Tahitian Gardenia Lotion
Tahitian Gardenia Lotion with Awaphui: wear this unforgettable exotic scent with Gardenia or Tiare, the queen of all French Polynesian flowers.
The lotion: Rich, hydrating lotion provides intense moisturizing anytime—but also offers soothing relief after a day in the sun. Made with top quality natural and organic ingredients, including essential oils sourced in Hawaii.
The fragrance: exotic, complex, Intense, rich, floral gardenia with a hint of fresh, clean wild ginger (awapuhi)
The story: Tahitian Gardenia or Tiare is the symbol of Tahitian culture and its people. Tiare is derived from “tiara” hinting at its royal history. In ancient Polynesian mythology, the god Atea would offer the tiare to mortal men as a gesture of peace. Because of its connection to the gods, Tahitian Gardenia was reserved for the elite, to be owned and harvested only by royalty. The chief’s oldest daughter would wear a crown of tiare to represent her purity. Today the tiare is a symbol of harmony, worn behind an ear or entwined into leis.
Ingredient Spotlight: Organic Sesame Seed Oil—rich in antioxidants, easily absorbed, nourishes and promotes skin softness
Papaya—nourishes and rejuvenates skin with Vitamin A and Papain enzymes
Organic Jojoba—similar to skin’s natural sebum, moisturizes without greasiness, healing
List of Ingredients: Island Essence Proprietary Emollient Concentrate, Organic Jojoba, Organic Sesame Seed Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, Noni, Papaya, Organic Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Organic Lavender Extract, Fragrance Oil, Essential Oil (sourced in Hawaii).
Packaging Notice: Please excuse us if your Island Essence products arrive in packaging that is not the same as in our photos. Unfortunately, the Covid 19 crisis has led to a huge shortage in bottles, jars, and tops. We use American vendors, but they are experiencing huge shipping delays in getting their stock. We hope this is a temporary situation, and that we will be able to provide our original packaging as soon as possible. Mahalo for your patience and understanding.