Ylang Ylang essential oil is derived from the star-shaped flowers of the tropical Ylang Ylang tree and is used extensively in making perfumes and in aromatherapy. Similar to Jasmine, Ylang Ylang has been used for centuries in religious and wedding ceremonies. In aromatherapy, Ylang Ylang is used to lessen tension and stress and to promote a positive outlook. Ylang Ylang is frequently used in luxurious hair and skin products for its scent and nourishing and protective properties. Taken internally, Ylang Ylang provides antioxidant support.* Ylang Ylang blends well with Bergamot, Geranium, Grapefruit, and Vetiver.
Benefits of Ylang Ylang: 1. Heart Health Booster:
Known to improve blood flow and fight inflammation, ylang ylang supports a healthy circulatory system. It’s considered one of the most helpful essential oils (along with lavender, clary sage and frankincense) for controlling blood pressure and preventing heart arrhythmia. Massage a single drop daily over the heart combined with a carrier oil. As a natural high blood pressure remedy, you can take ylang ylang as a dietary supplement too (only when using a therapeutic-grade oil) by adding one to two drops to water or warm tea.
2. Mood Enhancer:
Because of its ability to act directly on the olfactory system of the brain, inhaling ylang ylang can have immediate, positive effects on your mood and act like a mild, natural depression remedy. It’s said to “expand the heart,” and research shows it can help release negative emotions, including anger, low self-esteem and jealousy.
It’s also beneficial for fighting insomnia without drugs and chronic fatigue syndrome since it has mild sedative effects and can lower stress responses like a fast heartbeat and high blood pressure. Try diffusing the oil in your home or massaging it into your skin to bring on stronger feelings of awareness, confidence, peace and self-love.
3. Skin Health Preserver:
One of the most popular uses for ylang ylang is applying to the skin in order to preserve a “youthful glow” and help prevent signs of aging or irritation. Ylang ylang is even powerful at fighting the development of skin cancer cells and melanoma. Combine one to two drops with coconut or jojoba oil and massage it into the face once or twice daily for protection.
4. Natural Energizer:
If you feel like you’re always tired, drained or frustrated, trying aromatherapy treatment with ylang ylang can help. Many people find the scent to be energizing and useful for fighting fatigue or body aches. Add several drops to a clean cotton ball and apply it to your wrists, neck or chest.
5. PMS Remedy:
Aromatherapy or massage with ylang ylang can be helpful for reducing PMS symptoms. To naturally remedy PMS cramps, tension and stress, you can apply ylang ylang oil along with lavender oil to the back of neck and lower abdomen.
6. Natural Hair Care Product:
There’s many ways that ylang ylang and coconut oil benefit your hair. Try massaging ylang ylang into your scalp along with using coconut oil or jojoba oil (or your regular condition) to increase the appearance of healthy, shiny hair. It can also be helpful for preventing tangles and dandruff, while also working as a hair loss remedy. Some research even shows this combination can kill head lice.
7. Aphrodisiac and Social Enhancer:
Ylang ylang has been shown to act like a natural impotence remedy since it can help increase the libido of both men and women. To feel more connected with those around you (including your spouse or family members), diffuse ylang ylang in your room, inhale it from the bottle, add a drop to your body lotion, or even apply a small amount to your bedsheets or shirt collar.
8. Diabetes Fighter:
Known to lower the risk for nerve damage due to diabetes complications, ylang ylang can help protect tissue and cells from damage, making it a natural diabetes remedy. Massage several drops into the reflex points of the feet, over the abdomen and pancreas, or use it internally.
9. Digestive Aid:
To prevent poor blood flow or feelings of stress and anxiety that can interfere with healthy digestion, try inhaling ylang ylang, massaging it over the digestive organs or consuming several drops daily.
Directions of use:
* Diffusion: Use two to five drops in the diffuser.
* Topical use: Apply one to three drops to a desired area. Dilute with a
Carrier oil of your choice to avoid any skin sensitivity.
* Internal use: Dilute 1 drop with at least 120ml (4oz) of liquid.
* Use a few drops in a relaxing bath.
*** CRUELTY FREE *** VEGAN *** ** CAUTIONS **
* Dilute prior to use.
* Might cause skin sensitivity.
* Keep out of reach of children.
* Avoid contact with eyes.
* If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare professional prior to use.
** Directions of use information provided for educational purposes only.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.