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When I went on the site I was rather pleased to discover that in addition to the 30% discount code, there was also a 'Buy One Get One Half Price' offer on certain items, and I was eligible for free delivery - all things guaranteed to put a smile on this beauty blogger's face! I decided to stock up on the oil and so bought four, which cost me £21 as opposed to £40 thanks to all of the offers. If ever I meet Prince William & Princess Kate, or should I say the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, I must remember to thank them for getting married thus leading to a flood of discount codes in my inbox!
Monoi (pronounced mah-noy) oil is made from soaking the petals of Tahitian gardenias (Tiare) in coconut oil, and has been used by Tahitians for thousands of years. It is a multi-purpose oil which can be used on your skin and your hair.
I have been really impressed with this product. A couple of drops in my usual body lotion provides a boosted level of hydration. Sometimes I just use the oil by itself if I want something a bit more luxurious. The oil has a delicate gardenia and coconut fragrance which is just strong enough to provide a lovely scent but not too much to be overpowering. I found that the oil absorbs easily and gives a nice sheen to the skin. I have also taken to adding a couple of drops to my shower gel to hydrate my skin while I shower, which is great for when I'm in a rush and haven't got time to moisturise after a shower. I have yet to try it on my hair but I will do so soon and let you know how it goes.
If you would like to try this then you can get it from The Body Shop here (£10 for 150ml)
The Body Shop regularly has lots of online offers on their products (e.g. until 10am this Friday they're offering a free body scrub when you buy a body butter) and has free delivery when you spend over £20, so it's definitely worth checking out their site.
Have you tried this or any other Monoi oils, and if so, what did you think?