Monoi oil is an infused perfume oil made from soaking the petals of Tahitian gardenias (best known as Tiaré flowers) in pure coconut oil. The reputation of monoi oil is well-founded when it comes to hair and skin care. Both the flower and oil are native to French Polynesia. For centuries, Polynesians used monoi oil for hair and to anoint newborns, and purify objects while their use of monoi oil in skincare rendered it world-renowned for its many benefits.
Today, monoi oil in skincare is an elegant treatment that is the most versatile and economical skin care product you can find. It is suitable for all skin types and works to improve skin elasticity, reduce redness, and even helps heal acne. It also helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles while keeping your skin hydrated.
Monoi oil for hair is known for its superior benefits to keep hair soft and shiny. Monoi oil can even be used on your scalp to moisturize hair follicles and promote healthy hair, added to your shampoo as a rich conditioner, applied to hair as a leave-in hair treatment, and to the ends of the hair to reduce frizz. The possibilities are endless!
Directions for Use as a Facial Cleanser: Massage monoi oil into the skin thoroughly and remove with a warm washcloth.
Directions for Use as a Facial Moisturizer: Cleanse and tone. Warm a bit of the oil between the palms of your hands and apply to face twice daily to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized.
Directions for Use as a Body Moisturizer: Cleanse. Warm a bit of the oil between the palms of your hands and apply to the body to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized.
Directions for Hair Use: Wash hair. Warm a bit of the oil between the palms of your hands and apply to towel-dried hair for extra conditioning and shine. For a deep conditioning treatment, apply a generous amount to dry hair, leave on for 30 minutes, shampoo and rinse. Ideal for use once or twice a week depending on the hair's condition.
Note: Monoi oil may turn solid at temperatures nearing 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). If the oil becomes solid or cloudy, simply run the bottle under warm water and it will return to its liquid state. Monoi oil melts at temperatures nearing 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius). Solidifying and warming the oil will not affect the original properties of Monoi oil. We recommend that you do not heat the bottle in a microwave oven to maintain the purity of the oil and to avoid melting the bottle.