Monoi Oil Tiare Gardenia Natural Scented Coconut Oil for Skin, Hair, Tanning, & Massage
6.4 fl oz
Natural coconut oil macerated with Maui grown Gardenia flowers
Made and ships from Maui.
Monoi is the Tahitian word for Scented Coconut Oil, a miraculous gift of Mother Nature, used for many hundreds of years by peoples of Polynesia. When infused with flower and/or plant parts, it becomes a delightfully vital fragrant conditioner and moisturizer for both hair and skin.
We created Monoi of Maui to fulfill the need for Natural Skin and Hair care without all the chemicals. It is truly miraculous in how well it works. Try it and you will be amazed.
Monoi Oil is a traditional preparation of liquid Coconut Oil with flower and/or plant parts soaked in and then mostly removed. It has been used for a thousand or more years in Polynesia and the South Pacific, originating with the indigenous Maori people on the north Island of New Zealand.
There are other Monoi Oils, most notably from Tahiti, made in many floral types.
Polynesian women are known to have smooth lovely skin and rich flowing hair, in spite of harsh environmental conditions of blazing sun, and "salt air". Monoi oil is the secret: it keeps the skin vital and rich and shows amazing results as a hair conditioner. It is a wonderful tanning oil— but use good sense: it is not a sunscreen and it will not protect from overexposure to the sun.
The manufacturing process is called Enfleurage when flowers and/or plant materials are steeped in a solid fat— which is the ancient traditional way that essential oils are extracted to make perfume. When flower and/or plant parts are soaked in a liquid oil, the process is called Maceration.
Our process varies according to ambient temperatures, because Natural Coconut Oil solidifies when the temperature drops below 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Since temperature varies at our processing facility, we use the words "Enfleurage" and "Maceration" somewhat interchangeably.
If temperatures below 76 degrees cause your Monoi to solidify, just place on a sunny windowsill, or soak in a bowl of hot tap water. It will re-liquify in a short time. Don't microwave!
Natural ingredients will sometimes separate, and fall to the bottom. This is normal and expected. Just shake well before using. We are confident that you will love this product.
We make our Monoi right here at Alana Pua Farm (in Haiku, Maui) in small batches.
May 14, 2021
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Aug 2, 2019
I appreciated the fast shipping. I love Monoi of Maui products, but this was not my favorite scent. Others might love it.