I'll admit to being obsessed with Monai oil. Sure you can order online these days, but if you're at the source, purchase it in bulk. Made from the extracts of coconut and the fragrance of tiare or other flowers, it is sold all over the island in original oil form plus as soap, shampoo and body cream among other variations -- La Marche, in Papeete, has some of the best prices and variety. Monai is known for its healing and moisturizing properties and works on both dry skin and damaged hair (apply after shampoo and leave in as a conditioner).
By Becca Blond, AFAR Local Expert
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