Island Soap & Candle Works was established in the sleepy town of Kekaha, on the west side of Kauai, in 1984. What began as a small line of handmade soaps has expanded to become a full line of natural Hawaiian Island Botanical lotions, beeswax candles, lip balms, salves and other gift items.
Over time, island visitors began making requests to come and see how the products were made. So, Island Soap & Candle Works opened a smaller version of their factory on the north shore of Kauai, in Kilauea, in 1997. This store has become a popular destination as both a charming retail gift shop and a working factory where visitors can watch soap and candles being made.
With this success they opened a second location in Koloa on the south shore of Kauai. Finally a smaller, retail store was opened in the Princeville Shopping Center.
The Kilauea store is less than a ten minute drive from Honu Point Vacation Rental. There you will find 40 different fragrances of handmade soaps and candles. If you’d like to watch them make their product, call the store for days and times. It is generally during the middle of the week.
The store also features unique and rare gift items made by local artists. Choose from soap dishes, candle holders, T-Shirt bags, cards and more, to go with the colors and scents of the soaps and candles. If you buy four soaps/candles/lotions, you will get an additional one FREE! Don’t want to carry them home? On a purchase of $40 or more, Island Soap & Candle Works will mail your items anywhere in the US for $10.00. What a great gift idea.
What Makes Their Soap So Special?
They have designed their recipes to have extra oil left in the finished soap. Unlike more commercial brands they do not remove the natural glycerin. This creates a creamy bar of soap with a beneficial moisturizing effect. I personally use their soaps and love them. Not only do they smell and feel good, they last a long time!
“I have been buying this lotion for years. The scent is not overpowering, leaving just a hint of scent on your skin after you use it. The lotion is moisturizing, applies smoothly. I love it.”
“I love the soothing salve. It absorbs quickly and is nongreasy. The small tin fits easily in a pocket, make-up bag , or purse. I’ve used it for dry cuticles, minor burns, burst blisters, and chapped lips. It is great!”
“For the first time, along with my order of pillar candles, I ordered two votive samplers. Why did I wait so long? They look so beautiful sitting on my small end tables, or anywhere. I don’t purchase any candles but yours. None I’ve tried measure up to your quality and wonderful aromas. I will also be ordering votives in future orders.”
“I love this candle. Every time I light it, it reminds me of Kauai!”
New Location! The old location, in the Kong Lung Center On Kilauea Road, has closed. They have moved to the new shopping center across the street (behind the North Shore Vet Clinic).
Still On The Way To The Lighthouse
Open every day from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Phone (808) 828-1955 or Toll Free Phone (866) 828-0122
Keneke St., Kilauea, HI 96754
Located In The Princeville Shopping Center
Open every day from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily
Phone (808) 827-8111
Princeville, HI 96722
Located On The North End Of The Old Koloa Town Shopping Center
Store Hours 9 am – 9 pm daily
Phone (808) 742-1945 or Toll Free (888) 528-7627