10,000 feet above the ocean, standing on the rim of the ancient volcano, Haleakala, a vision for a new earth was revealed: one where all people live close to the land and in harmony with nature’s rhythms. One where the fertile soil feeds us and the cycles of vertically integrated businesses sustain us. One where we consume less “stuff” and cultivate more soul. The map for this new way forward rests in the wisdom of our ancestors.
Founders Sue Mandini and Kollette Stith bring this wisdom down from the mountain and into our daily lives through Pure Mana, a luxury skincare brand built from the ground up, featuring wild harvested ingredients and a synergy of raw, wild macadamia nut oil and green coffee bean oil, grown on their family’s certified organic farm, Mahina Mele. As farmers and zero-waste zealots, they are environmentalists who seek to sustain more than skin. Pure Mana is a vertically integrated business that operates largely off the grid, processes mostly by hand, and sustains itself and local community through closed loop, regenerative practices.
Our mission is to sustain the life force and luxury of mother nature, working off the grid to bring the purest products to your skin.
About Pure Mana
Hawaiian folklore tells a tale of Ku and Lono, two Gods who arrived at mana - a spiritual energy of power and strength - by two different paths. Ku achieved mana through violence and war, while Lono gained his mana through fertility, agriculture and rainfall. Today, we know these two great powers as war and peace, and in Hawaii, it is the peaceful path that is celebrated with every Aloha.
Spend time with Hawaiian natives and you’ll likely learn that certain sites possess strong mana, or spiritual energy. Like a vortex of power and strength, these sites are charged with life force that can be felt, channeled and summoned through ritual and prayer.
The top rim of the Haleakala volcano is one such site, and it was where Sue Mandini and Kollette Stith were standing when the vision for Pure Mana was revealed. Inspired by the abundance of spirit and bounty of the land, Pure Mana exists to nourish the soil, feed the skin and cultivate social good through its worldwide volunteer network, a training and education program that shares knowledge of organic farming practices, solar living and sustainable coffee and macadamia nut production. From planting to packaging, everything is offered as a gift to the earth and an invitation to each other.
Because in the end, it all comes down to mother earth. And it’s all up to us.
It was out of our gratitude and appreciation for this ancient and beautiful place that we decided to create a collection of eco-luxe skincare solutions. Pure Mana is not just an endeavor to produce purity in the world, it is our love poem to the awe-inspiring Hawaii Islands.
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Receive $25 off when you recycle with us!
Whether you are interested in sharing stories of your experience, have questions about any of our products or methods, or simply want to get in touch – we always love hearing from our valued customers! Please feel free to reach out to us and we look forward to hearing from you. Aloha!
Pure Mana Hawaii
PO BOX 709
Kealakekua, HI 96750
puremanahawaii [@] gmail [dot] com