Why is Bare Pits MONO'I line so special?
Tahitian for “scented oil,” monoi is a fragrant elixir that is made by steeping the petals of Tahitian gardenias (tiare flowers) in coconut oil. Its true form will solidify when cold and melt when hot, Bare Pits has incorporated this special infused coconut oil to a special line of natural skin care products.
- 100% natural scent
- Extreme hydration and moisture
- Rare find
- Addicting paradise exotic feeling
- Cruelty Free, Made in USA
What Is Monoi
Monoi oil is produced according to very specific standards passed down by generations of South Pacific healers. Here’s how the Institut du Monoi describes the production process: “Coconuts of the Cocos nucifera variety must be grown on coral soil and harvested at a mature stage. Tiare flowers (Gardenia Taitensis), handpicked as buds, must be used within 24 hours of harvesting. According to local tradition, the maceration must last a minimum of 10 days and requires at least ten Tiare flowers per liter of refined oil.”
Health & Beauty Benefits Of Monoi Oil
What makes this luxurious ingredient so unique?
1. Deeply Hydrates & Protects Skin & Hair
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 salt water of their environment.
2. Delays Signs Of Aging
There’s a reason that South Pacific cultures have passed on their monoi beauty secrets from generation to generation. Monoi’s base is coconut oil, an incredible superfood packed with protective antioxidants like Vitamin E and ferulic acid. These ingredients neutralize the free radicals that cause fine lines and wrinkles and delay the visible signs of aging.
3. Has Healing & Anti-Inflammatory Properties
The benefits of monoi go well beyond a beauty boost. This multi-purpose oil has been traditionally used in Polynesian medicine to tackle a variety of ailments. According to the Institut de Monoi: “The tiare blossoms are used to cure earaches, certain types of eczema, or simply to prevent insect bites.” The flowers contain high levels of methyl salicylate and lauric acid, ingredients known for their soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.