5 Benefits Of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil That Everybody Should Know

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
You’ve most likely heard the name Ylang Ylang banded around on shampoo adverts, listed on key ingredients of bath products and often wondered what it even is. It’s actually a very powerful wild flower, native to tropical rainforests in the South Pacific and Asia and its name meaning “flower of flowers” named aptly for it’s sweet, floral scent.
 
While Ylang Ylang essential oil is mostly known for it’s strong and intoxicating scent, even being one of the main ingredients used in the legendary Chanel No.5 perfume, the qualities it offers reach far beyond just its smell.
 
Here are some of the key benefits of Ylang Ylang essential oils that you probably didn’t already know:
 
 

 

1. Calming and relaxing – Ylang Ylang essential oil has an incredible way of relaxing the mind and body and is often used in aromatherapy to help with stress, anxiety and even depression. Research shows that Ylang Ylang essential oil can relieve feelings of low self-esteem, jealousy, and anger. Contemporary aromatherapists consider the scent of this plant as a very silky scent that will help even the most difficult of patients to fall into the dream world as it helps with insomnia. Ylang Ylang is also regarded as a stimulant for spirit and well-being.

 

 

2. Health – Ylang Ylang essential oil is brilliant for reducing high blood pressure and headaches and promotes cardiovascular health. It is considered one of the most helpful essential oils along with lavender and incense to regulate blood pressure and prevent cardiac arrhythmia's. It’s also believed to be excellent for strengthening the nervous system and treating infections.

 

 

3. Hair - By regulating sebum production, Ylang Ylang essential oil treats skin irritation making it great for your scalp. It is used to care for damaged hair, helps in balancing scalp conditions (regulates tallow production) and alopecia treatment. Add 6 drops of essential oil to 300 ml of hair conditioner and use at least 3 times a week. These oils also make it helpful in treating acne. If you have skin problems, use the antibacterial properties of Ylang Ylang for body care.

 

 

4. Strong aphrodisiac - Ylang ylang essential oil is a recognized aphrodisiac and has a euphoric effect. It stimulates the imagination and the senses. Falling libido can be associated with intense stress during the day, excess anxiety, and a routine that has crept into a relationship. Massage using aromatic Ylang Ylang relaxes your body and stimulates your senses. Relaxing and sensual - will surely surprise your partner and raise the temperature in your bedroom. Just don’t blame us for the suggestion if things get too steamy!

 

 

5. Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic - The compounds contained in Ylang Ylang essential oil have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Hence, the oil is excellent for the treatment of wounds caused by cuts, burns and scratches. Ylang Ylang creates a natural barrier against bacteria, viruses and fungi, thus preventing infection. It also protects against tetanus. It is essential that you check if you are allergic to the oil before using it.
 
If you’d love to give Ylang Ylang essential oil a try, you can find it in our Lavender & Ylang Ylang Sugar Scrub which you can buy here:

 

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