I was introduced to Monoï Oil years ago in Trancoso, Brazil, but it’s a Tahitian oil, made with gardenia flowers and coconut oil.
South Pacific islanders have used monoï, which means “sacred oil,” for centuries. They douse themselves with it daily from head to toe to protect their skin and hair from the drying effects of salt water and tropical sun; they use it to calm inflammation from grazes and insect bites; pregnant women apply it to combat stretch marks; and babies are massaged with it after being born. Most families have their own monoï recipes, many of them spiked with additional aromatics such as ylang-ylang, sandalwood, vanilla, and basil.
You find it in any Parisian supermarket or on Amazon!
Where to by: Amazon.com