Mauka Kope Soap
Mauka (meaning “upland” or “toward the mountain” in Hawaiian) is a refreshing combination of mist and mint to leave one feeling reinvigorated. Prepare for a morning hike to catch the sunrise, and remember this ‘olelo no’eau: E kulia i ka nu’u! “Strive for the summit!”
Aroma: Fresh, Spicy, Warm
Exfoliation level: ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲△△
How to Use: Gently Lomilomi (massage) into your palms and/or over your body. Rinse well with wai (water).
Disclaimer: All of our products are handmade with sustainable ingredients and organic compounds. Thus, we encourage our customers to place their bars of soap in a dry area when not in use to avoid natural breakdown from overexposure to water and moisture. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes.
Ingredients: Saponified Blend of Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Canola Oil, Responsibly-Sourced Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Purified Aqua (Water), Fragrance, Upcycled Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Beans
About the Brand
Kope Soap found it's origin at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Students in Professor Peter Rowan's Entrepreneurial Marketing class were tasked with creating and pitching new business ventures throughout the semester. To address increasing awareness towards climate change and the growing demand for natural products, the Kope Soap team determined to create a business that would benefit it's customers and the environment. Drawing inspiration from Barnana, a company that upcycles bananas into healthy snacks, Kope Soap noticed how many students were buying coffee from a nearby cafe and felt that there was a better way to utilize the coffee grounds.
Kope Soap was extremely well-received and became a finalist in the class.
From there, founder Tate along with his team progressed through a series of programs at Shidler's Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) that included the UH Business Plan Competition and the 2018 UH Summer Startup Launchpad to make Kope Soap a reality. Since then, Kope Soap has been privileged to vend and experience growth at events like the Moana Lani and Made in Hawaiʻi Festival.