Dec 7, 2010

The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Polynesia Monoi Miracle Oil (Review)

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.

TBS Spa Wisdom Polynesian Monoi Miracle Body Oil Reviews Ingredients

How to Use The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Polynesian Monoi Miracle Body Oil

For 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.

TBS Spa Wisdom Polynesian Monoi Miracle Body Oil Reviews Ingredients

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.


TBS Spa Wisdom Polynesian Monoi Miracle Oil Ingredients

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Emollient), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent).

Here's What I think of the TBS Spa Wisdom Polynesian Monoi Miracle Oil

I love this oil. It is expensive, but I picked it up at 20% discount. It's one of the best moisturizers I have tried - love how it is filled with the best ingredients for skin care. It is very light, gets absorbed super fast. Need very little amount of the oil, so it would last a long while. Do smell before you buy this, and try it on your hands so you know how it feels.

TBS Spa Wisdom Polynesian Monoi Miracle Oil (available here) - Cost: Rs. 895/150 mL ($20)

28 comments:

  1. I am very scared of anything that has strong jasmine like smell. However I love using oil in winters. i used to use Johnson's baby oil but that has been replaced by body butters now.

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  2. Oh!! Good maaarning. :D :D :D :D

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  3. Good maaaaarning :D Have you ever tried Lush body butters..I love love love love them :D

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  4. nahin never. I didnt even know if lush had body butters. :((

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  5. HUH??? I need to Lush-educate you!

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  6. I don't have any with me now..but I have used SOOO MANY of those :D :D :D I became a full-fledged crazy Lushie after using those only :D

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  7. But ohhh no wonder you don't know about them..I don't they are called body butters :D :D :D :D Run away before Rati kills me....heheheeee..they called somethign else I think

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  8. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrthy must be those bar kind of things that you rub on your body. those kinds?

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  9. yes I am not a lush person at all. Need some lush education madam he he. Oh! you do the review, then i buy, then copy. err...not to forget I even copy the typos. :D :D :D :D

    You knwo yesterday was the first time I was so glad that i make typos...cackkklllessss

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  10. I was thinking the same thing...I should tell Rati to make typos next time..then I remembered you tho are the typo rani anyway heheheheeeeeeee :* Me too become typo rani now :D

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  11. ROTFFLLLLL!!! That would be so funny. :D :D :D :D

    I fell laughing again....*tears* *rofll*

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  12. Hehehehe...because of you we both laughed so much here..I cannnnnnot tell you. Couldn't even speak on the phone laughing.

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  13. Monoi oil..he he..what a cute name!!...Me don't use oils...except for body-massaging before going to take shower...and for that also, have used only Figaro olive oil till date..Aaaaah..it reminded me of that Ayur body massage now!! :-| :-|

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  14. This will be thinner than olive oil..easier to use.

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  15. hmmm yeah...it looks quite thin and light in the texture!! :D...I hope it doesn't have chameli ka tel in it. Why does it smell like jasmine? :-/..It doesn't have that in the ingredient list...

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  16. Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract - is made by soaking these flowers in coconut oil - long process = Monoi oil. That's what gives the fragrance, I think, quite similar to jasmine flowers.

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  17. Hey ! Thanks for this review. I have been looking for a good oil for my hair for a while now. My hair has lost all its shine and has started to look ridiculous. Hehehe. Will need to check this out - only concern is the smell. I am not a big fan of Jasmine smells. Will have to see.

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  18. I found this a bit toooo strong for my hair..plus too expensive. Kama Ayurveda makes a hair oil, which I have not tried yet, but perhaps you could check that as an alternative to regular coconut oil - I just get bored of coconut oil so keep trying other stuff :)

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  19. Yeah I have been trying to find Kama Ayurveda products. I think I read about it on your blog here - that it's available in Hypercity. I stay faaaarrr away from Marathhalli ! hehe.. Will need to give it a go on one of the weekends. Hey, I have been using a hair oil called - Himasagara taila. It is pure ayurvedic concentrated oil that is available only in Ayurvedic Medical stores. You can buy a small bottle of it, if you wanna try. It is cheap and very good. Although if you are sensitive to Cold you shouldn't probably try it.

    I just noticed that you had left comments on my blog. have replied to them.. :)

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  20. Yup I did...some time back..leave comments on your blog :D Figured you weren't checking that often. I do get a problem with the cold, happens with another oil too..:-(( Oh if I find any other places selling Kama Ayurveda, will update.

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  21. oh my God...thank you for telling me that body shop has oils too...did not come across them when I went to the shop but this one is super duper expensive....I always felt that body shop products are too expensive and it is not as if they are all natural....but I love trying various oils as my body loves them so would surely wait for a discount and then buy it :)

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  22. Waited a whole year for the discount..OMG..I think I have put the price wrong..its Rs. 895...the 1195 was old price.

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  23. Gooooooooooooood Maarning Rads!! I found my lakme satin kajal!! he he he

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  24. you definitely think it is worth a buy??????????

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  25. Hi Swati..I liked the oil but did wait for a discount to try it. Whether it is worth a buy or not depends on individual preferences.

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  26. Oxford Bookstore, The box at the park hotel and Good Earth has KAMA in Bangalore.

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