Christmas Tree or you can give or wrap as you so fit.  Each set has a soap and candle and you can select from Lemongrass, Vanilla and Lavender.  Each duo is encased in a cute little box that resembles a present and I love how festive it all looks.  Each candle smells divine so anyone you gift these to will love them.

You can purchase any of these gorgeous sets for yourself or a loved one at: http://www.lather.com/holidaygiftideas.html

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Nourish Natural Bath Products is a new to me brand, but I’ve been absolutely loving the products since getting my hands on them.  Until now, you could only get Nourish products in one of the company’s stores (which is probably why I haven’t heard of it before), but now they are available online.  Nourish offers handmade bath, body and gift items, in beautiful and delectable scents and are perfect for people like me with sensitive skin.  Items from Nourish make great gifts for women, men and even babies.

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The Citrus Small Gift Set – $35.00 comes with 2 bars of handmade soap, a 3 oz. shea butter salt scrub, a travel tin soy candle, a shea butter bath fizzie and a nourish lip balm.  They all come delivered and packaged ready for gifting.

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The Georgia Peach Glycerin Soap – $6.00 makes the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone.  This soap is absolutely gorgeous and will leave your skin as rich and moist as a ripe, juicy peach with natural humectant glycerin and aloe.  The coconut oil base absorbs quickly, protecting skin against sun damage and smoothing out your complexion.  I love the sweet but subtle fragrance and you or anyone you buy this for will enjoy it.

Nourish has a variety of gift items available for your choosing – so I highly suggest you head on over and check it out.  Any of these make great stocking stuffers or gift selections for your holiday gift list.  http://nourishsavannah.com

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Salacia Salts is also a new to me brand but I’ve been loving it since trying it the last month or so.  It’s the perfect selection for the man or woman on your holiday wish list.  These unique bath, body and home items from Salacia are the perfect selection.  Salacia Salts is based in Savannah Georgia and all the items are made there.

You can purchase Salacia Salts here: https://salaciasalts.com/

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The Peach on Earth Set is $56.00 and includes the Georgia Peach Medium Salt Soak, Georgia Peach Bar Soap, Georgia Peach Body Butter and Peach on Earth Tea Towel.  This indulgent set is perfect for that Southern Belle in your life or anyone that loves a soft and sweet peach fragrance.  The fragrance is light so you don’t have to worry about smelling like over ripe peach too.  You can purchase this set here.

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FarmHouse Fresh is another brand that I’ve been really fancying lately.  While I can attest to loving all of the products I’ve tried from the brand, one that stands out to me as a great Holiday Gift is the Sweeping Softness 3 Step Body Sampler.  There are three different selections to choose from for the 3 Step Body Samplers, I’ve only tried the Sweeping Softness set.  I love that you can try three different body care sets for a great cost and decide for yourself if you want to get the full size.  FarmHouse Fresh Body Oils and Scrubs are some of my favorites, so ultimately – while you can’t go wrong with anything you get as a gift from FHF, these little sets are perfect selections as holiday presents.

AT FarmHouse Fresh you’ll find a plethora of skin care crafted around delicious food and drinks using 99.6% natural and naturally derived ingredients.  All products are proudly made in the U.S.A.  You can purchase this set and so much more from FarmHouse Fresh at: http://farmhousefreshgoods.com/

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Marula Oil has been a favorite brand of mine for about 4 years now.  The first product I tried from the brand was the Pure Marula Facial Oil and it continues to be one of my favorites till this day.  I figured that since I love it so and this is all about my favorites, that I just had to share these with all of you.

The Pure Marula Facial Oil ($58 – $78) is a luxury item and comes with a hefty cost, but using it just once may definitely win you over.  Marula Facial Oil is light and hydrating – perfect for the winter months when our skin tends to be driest.  This oil absorbs quickly into the skin without a greasy feel or residue and you’ll immediately notice a boost in long lasting hydration and an improvement in your skin’s elasticity.  Pure Marula Facial Oil by Marula is the only doctor endorsed, scientifically validated facial oil, with 60% more antioxidants than the leading Argan Oil.  This oil and my coconut oil are my holy grail must haves to keeping my skin looking youthful.

A new to me product from Marula is the Foaming Cleansing Oil Towelettes.  My gosh do I love these.  Retailing for $10 for a pack of 10 (yes, a bit steep – but luxurious and wonderful), these wipes cleanse and exfoliate while offering you pure Marula Oil and Alpha Hydroxy Acids.  These are perfect for travel and help rinse away the dirt, grime and more to reveal a glowing, firmer, more radiant looking skin.  I love that they are sulfate-free and ideal for dry, oily or combo skin.

You can purchase these Marula Oil products at: https://marula.com/  (Be sure to check out my post on Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales to see if there are any discounts available).

