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Definition of Monoi Oil and Beauty Products That Contain Monoi Oil

Definition: Monoi Oil

This traditional Tahitian coconut oil is the signature ingredient in several products and its divine scent alone merits it a definition.

Monoi gets its gorgeous fragrance from Tahitian gardenias, which are submerged in the pure oil and left to soak. It's also known for its skin-friendliness, because it doesn't contain any emulsifiers. This means that it gets a big "green" thumbs up. It also solidifies at temperatures under about 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius), so it's sometimes necessary to warm up with your hands or under warm water to return it to its original oil state.

Try The Body Shop Spa Wisdom™ Polynesia Monoi Body Balm ($32.95), NARS Monoi Body Glow II ($160), Bod Bath Salts - The White Lotus Blend ($15.95) and Korres Natural Products Monoi Oil Bronzing Powder ($59.95).

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