The Tiare Tahiti flower, synonym of exoticism with its delicate scent of jasmine, is a true invitation to travel…
Tiare Tahiti literally means “flower of Tahiti” French Polynesia’s national emblem, it can be found in a large part of the Pacific Islands and its flowering is annual as many tropical flowers.
Polynesians usually wear their tiare on the ear every day : vahine (women) wear it open and “tane” (men) with a flower bud. In addition, wearing it on the heart side means you are engaged. However, wearing it on the right side means that you are single and searching for your loving one.
This flower is an important symbol in Polynesian life and culture. A tradition is to make Tiare necklaces (“hei”) with many other flowers. Once ready, we crown locals and also tourists, plunging them directly into the Polynesian magic.
The tiare flower is used among others to the creation of the famous “Monoi”, which means perfumed oil in Maohi. The Monoi de Tahiti (label of origin) is the union between rich coconut extracts and the Tiare. It is very popular among Polynesians to protect, nourish, soften, and hydrate one’s skin.
Used as a cosmetics, the Tiare is a medicinal product. The Tiare flowers and leaves are used in the development of several “Ra’au Tahiti” (traditional medicine) to treat asthma in particular, neuralgia, sunburn …
We suggest you to experience the “Monoi road “, a journey that will take you around the islands of Tahiti and Moorea to meet the people who make this oil, visit tiare plantations or even make your own and personalized oil. You will discover its secrets, but also Polynesians’ beauty rituals.