How to Use Your Eco-Friendly, Zero-Waste Hair Care

How to Use Your Eco-Friendly, Zero-Waste Hair Care

We're so excited for you all our #AOGlow goddesses to try our newest shampoo and conditioner bars in Pikake Rain (with a hint of lilikoi)!  If you have been loving our Guava-licious shampoo and conditioner bars, and are a fan of our Pikake Rain lotion, then you will absolutely love our newest product.

Here's why we love our eco-friendly hair care:

  • Bars are eco-friendly and are packaged in 100% plastic-free wrap.
  • Shampoo and conditioners bars are packed with essential oils along with other fresh and natural ingredients. The result? A cleaner rinse, less build-up, and happier, shinier, healthier hair.
  • One bar can provide approximately 80+ washes–that’s the equivalent of two to three plastic bottles of liquid shampoo!
  • A single plastic bottle can take 450+ years to decompose. Our bars drastically reduce plastic bottle waste.  This waste quickly adds up to saving millions of plastic bottles from landfills!

Not sure how to use your eco-friendly, zero-waste bars? We're here to help. Watch my TikTok below where I share a hack on how to use yours.  All you need is a mesh bag (you can use the one that comes with our Reusable Bamboo Cotton Rounds!). 

 Other Tips:

  1. Make sure to keep bars dry after use.
  2. Place them on a soap bar holder or outside of the shower.
  3. Hold them in a mesh bag to prevent them from breaking apart.

Shop our Eco-Friendly Hair and Body Care!

Pikake Rain Shampoo + Conditioner Bars

Guava-licious Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

Pikake Bar Soap

Reusable Bamboo Cotton Rounds (with mesh bag)


Chelsa, Founder + Formulator

February 03, 2021 — Chelsa Davis
Reef-Safe Sunscreens Good for You and the Environment

Reef-Safe Sunscreens Good for You and the Environment

On January 1, 2021 Hawai‘i became the first state in the country to ban the sale and distribution of sunscreens formulated with oxybenzone and octinoxate–two of the most detrimental chemicals that harm our reefs and even our bodies! 

Although this law went into effect this past month, you may still have chemical sunscreens lying around the house or stashed in your beach bag.  We want to make it easy for you to safely ditch those chemical sunscreens and make the switch to our reef-safe mineral-based sunscreens with our new Trade, Don’t Trash program!  If your sunscreen lists oxybenzone, avobenzone, homosalate, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene, and/or nanoparticles as active ingredients, you should in fact toss them. Even if you don’t swim in the ocean, these ingredients may wash off in the shower or pass through the sewage systems (via our urine), and could eventually end up in the sea!

Disclaimer: Many commercial sunscreens claim to be “reef-friendly” or “reef-safe” but are NOT! Be sure to always review the active ingredients to be sure!

Here's how we can help! 

Shop our organic, reef-safe and eco-friendly sunscreens!

Sunscreen tin, $25



Mahalo for helping to protect our ‘āina and this beautiful place we call home!


Chelsa and the AO ‘ohana

January 27, 2021 — Chelsa Davis
The Ultimate #AOGlow Gift Guide

The Ultimate #AOGlow Gift Guide

Didn't get to finish all your Christmas shopping during Black Friday weekend?  No worries–we got you covered!  This week we're bringing you our ultimate holiday gift guide to get your friends and family on that #AOGlow!   We have everything from stocking stuffers under $20 to gift sets, and of course, all our skincare and sun care products are clean and all-natural.  Give your loved ones the gift of self-care and organic skincare this holiday season, and they will on their way to achieving radiant and glowing skin right in time for the new year. 'Tis the season for gift giving with aloha! 

#AOGlow Gift Guide

Shop by Skin Need

Shop Now

Shop Gift Sets Now



December 08, 2020 — Chelsa Davis
Chelsa's Holiday Gift Guide

Chelsa's Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is almost in full swing! I've always been one to do my gift shopping at all my local favorites, but this year it feels so much more important. I feel it is our responsibility as a community to support one another. This economic crisis has brought so many business closures, but it has also brought so many of us together, and taught us the real value of community. Let's shop local, eat local, and gift local.

