Of all the waters in the world, only one-‐-‐-‐Hawaiian Springs Natural Artesian Water-‐-‐-‐traces its origins to a cultural legend, the story of a handsome warrior, Ohia, and a beautiful maiden, named Lehua. According to Hawaiian folklore, Pele, the goddess of volcanoes and fire, fell in love with Ohia and asked him to marry her. Angered when he spurned her proposal, Pele turned Ohia into a gnarled and twisted tree. Lehua was heartbroken.
The other gods, taking pity on her, decided it was an injustice to have the lovers separated. So they turned Lehua into a flower on the Ohia tree, joining them together forever. Hawaiian Legend says if you pick a Lehua blossom, it will rain that day, as the falling drops are tears of sorrow as the lovers are separated once again.
The red Lehua blossom on Hawaiian Springs’ label has special meaning, as her tears are the source of our water. It is a symbol of renewal, resilience, and sustainability. As this flower is only found in Hawaii, it represents Hawaiian Springs’ uniqueness and authenticity.