On the volcanic and limestone lands of Polynesia, the Tahitian tiare has found its place. This tropical shrub can reach 4 meters tall and flowers all year long, with a peak in the flowering period during the austral summer from October to January. Its flowers, mostly white, have 5 to 9 petals in a star shape and give off a very suave fragrance. Such beauty conquered the hearts of the Polynesians who made it their region’s symbol, the emblem of Tahiti, as well as a synonym of charm and welcome, thus contributing to its preservation.
We have to go to the opposite side of the world to find the tiare flower used in Monoï, since it is only found in Polynesia. It is the object of sustainable agriculture in Polynesia, which means it is rarely watered and grown using natural fertilizer. It is handpicked when just in bud and then transformed into Monoï oil. The Yves Rocher Brand is an important consumer of this product and due to its concern in ensuring its supplies without neglecting its commitments to the respect of nature and mankind, it finds its Monoï oil supply from a partnering laboratory that guarantees the quality.
The Polynesians have been using Monoï for centuries as beauty care and perfume for all the family. The ancient method consists of putting the tiare petals in direct contact with the freshly grated pulp of a ripe coconut. Monoï is now produced according to a controlled protocol which consists of macerating the tiare flowers in copra oil (coconut pulp dried in the sun) for 10 days. The Monoï obtained this way benefits from a particular protection via the registered designation of origin, which guarantees its authenticity, quality and local production. The Tahitian Monoï range concentrates all the benefits of the tiare flower in its beauty care products to bring softness and the gentle Polynesian fragrance to your body.