There are so many different products available on the market today that would make absolutely awesome gifts for the holiday season.  If you have a skin care, body care or bath and body addict in your life, any of these gifts would make great selections.  There are a few brands that I love to include in Gift Guides each year that I haven’t included in this year’s like Tatcha, but please keep in mind that I still love these brands – I just wanted to offer some variety in selection this year and introduce you to brands you may have not heard of or products you may have not tried.

Looking for more ideas for your holiday shopping?  Be sure to check out the following links for my guides and inspiration: (this list will be updated periodically as new guides become available)

Holiday Gift Shopping – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Hair Care {Honey’s Favorite Things}

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for the Skin Care Lover

So, what about you?  Are you hoping that Santa brings you any of these goodies this holiday season?  Have you tried anything from my list of Holiday treats?  Comment below and let me know what you think.

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Christmas is my favorite time of year and quite frankly, my favorite Holiday.  As a child I saved up my money all year round so I could buy the perfect gift for my family members and I still find myself excited for gift giving till this day.  One of my favorite things to shop for are stocking stuffers.  These tiny little gifts are fun and interesting and they don’t need to be large or come in big over-sized packaging.  While jewelry definitely is a nice stocking stuffer to get, there are a lot of options available on the market for the whole family.  Today I’m going to share with you some of my picks for the perfect little stocking stuffer treats.  These are some suggestions of products I have been enjoying lately or ones that I wouldn’t mind receiving myself.  Let’s get started.

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Beauty Junkees 8 piece Pro Series Brush Set $39.97 – I just had to include this brush set in this guide.  My husband has bought me brushes each year for the last few years as Holiday gifts and I always love them.  This brush set includes all the eye brushes you need to complete a stunning holiday makeup look.  From blending to packing on color and smoking out a look – the beauty lover in your life will be thrilled to receive this very well made brush set.  What’s so great is that it also comes with a gorgeous black zipper brush pouch that you can use for travel.

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Zaya Oils for Hair and Body Zaya Hair Oil Blend $49.00 includes some of my favorite hair oils like Organic Jojoba Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Organic Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil, Organic Patchouli Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil.  This beautiful feeling hair oil smells wonderful and has been an essential part of my hair care routine lately – helping to keep my frizzies at bay and nourishing my very curly hair during the cold winter months.  With 50 mL/1.7 fl.oz., you get a generous amount of product and a little goes a long way.  You only need use this two to three times per week as a treatment for the hair.  If you  have a long hair or curly hair loved one – this would make a fabulous treat for them.

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The Zaya Body Oil Blend $46.00  feels like invisible lingerie – smoothing out the trouble areas and accentuating your natural assets.  This oil is composed of a blend that helps to keep the skin hydrated and balanced, giving your body a boost of nutritive energy.  Helping to promote a firm and smooth appearance of your skin and a bright scent – this would make a great gift for anyone.  Blend of oils include:  Sweet almond oil, wheat germ oil, pink grapefruit essential oil, castor oil and organic rosemary essential oil.

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Lucie + Pompette Lip Batter 3 in 1 Balm, Gloss & Treatment $16.50 (0.16 fl.oz.) is not only adorable but makes the absolute perfect stocking stuffer for any beauty lover.  Available in 5 different colors that are universal for most – the Lucie + Pompette Lip Batters are the longest wearing plumping lip gloss.  With a revolutionary formula that plumps, fill and hydrates your lips instantly, you get a gloss like product that acts like a treatment and plumps the lips without irritation.  The  unique smoothing cushion envelops the lips for a more voluptuous appearance.  The packaging is absolutely adorable and would make a great gift for any age of beauty lover.

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The Lucie Bag $18.50 is a cosmetic clutch also from Lucie + Pompette and is absolutely adorable.  3.5″ x 7.5″ this cute little bag is perfect for travel or to carry all of your favorite beauty essentials.  French-inspired, the Lucie bag features a glossy white exterior printed with the signature illustrations from Lucie+Pompette and a lined interior.  Details include a chic Eiffel Tower Charm.

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Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter – Tupelo Honey $12.90 (1.56 oz. / 48g) is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.  These little tubs of greatness smell wonderful and come in a gorgeous box that is ready for holiday gifting – simply add a little bow to the top.  When it comes to honey – well, it’s obvious that I’m all over it in a heartbeat and this product has easily become one of my favorite body butters.


A royal treatment in a jar, this super rich formula combines royal jelly and other hive treasures as well as skin quenching butters and essential oils.  It’s also available in the large 6.7 oz jar if you want to give that special person the larger jar.

