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Monoi Oil


Monoi Oil Monoi de Tahiti Appellation d’Origine.





Monoi de Tahiti is a beautiful, nourishing Tahitian oil consisting of coconut oil and Tiare flowers (Tahitian gardenia, Gardenia tahitensis), native to the French Polynesian islands. Monoi oil is make by enfleurage, a method of layering blossoms in coconut oil – a method used in Grasse for decades and one I have also used for local Californian gardenia and jasmine blossoms with much fragrant success. Monoi offers a two to three year shelf life which is ideal for making nature perfumery. The oil solidifies in cool temperatures and can be liquified by putting the container in hot water for a couple of minutes. We were lucky to start out with quality authentic Monoi Oil but had a real awakening when we ventured out from our Tahitian supplier due to shortages at the time. We found there is a lot of fake Monoi oil out there, even from supposedly reputable suppliers. I’m glad we were able to return to our Tahitian supplier in a relatively short time who has always provided us with a divine, authentic, premium oil – perfect for skin and hair care.

Suggested Uses: a few drops applied to skin as a night serum or under makeup. Monoi de Tahiti is highly beneficial for dry, frizzy hair particularly after over exposure to sun. 1oz/30ml of Monoi carrier oil is typically a 30 day supply.

The carrier oil aluminum packaging has glass inserts that can be refilled once empty to reuse and minimize waste.

Our carrier oils are stored into dedicated refridgeration until ready to be shipped, ensuring maximum freshness.


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