Monoi de Tahiti is a wonderful cosmetic oil obtained by soaking Tiare flower (Gardenia Tahitensis) blossoms in refined coconut oil. Coconuts from “Cocos Nucifera” trees, a variety growing on the coral ground of French Polynesia, and the buds of Tiare flowers must come from French Polynesia. Coconuts used for Monoi making are collected at the stage known as "ripe nut". After collecting, ripe coconuts are cleaved and coconut meats are extracted within 48 hours; these are then put out to dry during at least a week. The meats are crushed into fine particles.
The raw coconut oil is extracted by a unique warm pressure. “Monoï de Tahiti” is obtained by soaking ten Tiare flowers per one litre of refined coconut oil, during at least ten days.
Monoi de Tahiti solidifies (and sometimes in a non-homogeneous way) below 22°C. This is a natural process which in no way affects its natural properties. To return it to fluidity, simply reheat your bottle of Monoi de Tahiti under a stream of hot water or in winter keep it near a heat source.