Welcome to KUKI
Talofa lava! KUKI is a manifold company which was founded in 2017 and is located in Vaivase-Uta, Samoa. KUKI manufactures natural skincare products, fetau (tamanu) oil and handpainted textiles in our own unique island style. We use only the finest, quality ingredients that the Pacific Islands naturally provides and our Fetau nuts are wild harvested and environmentally sustainable. KUKI wants to share our culture and ancient remedies with the rest of the world by modernizing them into balms, salves, oils and soaps. . Our KUKI SAMOA textiles is a social project that was started in 2018 in order to give the women of our surrounding village employment and education. We have a unique style and design which easily identifies our KUKI brand.
It started from a mother’s desperation to help her son. He had a large burn on one side of his face from playing with a hot iron and she couldn’t afford over the counter medicine hence sticking to Samoan remedies. She sought advice from village elders and used a natural remedy from charcoal. She was extremely impressed with the results because it left no scar or mark on her sons’ face and continued to learn more about natural remedies to treat her family.
Today the company owned by Namulauulu Sami and Taulapapa Maria Leota and is at the cutting edge in providing natural, artisanal skincare from the heart of Samoa. Using mainly indigenous and botanical ingredients, our products are at the forefront in alleviating a range of ailments and conditions; including burns and aches and pains from overuse of specific muscles, anxiety, acne and anti-aging.
. In 2015, Taulapapa had a severe second degree burn on her chin and went right back to the charcoal remedy and it was unbelievable how fast it took the pain away, and that gave her the idea for the KUKI products. The name KUKI is derived from her two children’s’ names, Karla and Puki.