Borriborri Coconut oil and Ylang Ylang for body & hair –lovely and easy to make


  • 4 oz Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 10-20 drops of Ylang Ylang Complete


Measure coconut oil in to a jar, stir in ylang ylang.

This is a lovely body and/or hair moisturizer with an exotic flower scent that can also be used as a very mild sunblock — coconut oil is about an SPF of 4.

Borriborri is popular on the Hawaiian Islands. Ylang Ylang is mixed with coconut oil to create this “borriborri” which is rubbed into the body for its aroma as well as its protective abilities. The women used this mixture to protect their hair from the sea salt, while the flowers were used to adorn their hair.

Borri Borri Rotuma Oil

This is a variation I like, I combined the traditional borri borri with the traditional Rotuma Oil (also popular amount the Polynesians as a skin rejuvenating oil).  Rotuma oil ingredients vary from island to island; it is a combination of coconut oil, tamanu oil, kukui nut oil, and ylang ylang essential oil.  I like to use this after the sun.
4 oz coconut oil
2 oz tamanu oil
2 oz kukui nut oil
48 drops ylang ylang essential oil

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