Hana Nai'a is more than just a product - it is an experience. Hana Nai'a products are 100% pure and Made with Aloha in Hawaii using all organic ingredients wherever possible or wild crafted in a conscious manner. There are no synthetic or "natural" fragrances, no preservatives, no alcohol, no mineral oil, no petroleum, and no parabens.
Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils of flowers and plants for specific cosmetic or healing purposes. It is based on many thousands of years of medical and scientific research. Essential oils are the concentrated vital "Life Force" or "Soul" of the plant. Most are deliciously fragrant potent aromatics that stimulate mental and physical responses through the sense of smell, the most powerful of all the senses.
The effect on the psyche is powerful and immediate. The unique molecular structure of pure essential oils enables them to reach deeper skin layers bringing their stimulating nourishing action to centers of cell regeneration.
Sense of smell is unique in that olfactory receptors are the only receptors in direct contact with the outside world. Communicating with the base of the brain (about level with the bridge of the nose), sensitive hairs in the nose pick up the fragrant molecules, sending their message directly to the lymbic system, the cerebral core of emotion and memory controlling the entire endocrine system of hormones that can regulate metabolism, send calming neural messages, restore every cell, every nerve's function, increase energy, untangle nerves, lift a mood, heighten libido, improve lymph flow and circulation.
The essential oils we use are gathered from around the world and are of the highest quality and purity. It takes many pounds of flowers to create a small amount of essential oil. For this reason pure essential oils are very costly and for centuries have only been available to select groups.
All of our products are prepared with great reverence for the soul of the plants and the planet by Maryann Broyles. Maryann keeps the source of her ingredients close to her heart, and few hands touch the oils before the reach their intended purchasers. This keeps the quality and integrity of these products at the highest level.
Because the oils are rare, and taken with care and gratitude from the fragile and sacred earth, their availability is limited. For instance, oils taken from the Amazon are taken with care for their eco-system, which may limit the availability of the oils at times.
We promote the concept of sustainability, and purchase oils only from individuals with the same consciousness, which is also why the oils can be expensive. We respect the fragility of the planet and the life it supports, and we are careful to support and nurture it in return.