Kau Pe Floral WaterAlger Tay2019-05-22T11:43:41+08:00
Kau Pe (Fagraea berteroana) is coming from the Loganiaceae family, an endemic plant from Marquises Islands. It is a tree with big green leaves. The white flowers that become orange are appreciated for their charming and delicate fragrance.
In the local medicine, the fruits are used to treat bronchitis. The flowers are full part of Marquises esthetical tradition. As Tiare flower is an essential ingredient of Monoï de Tahiti, Kau Pe flower is the main element of Monoï Umuhei in
Marquises (irresistible skin nectar with aphrodisiac virtues containing Kau Pe, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang, Miri…).
This symbol of sensuality is used as a crown or a chain of flowers for women. It is delicate and aromatic flower that will give an exotic touch to your formulations.
Kau Pe flowers are first sun dried before being distilled with steam water under atmospheric pressure without additive or chemical treatment. The floral water obtained will be purified by sterilizing filtration and stabilized by the addition of a preservative (Potassium sorbate).
Part of the plant used
French Polynesia (South Pacific)
Characteristice, Delicate, Sensual
Specific gravity, 20°C
0,990 – 1,020 Kg/l
Solubility in water
Solubility in oil
Solubility in ethanol
4 – 6
Potassium sorbate 0.3%
Yeasts – Moulds
Extraction ratio (w/w)
10 to 60%
Lotions & Tonics
40 to 85%
Pure or associated to other floral waters.
Kau Pe, which is used in the polynesian traditional pharmacopeia, it is exempt from toxicity in the cosmetics limits of use adviced.
2. Soothing and softening properties
Store in a cool dry place and in unopened containers away from sunlight.