The Pikake flower (Jasminum Sambac) is a small vine that grows from 1.5 to 10 feet in height and is popular for its recognizable fragrance. The fragrance is used in a wide variety of products ranging from perfumes to teas to one of our popular Hawaiian Soy Candles.
The Pikake is found in humid tropical climates and can be found growing in Hawai’i. Although many species exist, only several varieties grow in the wild. The pikake flowers bloom all year, but only open at night and close in the morning. This is thought to a strategy to attract a certain type of moth to assist with pollination.
In Hawai’i, one of the most popular uses of the Pikake is in producing Hawai’i’s popular Leis. The word “pikake” comes from the Hawaiian word for “Peacock” as the Hawaiian Princess Ka’iulani was fond of both the Pikake and the Peacock.
Our line of Piake Soy Candles is a favorite as a gift to visitors coming to Hawai’i, as well as a fantastic wedding favor for weddings held in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands.
For more information about purchasing our Hawaiian Pikake Soy Candles for a wedding favor or special event, please click here.