Tahitian Orange Massage Oil

Tahitian Orange Massage Oil

Monoi de Tahiti oil is a very fragrant oil made from soaking the exotic Tiaré flowers in coconut oil. Originating in French Polynesia, Monoi oil is believed to hydrate the skin (a plus for dry skin) and be anti-inflammatory in addition to its intoxicating scent. When looking to purchase, true Monoi de Tahiti oil will solidify at temps below 70°F. 

monoi flowers and oranges on blue table

Tahitian Orange Massage Oil Recipe:

All measurements are by weight, not volume. 

  • 1.60 ounces Monoi de Tahiti oil
  • 0.80 ounces Argan Oil
  • 1.20 ounces Sweet Almond or Apricot Kernel Oil
  • 4.40 ounces Jojoba Oil
  • 2 ml Sweet Orange Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Rosemary Oleoresin Extract

The Monoi de Tahiti oil in this recipe can be replaced by coconut oil. The other liquid oils can be substituted with an equal amount of the other oils, but the skin feel may change.

Materials & Equipment

  • an accurate kitchen scale
  • infrared thermometer
  • gloves (rubber or nitrile)
  • mixing bowl
  • mask
  • pipettes
  • several measuring cups or small containers
  • spoon
  • 8 ounce plastic or glass bottle with top
  • small funnel

Making The Oil

Before making your product be sure to sanitize your bottle, top, equipment, and work space. If the Monoi oil is solidified, place it in warm water to liquify it before starting.

  1. Suit up. Tie back any loose hair. Put on your apron and gloves.
  2. Place a measuring cup on the scale and tare the scale to zero the weight. 
  3. Weigh out each oil and pour into the mixing bowl one-by-one.
  4. Stir gently for a minute to make sure the oils are thoroughly mixed.
  5. Using a pipette, add the essential oil. Use another pipette to add the ROE.
  6. Stir for about two minutes to ensure all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  7. Pour your completed oil into the bottle using the funnel.
  8. Label accordingly.


Like this recipe? Grab my Tahitian Orange Massage Set recipe.

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