About Us

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The journey to Aerwyna started with an island...

As far back as I can remember, I have been unhappy with the huge difference between what commercial bath and body products promised and what they delivered, so I started making my own that worked for me.  As I learned more about ingredients, I started finding that some were better for my skin of course, but also some that were better than others for the environment as well.  In 2018 I learned about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch* from reading the Los Angeles Times.  I was shocked and in disbelief. It turns out that I was quite late to the party because this huge plastic island between Hawaii and California is the size of Texas and it was actually discovered in 1997 by scientific researcher Charles Moore.  I thought, “OK, but I recycle my plastics,” polishing my halo!  Alas, a few months later I learned that 90% of the plastic isn’t getting recycled at all!  500 million shampoo/conditioner bottles are thrown away every year and most of that plastic will be lurking around the Earth for many, many lifetimes.  And down the rabbit hole I went!  I began researching shampoo bars and found that most of them are basically soap masquerading as shampoo. I used my experience to create a product that gives the kind of clean and healthy results that will satisfy women and men with all types of hair.

Aerwyna Friend of the Sea is a small, woman owned company based in California dedicated to offering the highest quality shampoo bars and conditioner bars while reducing our dependency on plastic. Aerwyna’s goal is to replace every plastic bottle in your shower with your new favorite shampoo and conditioner.  This is what your hair has been dreaming of and the Earth will truly appreciate!


Stacie Stout - Founder & Owner


* https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-garbage-patch-plastic-20180322-story.html