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Lisa Hoffman Beauty Holiday Serenity Travel Trio Fragrances $49.00.  This beautiful set of fragrances include a unique trio of signature scents.  Gorgeous and ready to be gifted this holiday season – the trio includes the fresh and crisp green French Clary Sage, zesty Japanese Agarwood and warm and cozy Tuscan Fig in 15mL eau de parfum sizes.  If you have a fragrance lover in your life, they will love this set.


It’s packaged and ready for gifting in a white gift box and ribbon and each fragrance can be worn separately or layered to create a signature fragrance all your own.  The Tuscan Fig is my favorite, but I enjoy them all.

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Hope In The Box Coffee Mug If you don’t have a beauty lover in your life – don’t worry, I got you covered.  Coffee addict anyone?  This mug is perfect for the person who loves church or prayer and the coffee or tea (even cocoa) lover in your life.  For the father or mother (or grandparents) who start their day with a cup of joe, this is the perfect gift to give them to have them start their day with HOPE.  “Hang On Pray Everyday” is a company founded by a husband and wife team who persevered through difficult times through prayer.  The company is dedicated to creating gifts that act as simple but beautiful reminders of love and inspiration.  Besides mugs they offer keychains, blankets & other unique items to give to a loved one.

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Shoeps Elastic Laces $10.00 – This is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who wears laced shoes.  I have a set and just ordered a set for each person in my house to give as stocking stuffers.  These handy dandy rubber laces have made such a difference in how easy it is to put on my shoes.  You never have to tie your shoes again with these flexible shoelace bands.  These bands conform to both your shoe and the motion of your feet making them so comfy to use.  They are great for casual wear and perfect for kids.  I use them to the gym or for running and make a great gift to anyone that has difficulty tying their shoes or taking them on and off.  Each package contains 14 bands and you can use these to match your favorite outfit, support your favorite sports team or school or a seasonal event.  I got mine in pink to match my Under Armour shoes.  They come in many different colors as well as a set of rainbow ones.

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I love how easy my Shoeps were to put on and how they make putting on my tennis or running shoes a breeze.  I totally suggest these for anyone and they would make a great gift for the little munchkins in your life.

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Lace Locks Shoe Accessories $9.99+ Since we are talking about shoe accessories, I also want to suggest Lace Locks.  My gosh these are so fun – you can’t help but want to collect them all.  These awesome shoe accessories attach to your laces to add a little flare to your already cool shoes.  These make the perfect stocking stuffer for the little person in your life because they are a fun fashion trend that will be show stopping.  I have them here in Marvel characters but there are a ton of designs for both boys and girls.  They can also be used for adults too.


Lace Locks come in a number of different colors and designs including Marvel, Peanuts and so much more.  They even have jeweled and blinged ones for those that love a little sparkle.

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LATHER Soap Candle Stocking Stuffer $16 – Well, let me just say if you are a fan of sweet things you or the person you are buying this for will absolutely love this set.  The Lemon Vanilla Aromatherapy Candle and Vanilla Bean Shea Soap from LATHER makes for one awesome gift.  An aromatherapy set with  naturally scented delights to use for the home and bath.  The soap is moisturizing with olive oil and paired with a 100% soy wax candle infused with essential oils.  It smells wonderful and feels so good against the skin (the soap).  This would make a great gift for anyone and I have picked up a few as stocking stuffers for family and friends.

– lemon vanilla candle 4 oz
– vanilla bean & shea soap 4 oz

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Dokibook Small Zip Planner $31.50 As many know – I’m a planner addict and have quite a selection of various planner types in all different sizes.  My recent planner haul included the Dokibook in the size small from Dokibook.com.  If you have a planner lover in your life or want to get a gift for someone who likes to stay organized – check out this site.  The Love Doki books are well made  and this particular one is the perfect size for me to organize everything that goes into my wallet.  If it is not what you are looking for – you can find a variety of different planners at places like Target and Walmart and craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michael’s also carry The Happy Planner which is a great customizable planner for the planner and organizer in your life.

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CREATE Book by Jamie Dorobek $11.83 Creating Really Awesome Free Things Book is a wonderful Stocking Stuffer or a great gift year round but especially for the holidays.  This awesome book includes 100 really fun and super easy projects you can do with kids utilizing most of the items you already have in your home.  I love to give books as gifts and this one is fun for the whole family.  You can purchase this via Amazon and get free shipping if you have Prime.  The boys and I have loved doing art projects from this book and I totally recommend it as a gift for any mom, dad or teacher.

There are so many other things I can mention in this list but it would be a lifetime long.  I selected the products in this list specifically because they are items that I or my family have been loving and items that I have purchased this year for loved one.  These items are not only reasonably priced make great gifts and perfect sized for the stocking.  I hope you are all enjoying your holiday shopping.  If I should come across more stocking stuffer ideas, I’ll be sure to post a revised and updated one.  Happy Holidays!