scented oilin the regional Reo-Maohi language.
Monoi de Tahiti is a precious and exotic cosmetic oil, manufactured in Polynesia, according to a French Government Decree, which explicitly describes the process by which this oil must be made: 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 Monoi de Tahiti on April 1, 1992. The Tiare flowers that are used in Monoi de Tahiti are hand-picked at a very particular stage of their growth, specifically when they are still unopened. The authentic oil is then produced by soaking/macerating atleast 15 Tiare flowers, which must come from French Polynesia, per litre of pure coconut oil for a minimum of 15 days. During this natural process known as
enfleurage, these gorgeous little flowers slowly release their unique properties and legendary virtues into the coconut oil.
Polynesian cultures traditionally used this lightweight, wonderfully fragrant liquid in religious ceremonies to purify sacred objects, as a medicinal remedy to alleviate common ailments and as a multi-purpose beauty ingredient to soften skin and hair. 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.
Monoi de Tahiti is an extraordinary oil for skin and hair care. It has been shown to penetrate and hydrate the skin rapidly and reduce trans-epidermal water loss. Monoi Oil massages quickly into the skin, smoothing away dryness and leaving behind only a delightful fragrance of island flowers. It is also very effective in neutralising the free radicals that cause fine lines and wrinkles and delay the visible signs of aging. Monoi de Tahiti is highly recommended for use in creams, lotion, soap and all other kinds of other skincare formulations.
When used in haircare, Tahitian Monoi Oil penetrates the hair shaft, helping the cuticles lay flat and stay smooth. Monoi Oil helps add brilliance and shine to the hair. It has a high concentration of Vitamin E which helps hair's elasticity plus strength and contains anti-oxidants which can help prevent free radical damage.
This is a cosmetic ingredient meant for external use only.
Nature In Bottle certify that Monoi de Tahiti Oil is suitable for cosmetic application and is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Monoi de Tahiti Oil is cruelty-free and free of animal testing.
Nature In Bottle does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourages customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.
Nature In Bottle certify that Monoi de Tahiti Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Monoi de Tahiti Oil is free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that this product is Dioxin Free.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Monoi de Tahiti Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, Monoi de Tahiti Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.
Nature In Bottle also declares that Monoi de Tahiti Oil has not been:
1) Exposed to Irradiation
2) Derived from Sewage Sludge
3) Treated with Ethyl Oxide
Nature In Bottle can approve that Monoi de Tahiti Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle confirm that Monoi de Tahiti Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle can approve with reference to Monoi de Tahiti Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Monoi de Tahiti Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
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Nature In Bottle declare that Monoi de Tahiti Oil is compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and does not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.
Furthermore, Monoi de Tahiti Oil is also compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) under entries 28 to 30 of Annex XVII of REACH, which prohibits the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic category 1A or 1B substances (CMR category 1A or 1B substances) in products supplied to the general public.
Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Nature In Bottle can advise that Monoi de Tahiti Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.(Download Declaration)
Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipments used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in Monoi de Tahiti Oil.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Monoi de Tahiti Oil is manufactured completely from raw materials none of which is listed on the Appendices of the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).(Download Declaration)