Auniyaw brand handmade soap is named after the founder and head of the Mudan Township Indigenous Tourism and Cultural Industry Development Association. Auniyaw developed this brand to provide employment to the indigenous Paiwan women of Mudan Township in southern Taiwan. This soap is made from all natural and locally obtained plant materials and hot springs water. Only the pure essential oils are imported. Once the soap is made it is dried naturally for 45 days in the gentle breezes that drift down from the surrounding mountains. Thus, a gift of Auniyaw handmade soap is a gift of the best of Mudan Township. This handmade soap is gentle, mild and moisturizing to the skin. It can be used for the face, body and even the hair, which makes it an essential addition to any travel kit. Each gift box comes with two bars of handmade soap.
Auniyaw is a member of the Paiwan tribe from Mudan Township in Pingtung County, located in southern Taiwan. She is the founder and head of the Mudan Township Indigenous Tourism and Cultural Industry Development Association which manages and operates the Jiade Gorge Indigenous Plant Educational Park. This park features a botanical garden for the cultivation of traditional plants used by the Paiwan tribe. In addition, during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan (1895-1945), Mudan Township was nicknamed Taiwan’s botanical garden due to its plethora of wild flowers that grow here including peonies, white ginger lilies and hibiscus. This area also boasts natural hot springs and crystal clear streams. Auniyaw has developed handmade soap to employ the local indigenous community and combine the best of Mudan’s natural resources.