(Written: 29th September 2012) I remember the first time I smelled Monoï oil at a lovely and fine French cosmetics shop in my hometown Malaga (Spain). OH! MY!! GOD!!! I just fell in LOVE with it! I couldn’t stop smelling… I was even trying to sniff it… The shop assistant was staring at me, waiting for me to put the top back on the bottle. It was an after-sun body oil product and I couldn’t afford it at that moment as it was quite expensive… A few years later, when I decided to start working with Naetura Organics products to bring the range to Ireland, I was given a complete Naetura range of 28 products to test for 2 weeks before receiving a thorough training course in Naetura Organics company. I knew some products already because I used Naetura Aloe Vera gel to beat my acne battle years ago (you can read the story here) but when I opened the box at home and I saw the bottle of Monoï oil I remember that I said to myself “This a gift from heaven, I can’t believe it…” I put in on my arms and on the tips of my hair straight away and… WOW! Instant glow!!!
This authentic Monoï oil is ONLY the one made in Tahiti. Monoï oil is an infused perfume-oil made from soaking the petals of Tahitian gardenias (best known as Tiaré flowers) in semi-wax coconut oil. Monoï (pronounced Mah-noy) is an ancient Tahitian word meaning “scented oil” in the Reo-Maohi language. Monoï is widely used among French Polynesians as a skin and hair softener. It is also popular in Europe and gaining recognition in the United States. Today’s marketplace is rife with Monoï oil imitations. Authentic Tahitian Monoï oil follows a strict manufacturing code that oversees the entire process, from handpicking the tiare flowers to storage and shipping of the final product. This process has been validated and protected by an Appellation of Origin which was awarded to Monoï de Tahiti on April 1, 1992. Naetura Organics Monoï oil is NOT an imitation. It is validated by Apellation of Origin. It is AUTHENTIC Monoï oil. If you ever have the chance to try this oil, don’t hesitate! You will be amazed at how your skin and your hair glows after using just a tiny little bit of the product. Remember – it is about quality, not quantity!