A versatile, lightweight, non-greasy oil to moisturise or massage your body, for use as a bath oil or as a pre-wash treatment for your hair. This wonderfully fragrant oil contains naturally derived and exotic ingredients from around the world and absorbs easily.
How to Use The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Polynesian Monoi Miracle Body OilFor use as a moisturiser, smooth over your body, particularly dry areas such as knees and elbows. Use as a pre-shampoo treatment to help replenish moisture levels. Pour the oil into your hands and warm them before applying directly onto the ends of damp hair. Distribute evenly and leave for a few minutes or overnight before rinsing off thoroughly and washing hair with shampoo. For use as a moisturising bath oil, pour some drops into running bath water to create a wonderfully fragrant atmosphere. For use as a massage oil, pour into the palms of your hands and rub them together. Apply straight onto the skin, using palms and fingers to distribute the oil evenly over the body. Bath may be slippery after use.
I use the TBS Polynesian Monoi Miracle Oil as an after-bath moisturizer. About 3 drops of the oil on the palms and rub to spread the oil - this quantity is enough for both my arms. I pat the oil all over my arms. Then I massage this in. This way, I get the right amount of oil distributed evenly. It gets absorbed readily enough and does not leave a greasy layer unless I apply more. Applying immediately after bath when the skin still has some moisture in it helps the oil absorb better.
Packaging is a sturdy plastic bottle with a screw-on lid. The opening of the bottle dispenses just the right-sized drop without any spillage/wastage. Have not traveled with it, so no idea how leak-proof it is. The oil itself is clear and thin, quite like coconut oil.
My Experience with the Body Shop Spa Wisdom Polynesian Monoi Miracle Oil
- The TBS Polynesian Monoi Miracle Oil has a strong jasmine-like smell to it. This smell does not last too long on my skin, but it is definitely very strong when I apply it. This might be an issue for people with sensitive noses.
- I tried this on my hair only once - just to see if it makes any major difference. I found it just as effective as coconut oil, and I have no intentions of using this for my hair - super expensive hair oil.
- The TBS Polynesian Monoi Miracle oil is quite light and gets absorbed very fast - no greasy skin. Skin stays moisturized for about a day.
- I do not use this on my elbows and feet. I feel I need something more greasy and heavy. Besides, I don't want to be walking around with slippery, oily feet.