(above) Common Scents Founder, Zoe Chun-Dela Cruz, Doctor of Pharmacy
With a bachelors degree in Philosophy and a Doctorate in Pharmacy, Zoe has shape-shifted modern health and wellness by illuminating a balance of Hawaiian healing methods upon Western paradigms.
“Growing up on the lush windward side of Oahu has taught me the omnipresence of energy and how we are all connected through vital means. I've been blessed living with the abundance of nature, and all its healing mechanisms. My natural curiosity led me to focus on "roots" of issues more so than fixing symptoms.”
Common Scents is a Hawaii based company, uniquely incorporating Native Hawaiian plants and essential oils along with other natural ingredients to create a comprehensive product line.
Our signature skin and hair care products have been receiving raving reviews for helping many customers with eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, acne, stretch marks, asthma and even digestive issues. We pay careful attention to the ingredients in each formula, keeping in mind the many possible interactions.
We feature Hawaii's finest in many of our products: coconut oil, kukui nut oil, awapuhi, hibiscus, aloe, etc.
I want to bring special attention to our mamaki tea collection, which has helped many triumph over conditions such as high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), diabetes, nausea, and anxiety. We have partnered with many primary care physicians with this alternative approach native to improve cardiovascular health. Just 2-3 cups a day has shown significant improvement with blood pressure, A1c and blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Some of our most popular products are our natural soap, hair serum, papaya seed scrub, belly butter (a godsend for expecting mothers) and our manuka honey products for skin care.
Quality. Credibility. Affordability.
Our mission is to provide affordable and natural alternatives to the vastly growing health care arena. It's a popular notion that high quality products should inflict high prices, but we aim to change the mindset that "you have to be wealthy to be healthy":