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Ylang Ylang Spotlight

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Meaning flower of flowers, Ylang Ylang essential oil has a sweet, romantic aroma that makes a lovely addition to perfume rollers and diffuser blends. This floral, balancing oil promotes openness and connection, encourages confidence and inspires romance. Ylang ylang also has wonderful moisturizing properties, making it a key ingredient in many luxury skin and hair products. Known for reducing stress, some find ylang ylang beneficial for blood pressure regulation and other symptoms of high stress.



  • Has a romantic, sweet, floral aroma
  • Helps create a calming environment when diffused
  • Supports the appearance of healthy skin when applied topically
  • Promotes the appearance of healthy, shiny hair

BACKGROUND Originally native to Southeast Asia, ylang ylang is now also grown in Madagascar, the Comoro Islands, and Ecuador. Belonging to the custard apple family, a mature tree can reach a height of up to 39 feet and produce thousands of vibrant, fragrant, yellow-green blooms. The flowers are picked early in the morning to maximize oil yield and the highest quality oil comes from the first distillation known as ylang ylang complete.

Ylang ylang petals were historically used to adorn a newly married couple's bed on the wedding night to promote feelings of connection and romance.

KEY CONSTITUENTS *Constituents are naturally occurring compounds in plants (and therefore essential oils) that give them sprecic health-supporting properties

  • Germacrene D
  • (E,E)-Alpha-Farnesene

PRODUCT OPTIONS Ylang Ylang is a key ingredient in the essential oil blends Awaken , Aroma Life, Gentle Baby, Inner Child, Release, and SARA as well as ART Renewal Serum, Dragon Time Shower Gel, Dragon Time Massage Oil, Wolfberry Eye Cream, and many more blends and products!


  • Apply to the wrists for a stabilizing, peaceful energy and a lovely perfume.
  • Add a few drops to unscented body wash or epsom salts in your bath for a luxurious soak.
  • Add ylang ylang to your daily moisturizer to support radiant skin. Try this DIY Beauty Serum:
    • 2oz glass dropper bottle
    • 10 drops Ylang Ylang
    • 10 drops Frankincense
    • 10 drops Geranium
    • Jojoba or argan oil
  • Add to shampoo or create a hair spray or mask to promote thick, glossy hair. Try this DIY Hair Mask:
    • ¼ cup avocado oil
    • 10 drops Ylang ylang
    • 5 drops Cedarwood
    • Mix well and apply on hair starting at the ends. Let sit for up to 10 minutes then shampoo and condition as normal.
  • Apply over the heart to reduce stress and encourage healthy blood pressure
  • Try this Don't Worry, Be Happy roller blend:
    • 10 drops of each: Peace & Calming, Joy, Ylang Ylang & Orange
    • Fill with carrier oil
    • Roll onto your wrists, heart, neck as often as desired
  • Indulge in this DIY Foot Bath Soak for a little TLC:
    • ⅓ cup epsom salt
    • 4 drops Peppermint
    • 3 drops THieves
    • 2 drops Ylang ylang
    • 1 drops each Tea tree, Elemi or Frankincense
    • 1-2 tsp AlkaLime
    • Combine Epsom salt and essential oils in a small glass container with a lid. Pour the mixture into your bathtub or a foot basin, adding enough warm water to cover your feet.Stir the mixture in the water until the salt dissolves. Add AlkaLime and stir until it's dissolved. Soak your feet for 20–30 minutes.
  • Make this Floral Bath Soak for a little self care and to give tense or tired muscles some TLC:
  • Winter skin needing a little love? Whip up this Ylang ylang Salt Scrub:
  • Make a refreshing room spray:
    • 2oz glass spray bottle
    • 20 drops Ylang ylang
    • 10 drops Grapefruit
    • Splash of witch hazel
    • Fill with filtered water
  • Whip up this simple DIY Linen Spray to bring a bit of florah whimsey to linens and upholstered surfaces:
    • 2oz glass spray bottle
    • Splash witch hazel
    • 15 drops Ylang ylang
    • 10 drops Lavender
    • 10 drops Tangerine
    • Filtered water
  • Make a DIY Carpet & Rug Freshener
    • To glass jar add:
    • 1 cup baking soda
    • ½ cup salt
    • 20 drops Ylang Ylang
    • 20 drops Lemon or Lavender
    • Mix well. When ready to use, sprinkle over carpets and let sit for 10 minutes before vacuuming.
  • Add to your Thieves Cleaner for a fresh, floral twist. Try this Spring Garden Thieves Cleaner
    • 16oz glass spray bottle
    • 1-2 capfuls Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 10 drops each Lemon, Grapefruit, Eucalyptus
    • 20 drops Ylang Ylang
    • Filtered water
  • Use Ylang ylang to make DIY Oil-Infused Shower Melts with a fresh, floral scent
    • 1 Cup Baking Soda
    • 1/2 Cup High Quality Epsom Salt
    • 30 Drops Of Essential Oil(s)
    • Water (about 2-3 teaspoons)
    • Silicone mold
    • Pour the baking soda and epsom salt into a mixing bowl. Slowly add water, about 2 teaspoons, and mix well. If the mixture is not holding, add another teaspoon of water. Add essential oil(s) of your choice and mix well. Scoop into silicone molds and let sit overnight. Remove and store in an airtight container.
    • To use, simply place a shower melt on the floor of the shower near the water but not directly in the stream. Enjoy!

DIFFUSE Diffuse ylang ylang for emotional support, particularly when battling low self-esteem and confidence. Pair it with citrus oils like Tangerine and Lemon or with grounding oils like Northern Lights Black Spruce. Diffuse ylang ylang at night to remove emotional blocks and set the mood in the bedroom for intimacy.

  • Date Night: 5 drops Ylang ylang + 4 drops Idaho Blue Spruce + 3 drops Tangerine
  • Lushious Lemon: 2 drops each Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Eucalyptus Globulus, Lemon Myrtle, Spearmint, 1 drop Cinnamon Bark
  • Pretty Woman: 4 drops Stress Away, 3 drops each Ylang ylang, Northern Lights Black Spruce
  • Citrus Shine: 5 drops Grapefruit, 3 drops Ylang Ylang, 2 drops Eucalyptus
  • Feeling Fine: 6 drops Christmas Spirit + 2 drops Orange + 1 drop Ylang Ylang
  • Marshmallow Latte: 4 drops Stress Away, 3 drops Ylang ylang, 2 drops Nutmeg, 1 drop Cassia