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North Shore Soap Factory (Hawaiian Bath & Body)

67-106 Kealohanui St., Waialua, Oahu, HI 96791 (Formerly Waialua Sugar Mill)
+1 808-637-8400
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Waialua
Type: Shops, Historic Sites
Owner description: Visit North Shore Soap Factory on Oahu's North Shore. We're located in the Historic Waialua Sugar mill. Watch soap being mixed, swirled, poured and... more » Owner description: Visit North Shore Soap Factory on Oahu's North Shore. We're located in the Historic Waialua Sugar mill. Watch soap being mixed, swirled, poured and cut! Try our natural skincare line, Hawaiian Bath & Body, Ocean Friendly and gentle after-sun skincare. See you soon! Aloha & a hui hou! Debora « less
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It's not much to look at but it definitely represents Hawaii. It's a hole in the wall but it has great values inside. Enjoyed it!

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Debora D, General Manager at North Shore Soap Factory (Hawaiian Bath & Body), responded to this review

Aloha and much mahalo for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit at North Shore Soap Factory! Come back and visit us again on your next holiday to Hawaii. A hui hou! Debora More

Kingman, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you're a fan of re-invented industrial spaces and the pioneering entrepreneurs that support them, get to the Historic Waialua Sugar Mill! The North Shore Soap Factory and Hawaiian Bath and Body are housed in the Bagasse Bin (they'll be happy to let you know what that is). Wished we had come home with more than the bottle of Kukui... More

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Debora D, General Manager at North Shore Soap Factory (Hawaiian Bath & Body), responded to this review

Mahalo for your review! Glad you had a fun time at the North Shore Soap Factory and a wonderful holiday here in Hawaii. You can reorder Kukui nut oil and all our Hawaiian Bath & Body products online. Mahalo, Aloha & a hui hou!! Debora More

Honolulu
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Cute little soap factory tucked away in Waialua if you visit the north shore of Oahu. They have a sink at the back of the store to try the different soaps and scrubs. If the owner is around, he's very friendly and likes to talk about his business and the building he is in. Definitely a historical area and the... More

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Debora D, General Manager at North Shore Soap Factory (Hawaiian Bath & Body), responded to this review

Aloha & mahalo for taking the time to write a review! And an awesome one at that! Greatly appreciated! So glad yo had a great time & got to talk with Jerry a bit. Hope you make another great trek from town soon :D aloha & a hui hou! Debora More

Oahu, Hawaii
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

NSSF is located at the old Waialua Sugar Mill on the North Shore. It can be a little difficult to find if you're not familiar with the area but it's well worth the search. Once in the parking lot, follow the little painted rubber duckies to the entrance. Inside you'll find a wonderful selection of locally made soaps and lotions,... More

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Debora D, General Manager at North Shore Soap Factory (Hawaiian Bath & Body), responded to this review

Aloha & much mahalo for taking the time to give us a review…and a great one, too!! We love that you love our lip balms! Did you try our new Coconut one with SPF? We have 3 varieties on deck with SPF coming soon!! We started #behindthescenes tours on Thursdays 10am, 12 & 2pm, reserve your spot next time your... More

Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

This was heaven for a girl like me who loves bar soap and lotions. The building is an old sugar mill. Very cool. We got to see them make the soap. The ladies there were very helpful and informative. It happened to be Earth day when we were there and purchased unboxed soaps for 20% off. What a deal! I,... More

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Debora D, General Manager at North Shore Soap Factory (Hawaiian Bath & Body), responded to this review

Aloha! Mahalo for your visit and for taking the time to write a fun review! So glad you had fun & were in "soap & lotion heaven" :D Hope to see you again soon! Aloha & a hui hou, Debora More

Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We showed up late in the day so our visit was lackluster. During the day they give better tours. At the end of the day they had all they could do to hurry us out. Ou fault for showing up too late. But, I would only return when they are actively making soap rather than seeing stopped equipment and being... More

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Debora D, General Manager at North Shore Soap Factory (Hawaiian Bath & Body), responded to this review

Aloha & mahalo for taking the time to write a great review! Sorry to hear your visit was "lackluster," regarding soap making. We have started a scheduled #behindthescenes tour recently (two weeks ago!) for your next visit!! Glad you're enjoying the soaps! Yes, there are many ways to creatively dress up your bar :D Send us a pick of one... More

LOGAN, UT
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This was a fun stop, there was a very helpful young lady that told us about the history of the building and soap making. It doesn't take long, we enjoyed it.

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Debora D, General Manager at North Shore Soap Factory (Hawaiian Bath & Body), responded to this review

Aloha! Much mahalo for visiting us all the way from beautiful Utah! How did you find us tucked away in Waialua? Glad you had a good time & learned fun facts about Plantation Days. I apologize for the late response…getting used to this social media thing! Mahalo and a hui hou! Debora More

Dover
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109 reviews 109 reviews
33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We were disappointed in this as it was more of a small factory with a few displays and lots of soap products. The best part was seeing how soap was actually made and seeing it in huge blocks before cutting. If you happen to be up that way stop and check it out but we don't recommend a special trip... More

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Waialua, Hawaii, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very cool, historical and educational. Definitely worth stopping by for a demonstration and shopping, of course!

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Benson, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Had no idea this place even existed so it wasn't on my list of stops to make. Saw it in a brochure at the rental I'm staying at and decided to check it out. It is a very nice place. Loved all the different soaps and other items they had. Grabbed a few things as souvenirs. Pricing is decent at... More

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