ylang ylang

Signature DIY's - Part 3

Ylang ylang essential oil is the perfect oil to have in your personal care products arsenol.

First of all, it is very popular for making your own intoxicating perfumes. This is a fun time to play and find a scent that defines you! 

  • Start with a base note scent like black pepper, ginger, vanilla, myrrh, or cinnamon. 
  • Then add in a middle note – ylang ylang is a good one. (Ylang Ylang is often classified as a heart note because it emerges just as the top notes begin to dissipate.)
  • And then a top note aroma like bergamot, orange, or lavender. 
  • Add it to a base of “spirits” (we use vodka) or a carrier oil (jojoba maybe?). 

If you want more ideas, just search the internet for DIY essential oil perfume recipes or essential oil notes list or chart. The possibilities are endless!

Signature perfumes aren’t the only way to use ylang ylang for beauty. This essential oil has been known to promote thick, shiny, luscious locks and even control split ends. I personally love the Mirah hair oil. I apply it right after washing and before blow drying. Sometimes I’ll even apply it to the very ends of my already dry hair. Or make yourself a DIY hair mask and have a spa day. 

Try this or find your own – 
For hot oil treatment- 

  • Warm 2 Tbsp of olive oil or coconut oil and add 5 drops of ylang-ylang oil. 
  • Apply it to the scalp and cover the head with a towel dipped in warm water. The warm, moist atmosphere created inside the wet towel helps the essential oil to penetrate deep into the skin glands and rejuvenate them. 
  • Wash your hair after an hour. 
  • You can add a few drops of this fragrant essential oil to the final rinse too.

Ylang ylang is also excellent for skin (even problematic skin). It is a common ingredient in Young Living’s line of ART skin care products. I LOVE these products and use them every day. My skin has never looked better! Even my children, who are teenagers prone to blemishes, have found help in maintaining healthy skin with these products. So, don’t leave out the ylang ylang in your skin care routine. It has amazing anti-aging properties. It’s great for any type of skin and you’ll love the moisturizing effect. You can even use it on minor skin irritations like bug bites or rashes. It’s very calming! I even love to put this oil is some epsom salts before a bath. Good for my skin and puts my mind at ease. There are some great recipes online for DIY toner, facial cream, and bath soaks that include ylang ylang in the recipe. Look one up and start enjoying the effects today!

Here’s one to get you started – 

  • Add 10 drops of ylang ylang essential oil and 10 drops of citrus fresh essential oil (or any citrus oil) into a glass container. 
  • Fill the bottle with ½ cup of a liquid carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, YL’s V-6 carrier oil. 
  • Pour 1-2 tbsp into a warm bath. Enjoy!