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Reviewed and recommended: Malie Organic Body Polish

September 8, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 8 Comments
Inspired by Jimmy's post on the Hawaiian organic brand Malie and it's Organic Massage Tonic, I sent off for the Organic Body Polish ($40). It took me a few indecisive moments to choose the Sea Salt/Coconut version - they all look good enough to eat.

I made the right choice. This is the nicest body scrub I have ever used (and I have used my fair share). Just unscrewing the lid is a joy. I am hit by the smell of Hawaiian salt spray and am transported to a tropical beach. Not a bad way to start the day. The base of Hawaiian sea salt and mango butter has just the right ratio of exfoliant to gloop. Old cells sloughed away, while the skin is nourished.

This buffer also has local clay from Kaua'i and, perhaps responsible for the feel good factor, there is vanilla seed extract. Vanilla increases levels of catecholamines (including epinephrine, more commonly known as adrenalin). Yep, a good way to start the day.

Ingredients in Malie Organic Body Polish

Hawaiian sea salt, organic virgin coconut oil, organic cocoa butter, mango butter, organic vanilla bean, organic vitamin E, vanilla essential oil, Kaua"i clay, organic grapefruit seed extract, organic citric acid, organic tapioca, organic tumeric.
  • September 6, 2011

    by Kauai Girl

    I've tried the Pikake body polish on numerous occasions and found it to be very oily-like... Even my shower felt slippery after using it.

    I prefer the body wash better than the scrub.

  • September 23, 2009

    by Michelle

    So I contacted Malie Kauai about the jar version that I received, and they advised me that they stopped selling the jar version 4 years ago and people are not supposed to be selling it on Amazon. However, the shelf life of the product is only two years. So now it makes more sense of why it didn't seem to do much for me in the shower--it's expired! They offered to send me a new tub version of the polish! I can't wait to try it! =D Amazon also said that they are going to take the product off the site.

  • September 14, 2009

    by admin

    Michelle, there are some more ideas here:

  • September 14, 2009

    by Michelle

    Hm, that's a good point. I was wondering the same thing when I was looking through their website for the jar for comparison. I tried e-mailing Malie about it, but have yet to receive a response. I'll let you know if they do. In the meantime, do you have any other scrubs to recommend?

  • September 10, 2009

    by marta

    Michelle, I find the Malie scrub a bit confusing. The jar is on Amazon, but not on the Malie website. I wonder if you have a version that has now been discontinued.

  • September 10, 2009

    by Michelle

    Hi Marta,

    I tried getting the tub version, but they all seemed to be sold out at the time I was trying to purchase them, so I settle for the Sugar Cane Ginger Body Polish in the jar instead. It says it's by Malie Kauai, but I'm not sure if the tub and the jar affect how the scrub performs. I tried it, and the sugars are big and pretty dry. It doesn't seem to make my skin feel as smooth as the Moringa scrub from the Body Shop. This is the one I bought:

    Is the product is the jar the same as the one in the tub? oh, and I don't notice much of a scent or smell either.

  • October 27, 2008

    by Marta

    <p>It really is. I'm going to buy every version of it that they make.</p>

  • October 26, 2008

    by jimmy

    <p>isn't it fantastic??</p>

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