|At Black Sands Emporium, Inc., our goal is to
provide the highest quality items made by
ourselves and the locals on the big island of
Hawaii at affordable prices.
|I began making soap as a child while helping my grandma. She made several
batches a year to take to the Navajo and Hopi Indians living on the reservations
outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. Here is an article I wrote several years ago for
Enzine Articles When Grandma's Soap Went to Arizona.
While we lived in Florida, I opened a small web based business, Grandma And Me
Soaps, where I made and sold handcrafted soap and body products. We also
took our products to the local farmers markets and craft shows in the Tampa
area. We closed Grandma And Me in 2013.
After retiring from the Department of Veterans' Affairs in 2016, and moving to
Hawaii, we decided to expand our web business to include a shop at the Ali'i
Garden Marketplace on Ali'i Drive in Kona, Hawaii. We named our new shop Black
Sands Emporium, Inc.
Charlie, my husband, a service connected Veteran, and I work together to create
the handcrafted products in our shop. His specialty is designing and crafting
Dichroic glass jewelry, while mine is soap, body products and Industrial Hemp
Grandma And Me Soaps was all about soap, body products and candles,
however, Black Sands is about handcrafted items not only those we make, but
from local artisans on the Big Island of Hawaii as well. And now we offer Industrial
Hemp Extract products See my page "What Is Industrial Hemp Cannabidiol" to
learn more about this all natural medical miracle.
Our Industrial Hemp Extract products are made using the highest quality
cannabidiol, which is legal in all 50 States and our territories. The Extract is
manufactured at one of the first of three accredited labs in Colorado. I only
purchase Industrial Hemp Extract Cannabidiol processed with CO2. Because we
are not recreational here in Hawaii, all products that can be ingested are infused
with industrial hemp crystal isolate, which has ZERO THC. I am a red head, but I
do not look good in that shade of orange, so we stay legal. I use industrial hemp
full spectrum in my body products, which is 85% CBD no more than 0.03% THC.
Topicals will not break the blood barrier wall so small amounts of THC are
completely safe in salves, lotions and such.
Currently it's just my husband Charlie and myself, but my long term goal is to
teach my skills to other women, giving them the opportunity to learn not only how
to make soap and body products, but how to run a successful business.
I love to hear from everyone, especially Soapers. Watching YouTube videos on
soap making and seeing what other Soapers are doing is one of my favorite past
times. I am amazed at what people come up with. So please drop me a line and if
you have questions or give me a call or e-mail.