Check out my ultimate holiday gift guide here, and see where I'll be shopping this year! Whether you're shopping for your guy or keiki, or looking for the perfect art, jewelry, candle, clothing or accessories for your loved ones, I know the best local shops (across the islands) you can visit! 

My Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Shop from my fave local boutiques here:


Jules + Gem Hawaii

Your Essence

Aloha Elixir


Prints by Mālie

Aloha de Mele

Kris Hawaii

Wall Hangings


Welo Creations


Hina's Treasures


Hōkū Liʻi Hawaiʻi (reopens on November 25)

Health + Wellness

Pō Naturals


Leiohu Designs

Wild Love Designs

Sandy Feet Hawaii


The Keiki Dept

Lola and Elia 

Sweet Sweet Honey

Modern Keiki



Ua Body

Pō Naturals

Happy Holiday Shopping!



November 17, 2020 — Chelsa Davis
Mask On!

Mask On!

These days an essential accessory is the face mask, which we all need to protect our health during this pandemic. However, today we're talking about a different kind of mask–our ‘Alaea Clay Detoxifying Mask! 
October 27, 2020 — Chelsa Davis
Get Naked and Get Clear Skin!

Get Naked and Get Clear Skin!

With restaurants and shops opening back up, we may be putting on more makeup these days! As exciting as it is to wear foundation, mascara and lipstick again, we still want to maintain our glow and in order to do so, the first step in any skincare routine at night is removing our makeup.

Did you know you can clear up your skin simply by removing your makeup properly? Say goodbye to your basic coconut oil (pore-clogging) or commercial makeup removers, and melt away your makeup with our Get Naked Makeup Removing Cleanser.

Get Naked!

Here’s what our clean and organic makeup removing oil can do for your #AOGlow. The best part is that it works for all skin types!

  • Gently melts away stubborn, waterproof makeup without stripping the skin's natural protective barriers
  • Leaves skin soothed, refreshed and balanced.
  • Dissolves impurities and cleanses skin without clogging pores, leaving your skin soft and radiant.


How to use it:

  1. Dispense three to five pumps into dry hands, then massage onto the dry face to dissolve makeup and other impurities.
  2. Rinse thoroughly then use our Reusable Bamboo Cotton Pads to remove the remaining makeup.
  3. Spritz your face with our Rose Water Toner or Hibiscus Mist Facial Toner.
  4. Follow with our ‘Ili Alohi Serum and Ili Hydration Moisturizer.

Use with these products!

October 06, 2020 — Courtney Liu
Wahine Support Group

Wahine Support Group

Is she smiling through the pain? The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal. As you know, I've come forward about my issues with acne, but now I want to open up about something that is more than skin deep...

We are more than an organic skincare brand. We are strong wahine who support other strong wahine, and that is why I, Chelsa wanted to start the Wahine Support Group.

What is the Wahine Support Group?

It is wahine against domestic violence. This was something I had searched for myself.I found there were no resources of support here on the Big one I could simply talk to about what I was going through.

As a victim of domestic violence, I know what it's like to not have anyone to turn to. To feel isolated from my family and to feel like a prisoner in my own home.

What if I told you we have a Wahine Support Group? A safe place where there is no judgement, a place to figure out what you're going through, a place to just share your emotions, a place of sisterhood that can relate to you without the judgement.

Why a support group?

To form a safe space where women can come together for support, to collect resources and to help women regain the confidence to put an end to the domestic violence.

What is domestic violence?

Often times when people hear domestic violence, they imagine physical abuse. However, domestic violence can be emotional and psychological abuse as well.

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetuated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner's consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.

Break the silence.

It's an epidemic. Here are some important facts:

- In a single day Hawaiʻi, domestic violence programs served 505 victims.

