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Rub the lower back with 10 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil diluted in 30 drops of sweet almond vegetable oil. Diffuse in the bedroom 5 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil + 15 drops of white sandalwood essential oil. From 15 years old.
Relaxation and optimism
Pour 2 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil + 5 drops of patchouli essential oil diluted in 2 tablespoons of neutral bath and shower base or skimmed milk into a warm bath. Adults only
Brittle & devitalized hair
Mix 5 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut and argan vegetable oils in equal parts. Apply to the scalp, lengths and ends of the hair. Leave on for 15 minutes and then wash hair with a mild shampoo. From 12 years old.
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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.