ABOUT LE MASINA
Le Masina (the moon) is a small family business that specializes in handcrafted luxury cold process soaps and nourishing body oils. All our products are made with a combination of high premium quality plant-based organic and natural oils, phthalate free fragrance oils, essential oils and luxury ingredients sourced locally from New Zealand and the Pacific.
6 years ago, I was completely over purchasing so-called 'natural' body wash and hit the books hoping to find a recipe to make my own. Well, so much for making liquid soap, I started with melt and pour soap, then got sidetracked into the world of bath bombs, solid body butter, and mist sprays, yet nothing gave me more life than soapmaking (using the cold process method).
I'm proudly Samoan, made in New Zealand, an actress, writer, director and have been in the NZ theatre/television/film industry for over 20 years and now I can proudly add soapmaker to the list.
Soapmaking really is another expression of my love of art and alchemy. And as a self-taught "alchemist", you can't feel any more druid-like than when you come across the art of soapmaking. I would research and formulate and create at night, and my companion was "the moon/le masina" - hence the name! (more to come on my blog)!
I'm going to start a youtube channel soon so you can watch how I make (a mess) soap.
One thing is a given, no matter what the artform is, my goal is to highlight the Pacific. We are not the invisible cousins across the shores, we are creators and innovators and come from a strong line of powerful ancestors.
Our handcrafted soap has replaced both body wash and shampoo for my family and honestly, there is no looking back. Two ginormous box ticks for the environment and the skin. ✅✅ All our soaps are palm oil free.
Our luxurious body oils (Body Splash) is the last part of the Le Masina ritual (aka after you bathe with our soaps, of course). Keep your body hydrated by using our oils straight out of the shower or as needed throughout the day.
NEW PRODUCTS ON THE HORIZON
I need to calm my farm by wanting to make everything. The best advice I received was to perfect one or two items first and then add more to the arsenal later. So that's what we're doing.*patience, lil dragon*
I can tell you that we have so many more products to introduce and can't wait to share it with you all soon.
NAMING OUR PRODUCTS
Other than formulating and handcrafting our products, naming them is a whole heap of fun too. If we can crack at least one laugh out of the testing group, then the name stays.
WHOLESALE AND CUSTOM ORDERS
Leave us a message on the Contact Page and let us know your needs. We would love to help you out.
OUR FIRST POP-UP SHOP
We held our very first pop-up at Blue Rose Café. Thanks to Robbie and Lenny for spoiling us and to all the fabulous people that helped and supported. Check it out here!
THE 411 ON SHIPPING TAXES AND OUR SOAPS
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I absolutely love soapmaking and experimenting with beautiful ingredients and I hope that you enjoy my products and tell me what you think. Honestly, give me feedback. Good or not so good, I want to hear it! How else will I evolve and improve. And as much as I know that I can't please anyone, I still want to hear what you have to say. Thanks heaps for taking the time out to read my novel lol. xxx
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE xoxo