Ylang Ylang 101

The basics: Ylang ylang—hard to pronounce, easy to love. Ylang ylang is a beautiful flower that makes a thick, almost sap-like essential oil. Given its potent floral aroma, you only need a small amount of it to have your room smelling like a huge exotic bouquet. We love using it in our beauty routine—it’s great for giving skin a youthful glow. Overall, we like to think of ylang ylang as the oil you reach for when you really want to channel your feminine energy. When you have the house to yourself or you’re taking a quiet bath, consider ylang ylang your new best friend.

Our source: Madagascar

How we use it:

  • In the bath: this one’s super simple: add 10 drops lavender, 8 drops ylang ylang to a warm bath before bed. Sleep soundly, dream happily.
  • In our beauty routine: we paired ylang ylang with lavender and sweet orange in this DIY face oil—glow goals achieved.
  • In a diffuser: this whimsical, feminine blend gives off all sorts of goddess vibes.

Blends well with: Cedarwood, Lavender, Geranium

March 12, 2018