What Is Monoi Oil?

One of our recent test & review products, the NEW NIVEA Coconut & Monoi Oil Body Care range, has an ingredient that some of you might not be familiar with.

In this article, we find out more about this special ingredient that makes the NEW NIVEA Coconut & Monoi Oil Body care range so great!


Itโ€™s a centuries-old remedy that originated from soaking Tahitian gardenia petals in pure coconut oil. This means that while monoi oil isnโ€™t the same as coconut oil, it does maintain some of the same benefits.

Oil can only be considered monoi if sourced from the French Polynesian region.

Gardenia flower which is the base of the fortifying Sacred Tiare Collection is rich in vitamin E and is responsible for the oilโ€™s scent.

The coconut oil that itโ€™s infused into has anti-inflammatory properties and is highly moisturizing. Together the combo not only helps rehydrate dry hair but can also protect it from harsh environmental conditions.

Monoi is a soothing and protective oil that deeply hydrates skin without stripping it of its natural oils.

The people of the South Pacific have traditionally used monoi as a full-body moisturizer to protect their skin against the damaging harsh winds, intense tropical sun, and drying saltwater of their environment.

Monoi oil contains coconut oil, which has been shown to have tremendous moisturizing benefits for the skin and hair.

CLICK HERE to read real reviews from rubies who tested the NEW NIVEA Coconut & Monoi Oil Body Lotion.

(Sources: https://eminenceorganics.com/ca/blog/2015/06/03/3-things-you-didnt-know-about-monoi and https://www.healthline.com/health/monoi-oil#precautions and https://www.carolsdaughter.com/blog/hair/hair-care-tips/monoi-oil-for-hair.html)

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24 thoughts on “What Is Monoi Oil?

  1. manyatizimkita says:

    I really wanted to try this one out with my friends but they never received their invitation I tried so many time but nothing

    The reviews good really good need to try it out