Ylang ylang (its Malay name) means “flower of flowers”. It has a reputation for being an aphrodisiac; this is supported by the Indonesian practice of sprinkling a marriage bed with its flowers on the wedding night. For centuries, people in tropical women – famous for their thick, shiny, lustrous hair – have used ylang ylang in hair preparation for hundreds of years to promote hair growth by stimulating the scalp. It is one of the most used fragrances and fixatives in perfumes, colognes, cosmetics, and soaps. It is from the flowers (mainly the yellow ones) that essential oil is steam-distilled.
Calming, balancing, soothing, uplifting and relaxing
Lower blood pressure; regulates respiration; soothing the nervous system; eases muscle spasms and relaxes tense muscles, provides relief for backaches; helpful for female disorders such as irregular periods, menstrual cramps and eases the discomforts of menstrual issues and emotions; it soothes the irritation of skin disorders; arouses sensuality, frigidity, impotence, and feelings of sexual inadequacy
Yang Ylang oil benefits any type of skin and is especially effective in treating oily skin because it balances oil production and reduces excessive oiliness. It helps control blemishes. Ylang Ylang oil softens and smoothes skin and stimulates new cell growth. It can ward off wrinkles and premature aging because it relaxes facial muscles and releases facial tension that can contribute to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
Ylang ylang has a scent that is fresh and floral, sweet and seductive, exciting and exotic. This refreshing scent is relaxing, almost intoxicating. It influences sexual energy and enhances relationships.
Blends Well With:
Bergamot, chamomile (german), grapefruit, lemon, sandalwood, vetiver
Dilution Ratio: 50-50
- 1 part essential oil with 1 part of carrier oil. For age 2-6, use 1 drop of essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. For age 7 and above, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil.
Apply 2-4 drops on area of concern
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Inhale directly or diffuse
May cause irritation to sensitive or damaged skin
May a cause headache
Do not use with children under the age of 2