The white sandy beaches and tropical climate of the Maldives don’t only create the perfect place for tourists to lay back and enjoy the sun, but they also create the perfect environment for coconuts to grow. Maldivian coconuts are large and plump, and contain high levels of glycerin, making them perfect for making hair oils, lotions and other natural beauty products. The Jumeirah Vittaveli offers an intro into making coconut oil every Friday at the resort’s spa, but to bring a bottle home, visitors need only look for the local brand Kaashi Theyo in any gift shop or market.
Kaashi Theyo was the first branded virgin coconut oil produced in the Maldives, and it is created using a traditional Maldivian cold press method that preserves the maximum of natural nutrients. The product line includes massage oils, body moisturizers, face oils, hair treatments, cooking oils and even after-sun body oils. All products are 100 percent organic, and the full line can be found on the islands; a selection of moisturizers can be purchased online.
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