- A solid oil easily and quickly absorbed with long lasting properties
Monoi is made from 100% pure coconut oil and fragrant Tahitian gardenia flowers, a small white flower of the family Rubiaceae. The flower has natural antiseptic properties and a powerful but beautiful aroma which when left to soak in the coconut oil, produces the wonderfully versatile Monoi. The effectiveness of Monoi has seen its’ popularity grow in both Europe and the USA.
The origins of Monoi date back to the Polynesian people of New Zealand (the Maori) some 2000 years ago. It was used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes but was also employed in religious ceremonial practices. Babies also had Monoi applied to their delicate skin as protection against dehydration in the hot weather but also as a barrier from the cold. The same people used it on sea voyages to protect their skin from the effects of salt water, the cold and from the biting winds.
Derived from coconut oil and Tahitian Gardenia flowers (also referred to as ‘Tiare Flowers’), whose petals are soaked in the coconut oil which is in a semi-wax state.All vegetable oils & fats are 100% fat and are generally high in calories (on average about 120 calories per tablespoon). Vegetable oils are often used in food preparation for salad dressings, cooking, frying, baking, sauces and marinades. As a general guide, virgin and unrefined oils have more of the oil’s natural flavour and lend themselves well for use in cold dishes. Refined oils generally have longer shelf lives and may have a higher smoke point and therefore be better for high heat cooking, but this varies depending on the type of oil. Each oil has its own distinct flavour and nutrient and Fatty Acid composition, so each oil may be used for different purposes depending on your need.