RELEASE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Ylang Ylang and 10 drops of Bergamot. Or add 5-6 drops of Ylang Ylang to your Scent Ball diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
PROBLEM SKIN: Add to a 2 ounce bottle: 3 drops of Ylang Ylang, 2 drops of Geranium, 3 drops of Tea Tree and 2 drops of Lemongrass, then fill with witch hazel. Shake well before applying a couple of drops to a water-damp cotton ball and wiping oily areas around the nose, chin and forehead. Add a teaspoon of this blend to a small basin of water and soak a face cloth for larger areas. Relax and keep your eyes closed, as you apply the cloth to your entire face for a refreshing mask! (1% dilution)
SHAMPOO: Add to 1 tablespoon of your shampoo: 1 drop of Ylang Ylang and 2 drops of Tea Tree. Massage well into the scalp; rinse well before using conditioner.
BODY LOTION: Add to a 4 ounce bottle with lotion pump: 10 of drops Ylang Ylang, 15 drops of Rose Geranium, 10 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas); fill with unscented body lotion. Shake to mix well. Use as desired, after bath or shower. (2% dilution)
BATH SALTS: Combine 4 drops of Ylang Ylang, 1 drop of Sandalwood and 2 drops of Lavender with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Add the mixture to a full bath and rejuvenate for 15-30 minutes.
NATURAL DEODORANT: In a 4 ounce spray bottle, mix together: 5 drops of Ylang Ylang, 10 drops of Lavender, 10 drops of Cypress and 15 drops of Sage. Add 2 ounces of witch hazel and 2 ounces of vodka. Shake well before spraying underarms after showering.
BODY MIST: To a 4 ounce spray bottle add: 20 drops of Ylang Ylang, 10 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Geranium and 5 drops of Orange, then fill with witch hazel, water or hydrosol. Shake well before spritzing on skin as desired. (2% dilution)
LINEN SPRAY: Add to a 4 ounce spray bottle: 5 drops of Ylang Ylang, 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas), 5 drops of Blood Orange and 5 drops of Sandalwood, along with 2 ounces of Lavender hydrosol and 2 ounces of Ylang Ylang hydrosol. Shake well before misting over sheets and bedding to encourage a restful night’s sleep.
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