- 41% of Hawaiʻi domestic violence programs reported being underfunded, understaffed or both.

- 1 in 7 women Hawaiʻi has been raped in her lifetime.

We are a support group. No, we are NOT a hotline, we are the REAL support. Follow us on Instagram at @wahinesupportgroup for updates and more information. Stay tuned for more info! We will be dropping our limited edition reusable pouches soon, and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit a nonprofit fighting domestic violence.


Chelsa, Founder + Formulator

September 29, 2020 — Chelsa Davis
Skincare Subscription Boxes are Here!

Skincare Subscription Boxes are Here!

Are you looking for a clean, 100% all-natural and organic skin care kit? Well, we're thrilled to announce that our skincare subscription boxes are NOW available!

Keep your #AOGlow going for months with our various box options fit to your skin type whether you're oily, acne-prone, sensitive, etc. If you're new to skincare or are a long-time skin-thusiast, we make shopping for your perfect glow-up collection easy for you–all in ONE BOX and ONE PURCHASE!

Why subscribe?

1. You’ll never run out of your favorite AO Glow-to products again.
2. Enjoy 20% savings when you sign up for our glow-getters auto-replenishment subscription.
3. It’s simple and easy (see instructions below).
4. We have a box for everyone and every skin type
5. Get that glowing, dewy look all day, every day...Just cleanse, tone + moisturize with the products in your curated box.

Here’s how to subscribe:

Step 1: Choose your subscription box and/or #AOGlow-to products
Step 2: Select the “Subscribe & Save” option and see how much you’re saving
Step 3: Pick the frequency of your deliveries (i.e. every month, bi-monthly, etc.)

P.S. If your box includes our ‘Ōlena + Honey Foaming Cleanser, you’ll receive it in our pump for your first order and then in a glass refill for each following order. We’re protecting our ʻāina one bottle at a time!

Here’s your options for The Basics Box:


Shop our boxes now! Stay tuned as we expand our subscription box program (we'll be launching our A.M. and P.M. Ritual boxes soon...) 📦


Chelsa and the Ao Organics Hawai‘i ‘Ohana

September 23, 2020 — Chelsa Davis
Chelsa's Journey to Clear Skin

Chelsa's Journey to Clear Skin

Aloha! Chelsa, here–I'm the founder + formulator at Ao Organics Hawai‘i and I want to share my story with you.

This was one of the hardest things I've done because I was so embarrassed and scared to show my skin But I wanted to be realwith you guys...Ao Organics is my passion and skincare has always been a big part of my life. This is why I create clean organic skincare. To help anyone who struggles with their skin, to give them back their confidence and to give yourself the LOVE you deserve.

That being said, I want to share some tips for clearing up your skin and achieving that radiant #AOGlow! These are the steps I took and products that I used during my journey to get clear skin. 

Here are the products I swore by!



‘Ōlena + Honey Foaming Cleanser


Rose Water Facial Toner


Ili Alohi Serum


Try following these steps I've followed and incorporate these products into your skincare routine. I love hearing from my customers–so let me know how it works for you! 





September 17, 2020 — Chelsa Davis
What is Multimasking? We're Here to Show You!

What is Multimasking? We're Here to Show You!

Trend Alert: Multimasking

You all know what multitasking is, but have you heard of multimasking?? It is the latest craze in skincare and it's essentially creating a customized remedy for your own skin type using facial masks!

Some of you goddesses may already be fans of our Green Goddess Cleanser or even our newest ‘Alaea Detoxifying Clay Mask–maybe both! You are probably accustomed to using a single mask at a time on your whole face; however, did you know that you can use multiple masks on different regions of your face to address various concerns (i.e. inflammation, dryness, acne)? We're here to show you how you can multimask at home! Our friend @shannele808 tells us how she uses our Ao Organics Hawaii products to multimask :)

Shop our masks below!

