A beautifully scented treasure from Tahiti

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Duration: 26 ’
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Monoï is an infused perfume oil made from soaking the petals of Tahitian gardenias (best known as Tiaré flowers) in coconut oil. Over the past 2,000 years, it has been used by the people of Tahiti as a skin and hair softener. Nowadays it is one of the main local exports under various products. 400 brands in the world sell over 13 millions products : shampoos, facial creams, lipsticks, soap…

How is this beautifully scented oil made?
How can the island keep this fabulous nugget?