Scentsable Living

Choosing a healthier way of life, the "scents"able way.


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Uses for Ylang ylang Essential Oil

ylang-ylang-flowersSteam distilled from flowers that are picked early in the morning to maximize oil yield and to obtain the highest quality essential oil drawn from the first distillation.

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Ylang ylang is a tropical tree native to Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Its name means “flower of flowers.”  The essential oil is steam distilled from the low-hanging flowers of the tree which are picked early in the morning to maximize oil yield and to obtain the highest quality essential oil drawn from the first distillation. The essential oil has a sweet, flowery scent that is especially favored by women. And historical data shows that the flowers have been used to cover the marriage beds of  newlyweds on their wedding night.

Fun fact: Ylang Ylang has the distinction of being the main contributor to the scent of the world-famous perfume, Chanel No. 5.

Aromatic Benefits

An essential oil, when inhaled, can reach the emotional center of the brain within seconds. This is one of the incredible benefits of aromatherapy. Ylang ylang is a popular essential oil long loved for its emotionally balancing, uplifting and sweet floral fragrance, which is why it’s popular with perfume makers. When diffused, Ylang ylang can bring the aroma of springtime with its floral heart notes. Many know about Ylang ylang for it’s relaxing benefits but do not realize that it can be used aromatically to help improve romance and libido.

 

 

Topical Benefits

Ylang ylang offers many benefits when applied topically.  Here are just a few ways to use this beautiful essential oils:

  • Unwind at the end of a long day by adding a cup of Epsom salt and few drops of Ylang Ylang to a hot bath.
  • Add a few drops to your favorite shampoos, lotions, or skin care products to give your hair and skin extra radiance and for a beautiful smell that lasts all day.
  • Rub a few drops on your inner thighs to enhance libido and stimulate romance in between the sheets.
  • For a thickening hair treatment try taking 1-2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil with 10 drops Ylang ylang and apply to damp hair (not wet) and scalp. Wrap hair in towel and allow to penetrate for 30-60 minutes. Remove towel and wash as usual. Can do this as often as necessary.
  • Replace your perfume with Ylang ylang by applying to pulse points (behind ears, wrists, etc…)

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Companion Oils

Ylang ylang pairs well with essential oils such as anise, bergamot, cardamom, chamomile, cumin, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, marjoram, sandalwood and vetiver.

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Show Yourself Some Love this February

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Young Living February Promotional Items: 

When your order hits one of these PV levels you will receive the corresponding products for FREE! Look at everything you get for free when you hit 400 PV on Essential Rewards!

400 PV Level – Retail Value $212.83

15 ml Ylang Ylang

• Stop and smell the flowers. Rub Ylang Ylang on your wrists and neck to leave a calming, floral fragrance you can enjoy throughout the day.

• Get a gorgeous glow. Add Ylang Ylang to your lotion or a non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog pores) carrier oil and enjoy its moisturizing properties.

5 ml Purification

• Freshen your frocks. Add a few drops of Purification to laundry to give your wash a great-smelling boost.

• Banish bad odors. Place a few drops of Purification on cotton balls and stash them wherever necessary—the car, closets and drawers, air vents, and shoes.

5 ml Palo Santo

• Go for the goals. Diffuse Palo Santo as you set ambitious personal goals for the coming month.

• Give your body some TLC. Dilute Palo Santo with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex and use in massage oil to relax and refresh your muscles after strenuous activity.

15 ml Cypress

• Meditate on a deeper level. Relax after a long day by diffusing Cypress during moments of quiet contemplation.

• Make time for personal reflection. Diffuse the grounding aroma of Cypress while you write your thoughts and feelings in a journal.

60-count Super Cal Plus

• Promote overall bone health. Support your body’s ability to resorb and deposit new bone tissue as you stick to your New Year’s resolutions.

• Support your smile. Support the structure, integrity, and density of bones and teeth while you share a smile with a stranger.

Bonus Essential Rewards Exclusives 

5 ml Marjoram*

• Bring relief to sore muscles. Dilute with a drop of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex and use it in a soothing massage after a long day.

• Boost your post-workout recovery. Relax after a hard workout by applying diluted Marjoram oil to areas in need.

5 ml Clove Vitality*

• Support whole-life wellness. Use Clove Vitality in your morning oatmeal as a tasty way to support your immune system.

• Spice things up in the kitchen. Make delicious spice cake by adding a drop of Clove Vitality to the batter.

 *Receive these two oils when your 400 PV order is placed through the Essential Rewards program, which is the best way to save money and support your health. If you need more details on this, let me know!

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Learn more about our Essential Rewards program here! 

Not yet a Young Living Member? Let’s get you started right away! Young Living is global!

 

P.S. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’m here to help in any way that I can.

Diffuser Blends for Men

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P.S. I Love You – Romance Series

 


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Christmas/Winter Diffuser Blends

Here is a lovely way to celebrate the holiday with festive essential oil diffuser blends. One for each day of the month, woohooo! Plus a bonus New Year’s diffuser blend.

 


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YL Diffuser Blends – Fall/Winter

Do you smell it? The crisp freshness of autumn leaves, the cinnamon and spice baking blends, and the hint of evergreens with freshly fallen snow? Bring all of these favorites indoors with essential oils, your diffuser, and the following blends.

 

We will continue to update as new recipes come in so visit often, and we hope you enjoy!


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Back-to-School Diffuser Blends

Rise and shine it’s wake up time! Time to get ready for school! And then there’s the one child who wakes up grumpy, no worries, that’s what the Happy Blend and Chilled Kiddoes blends are for.

How about an immune supporting blend with Perfect Attendance, or brain blends to stimulate concentration and focus with the Brainiac Blend or Smartypants. There’s also the No First Day Jitters and Serene Student blend to help calm  them down a little, for a more enjoyable and balanced day for them. And of course, finish the day with the Sweet Dreams blend.

We’ve got you covered for a successful school year! Give these Back-to-School Diffuser Blends a try and celebrate Back-to-School with success.

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