Kona, HI — Dec. 6, 2018 – Mana Artisan Botanics™, Hawaii’s premier wellness-driven hemp company, showcased their acclaimed topicals and oils, as well as introducing a new line of spa products, at the Mana Up Holiday Showcase. The event was held in partnership with Duty Free Shops (DFS) Hawaii on November 2nd at the T Galleria in Waikiki. The Mana products were well received by the more than 1500 attendees, who were delighted to sample the organic hemp extracts with synergistic botanical infusions.
Mana Artisan Botanics™ was one of only 11 companies out of an applicant pool of 73 selected by the Mana Up economic development initiative for their second cohort. Mana Up Hawaii is an accelerator program for emerging businesses. Companies have potential to be strong contributors to the state’s economy, are suitable for export and can elevate the unique brand of Hawaii.
Steve Sakala, CEO and co-founder of Mana Artisan Botanics™, has over 20 years of experience with medical cannabis. Mana’s whole-plant hemp extracts are rich in cannabidiol (CBD), a potent phytocannabinoid that provides support for the endocannabinoid system (ECS). ECS is critical to regulating a wide range of body processes including our nervous, immune, endocrine and digestive systems. The World Health Organization (WHO) confirms CBD can be a safe and effective treatment for numerous health conditions ranging from epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and psychosis to cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Customers report numerous benefits from using Mana products, including relief from acute and chronic pain, restful sleep, increased focus, mental clarity, lower stress levels, improved skin conditions and enhanced sense of wellbeing.
Mana Artisan Botanics™’ new line of spa products include Hemp Massage Oil, Hemp Balm and Hemp Massage Oil Concentrate for back bar. These CBD infusions are formulated with pure botanicals including sandalwood, lavender, peppermint, copaiba, kukui nut oil, comfrey and plantain for optimum potency, and absorption. Spa therapists can blend their carrier of choice with the CBD-rich organic hemp oil concentrate—boosting the massage’s effects by supporting the reduction of pain and inflammation and encouraging deep relaxation. To ensure purity and potency, all Mana products are tested for by multiple third-party labs.
“The spa industry is a new market we have pursued with great success. Our Hawaiian roots, synergistic formulations and how our products are handcrafted in small batches with local ingredients have really resonated with the wellness focus of the spa industry,” says Sakala. “Mana means “life force energy” in Hawaiian, and our mission is to promote wellness by having our customers infuse themselves with nature’s mana.”
Mana Artisan Botanics™, Hawaii’s premier wellness-driven hemp company, handcrafts phytocannabinoid-rich products for endocannabinoid system (ECS) support. Based on the Big Island of Hawaii, the company offers artisanal, whole-plant hemp extracts, infused with pure Hawaiian botanicals. The Mana team members all share a deep desire for wholesome, healthful living, and their efforts demonstrate a commitment to regenerative agriculture, the local economy, and holistic health education. Mana Artisan Botanics™ products are Farm to Body & Infused with the Flavors of Aloha. For more information visit manabotanics.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Shimyrre Britt, Director of Product
Mana Artisan Botanics™
Nancy Griffin, Principal