Monoi & Tsubaki (Face/Body/Hair Oil)
Tahitian monoi oil. Excellent for body and hair. To use, simply warm in hands and apply to skin and hair. Made in the traditional manner from virgin cold pressed coconut oil with tiare (gardenia) petals macerated for at least 15 days. A raw product. Comes in a 1.7 oz (50 ml) heavy glass bottle with treatment pump. Also available in 3.2 oz (100 ml) jar. Government certified as a product of Tahiti (Monoï de Tahiti Appellation d'Origine/Monoï of Tahiti Denomination of Origin)
The 1.7 oz (50 ml) bottle is best suited for tropical environments.
Ingredients: Virgin Coconut Oil, Tiare Petals, Vitamin E (to preserve freshness).
Tsubaki oil is a wildcrafted product made from Japanese Camellia seeds. It has been traditionally used in Japan for hair, face and scalp. It is a very versatile oil with excellent moisturizing properties, many antioxidants, and it’s non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog pores and is suitable for sensitive skin). To use, put a few drops in your hands and rub together. A small amount goes a long way. In a UV protective bottle.
Available in a 1.0 oz (30 ml) bottle.
Ingredient: Cold Pressed Camellia Japonica Seed Oil.
About the Designer
Language of the Birds is a clothing label that combines comfort and ease with attentive design and responsible manufacturing. The inspiration behind the label’s creation emerged when New York native Tsia Carson travelled to Hawai‘i a few years ago. Not only did the visit spark a deep affection for the islands, and necessitated a move to Honolulu for a number of years, but it also recast all the garments she’d love to wear—mu‘umu‘u, kappogi pants, holokū—in a new perspective. But Language of the Birds isn’t about parading the same tired tropes of island attire. Much like the mythical languages of medieval Europe behind its name, the brand is built on attentiveness to detail and design that conveys a message—often subtly with layers of meaning. The clothes take their cue from folk garments that have traveled the oceans for centuries. Equally thoughtful in scope, production is deliberately done in small batches—ethically and sustainably with trustworthy partners and collaborators. The result: Clothes that can be worn and appreciated for years to come.