Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Natural Beauty: Monoï Oil

I would like to introduce you a natural beauty product: Monoï Oil.

Monoï oil is coconut oil infused with Tahitian gardenias aka Tiaré flowers. This product has been used over the years in many polynesian islands. It softens hair and skin and it's a very good moisturizer after the sun exposure or after the shower.

To avoid imitations or sinthetic based monoi oil Authentic Monoï oil has been protected since 1992 by the Appellation of Origin, and it has to contain at least a 33% authentic Monoï Oil to be considered as true Monoï. 

The one I use is the one from Soleil des îles. It's the one I happened to found. It's not an easy product to come by, but it's devine. This bottle is about 6€ and contains 125ml.

Monoï Oil gets solid at temperatures bellow 25ªC. As you can see in the picture, it marks where the oil is. When I took that picture, it was solid. When in liquid form, it's color is a very pale yellow shade. 

I use it on my body after the shower to moisturize my skin and also as an aftersun. It's a good product for the hair, also. I like to apply it like a hairmask for 30 minutes, and then wash my hair as usual. A small amount is enough, keep that in mind when using it.

It's a wonderful massage oil. Can be mixed with beewax or vaseline to create a balm for soothing skin, lips or to make an anti-blister balm. 

Some of the products of this range contain SPF and can be used as sunscreen, but not this one. This is the "Véritable Monoï" SPF 0. 

The worst thing about this product (the one that I have) is the bottle. It's not convenient when it gets solid. I have to put it somewhere warm or under the shower so that it gets liquid and can be used.

If you want more information about the Monoï Oil, take a look at the Institut du Monoï site.

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  1. Sounds wonderful! Where would I find something like that in California though?
    Online maybe!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, yours is great!
    Xo, Corazón

    1. I'm not sure where you could find this in California, but I'm sure you could get the one from The Body Shop.
      I hope this helps.


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