Our Story

Our natural Sunflower oil, Macadamia oil and other natural oils and plant extracts are made with locally grown ingredients and produced and bottled in Hawaii.

Our company was created by Pacific Biodiesel, Hawaii’s award-winning and internationally recognized producer of renewable fuel that recycles waste cooking oils from restaurants statewide for use in the production of its clean, locally made biodiesel.

Pacific Biodiesel established and operated the very first retail biodiesel pump in America and for the past two decades has built a solid reputation as a leading pioneer in the renewable energy industry. With a nameplate capacity of 5.5 million gallons annually, our refinery on Hawaii Island utilizes state-of-the-art distillation technology to produce the highest quality biodiesel in the USA.

As the demand for sustainable biodiesel began to exceed the amount of waste cooking oils produced in the Hawaiian Islands, our founders looked to agricultural products to supplement the existing feedstock. Their crushing mill next door to the biodiesel plant allows for the extraction of oil from many different beans, nuts and seeds. In 2015 our company began collecting excess macadamia nuts from local macadamia nut processors. After learning that these nuts were being discarded on Hawaii Island, we offered to buy these nuts and process them into biodiesel. As our team learned more about this oil, we realized its many healthful benefits for hair and skin so we began producing the oil into a premium beauty oil. And that’s how Maiden Hawaii Naturals was born. In 2017, our founders began sustainably farming the now-famous Maui Sunflowers (pictured below) and are also now farming industrial hemp.

Today Maiden Hawaii Naturals, LLC produces premium culinary oils for Hawaii’s chefs and the Kuleana® line of natural cosmetic ingredients and beauty products.