Tiare (Gardenia Tahitensis) is a pretty flower very often used in coconut oil during maceration to make Monoi.
Once a sacred flower, only kings were able to use them. Weddings were celebrated by placing tiare flowers throughout their home and on the bridal bed for thirty days.
The tiare is recognizable by its green glazed leaves and seven petals, distinguishing it from the frangipani flower. Annual flowering enables it to permanently be available for the production of Monoi. It is used for different remedies depending on the part of the plant used. The leaves can fight against convulsions and sunburns, flower buds against trauma and fatigue, blooming flowers against infected wounds, and open flowers against bronchitis.
Its scents rock us into sweet and sensual dreams of vanilla and jasmine.