Green Goddess Cleanser



‘Alaea Clay Detoxifying Mask



Not sure which regions on your skin to apply each of our masks? DM us on Instagram or email us! Happy multimasking goddesses. ✨


Chelsa & the Ao Organics Hawai‘i ‘Ohana

September 10, 2020 — Chelsa Davis
5 False Organic Skincare Myths

5 False Organic Skincare Myths

As we become more aware of the harmful chemicals in our skincare products, Iʻm sure we all have noticed clean and organic skincare trending! Increasingly more and more companies are jumping on the natural skincare train and claiming to be clean beauty brands. 

As an organic skincare company, we are excited to see more people taking an interest in their health and becoming more conscious of the products they are using on their skin. Of course, many people are still skeptical about organic products, believing them to simply be marketing gimmicks or doubting that they will work as well as the commercial products they grew up using.

For those of you who are hesitant to go organic, we’re here to falsify some common misconceptions about skincare!

Pictured above: Mauna Kea Tea (we source our matcha green tea powder for our Green Goddess Cleanser from here!)

Here are some of our top sellers to get you started!

‘Ili Alohi Serum


‘Ōlena + Honey Foaming Cleanser

Rose Water Toner

It is our hope that this answered some of your concerns about organic products and that it opens you up to trying organic products yourself.


Chelsa & the Ao Organics Hawai‘i ‘ohana

September 03, 2020 — Chelsa Davis
What to do about hormonal acne! 😨

What to do about hormonal acne! 😨

As women, we deal with this once a month: OUR PERIOD. It’s a whole four to five days (or more!) where we might be moody, experience cramping and worst yet–break out. We’re here to explain hormonal acne and how we can help you maintain your #AOGlow even during your period–it’s possible!✨

During your time of the month, your hormonal skin generates an excess amount of a certain type of sebum, resulting in clogged pores. The solution? Using a gentle cleanser containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), or plant acids derived mostly from citrus fruits. When trying to determine the products that are must-haves in your beauty routine, there are many options that you should consider. A good moisturizer and facial serum are non-negotiable, and so is a toner.

WHAT YOU NEED: 1) good cleanser and 2) toner! Don't worry, we got you covered.

Why our Hibiscus Mist Facial Toner?

  • It's alcohol free AND organic.
  • If you want to even out your skin and get a flawless look, a toner is a must-have for your routine and choosing the right toner for your skin is very important.

Why use an alcohol-free toner?

  • Less irritation; a good toner gets rid of damage on the surface of the skin, plus it's gentle and will allow the surface of your skin to heal. Alcohol-based toners irritate your skin, resulting in redness and inflammation.
  • pH becomes normal; an alcohol-free toner will balance the pH levels of your skin with more ease, reducing irritation.
  • Rejuvenate; an alcohol-free toner will help rejuvenate and energize your skin, giving you a healthier glow and smoother appearing skin. The dryness or appearance of oily skin will be reduced significantly by using a toner on your skin daily.

What is in it and why is it good for you?

Papaya Seed Extract

  • Contains the protein-dissolving, papain enzyme that can be found in many exfoliating products.
  • Helps reduce acne by removing dead skin cells that can clog pores.

Willow Bark Extract

  • Provides gentle exfoliation for more radiant skin.
  • Helps reduce acne and excess oil.
  • Helps reduce signs of aging and the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Refines pores and minimizes pore size.

Cleansing on a regular basis creates brighter and smoother-looking skin. Our gentle foaming cleanser gently removes dead skin, plus cleanses, clarifies, calms, invigorates and brightens your skin. It can also even out skin tone!

Every A.M. and P.M., be sure to follow the steps below and you'll see clearer skin, even during your period!

  1. Cleanse
  2. Tone (also try our Rose Water Toner!)
  3. Apply serum then moisturizer

While we may never be able to avoid the occasional zit here and there during our period, it is possible to get it under control, and we’re here to help! If you have any additional hormonal acne questions, feel free to DM us on Instagram or email us.


August 27, 2020 — Chelsa Davis