Born and raised in Kailua, Hawaii, Mele grew up surfing, paddling, and swimming. Her grandfather was an inventor and fisherman who taught her how to care for the land and sea, while her grandmother was a hula teacher who taught her how to care for others with aloha. With her love for Hawaii and her traditional plant nutrition knowledge, Mele created Mamalani in 2012, experimenting with an all-natural body powder that was effective for the hot and humid lifestyle in Hawaii.

Mamalani is a line of natural body products that use the best Hawaii’s land has to offer while also valuing our resources. Exemplified in Mamalani’s packaging efforts, their products bring wellness to their ‘ohana in the islands and globally.