There is nothing like taking a bath into which you have poured 10 drops of essential oil of ylang-ylang mixed with a cap-full of neutral base or powdered milk, to recapture your elusive optimism.
5 drops of essential oil of basil, 5 drops of essential oil of ylang-ylang, 10 drops of neutral plant oil. Mix the oils and massage your stomach. Repeat once during the day, for several days if necessary.
Add 1 drop of ylang-ylang to your usual dose of shampoo and leave on the hair for one minute. If your hair is dry, add 1 drop of essential oil of clary sage.
Awakening of the senses, reduced libido (man or woman)
Rub the lower back with 10 drops of essential oil of ylang-ylang diluted in 30 drops of sweet almond carrier oil. Next, massage the entire body and do not forget to diffuse a few drops of essential oil in the bedroom.
Beauty oil for dry and devitalised skin
10 drops of essential oil of carrot, 5 drops of essential oil of rose geranium, 5 drops of essential oil of ylang-ylang, 20 ml of rose hip carrier oil. Massage your face thoroughly for three minutes, morning and evening. You can also add 5 drops of essential oil of ylang-ylang to your dose of day cream.
CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION
EXTRACTION AND YIELD
Just as the orang-utan, its neighbour in the animal world embodies the brutal force of the male, ylang-ylang, thanks to its flowers, is the odor di femina of the plant kingdom. It is reminiscent of Gauguin's vahinés, the fantasy of Europeans and dream of the southern sea navigators. Aware of the effect of the "flower of flowers" on men, Indonesian women macerate it in coconut oil, which they then apply to their dark hair. They also spread ylang-ylang onto the bride and bridegroom's bed to ensure that the wedding night is a success. Our perfumers have used this exotic and erotic fragrance extensively, from "Bois des Îles" by Coco Chanel (1926) to "Joy" by Jean Patou (1930). In traditional tropical medicine, ylang-ylang is used, amongst others, to treat malaria.
The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.