Soap using a mineral unique to Kita Daito Island to be sold worldwide

Soap using a mineral unique to Kita Daito Island to be sold worldwide

A soap made with dolomite.

October 12, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Cosmetic company Ecomap has developed a new facial soap using dolomite, which is an anhydrous carbonate mineral that includes calcium and magnesium. The mineral is produced in Kita Daito Island. This is the first time that a cosmetic item using dolomite has been developed in collaboration with Kita Daito Village. The company started selling the product from October 13. It plans to sell it at the Okinawa Industry Festival and Remote Islands Fair. The company also plans to put the soap on the international market.

The soap, created from dolomite, removes dirt and dead skin cells from pores. It includes an ingredient extracted from Daito shell ginger, which grows naturally on the island and hydrates the skin. The product won the Silver Award at the 2014 Monde Selection, an international food and alcoholic beverage fair.

At a press conference held in Naha on October 10, the CEO of the company Norifumi Miwa said, “We would like to buy the raw materials of the product from Kita Daito Village and benefit the village. We are aiming for 100 million yen on the settlement of accounts in March of the 2016 fiscal year.”

The soap is sold via phone and online at a price of 2,700 yen, including tax. For more details, please call the toll-free number on (0120)417.

(English translation by T&CT)

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