Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ok, let's start off with the most obvious question you all probably have about this oil: how the heck do you pronounce it?
Say it with me now: "ee-lang ee-lang"
So, what is this fancy sounding essential oil used for, what are its benefits and how can you use it to better your health and wellbeing? Read on to get well acquainted with Ylang Ylang Essential Oil and its wonderful properties.
What is Ylang Ylang?
Ylang Ylang is an oil that comes from flowers of the Cananga odorata tree. This tree is native to the tropical climates of India, Malaysia, the Philippines and Northern Queensland in Australia.
Despite the oil of this tree containing an intoxicately beautiful scent, its fruits are smooth and yellowish or black coloured with a flavour that is, well...to be desired. The roots of the tree have been used to make fishing floats and bottle corks.
The oil is distilled in three separate stages from the gorgeous yellow flowers of this tree. Depending on the stage your oil was distilled at it may produced hints of jasmine, neroli, citrus, custard and slightly rubbery aromas.
What are the benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil?
Ylang Ylang holds a wide variety of benefits when the oil is distilled and bottled. It has been known to assist in the following ways when used correctly:
- pain relief
- reduces inflammation
- improves mood
- enhances libido
- insect repellent
- reduce appearance of scars
- promote healing of wounds
- aid in relaxation techniques
- kill bacteria
- head lice treatment
- lower blood pressure through relaxation
- improve cognitive skills like memory
It's a long list, that's for sure! Even if you don't need it to help with anything listed above, the natural aroma of this 100% Pure Essential Oil is absolutely delightful. It's one of our best sellers and it's easy to see (or smell) why. People love the way it distributes a sweet, floral yet woody air throughout their home. It's definitely one of my personal favourites.
How to use Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
This deliciously aromatic essential oil mixes well with floral, fruity and woody scents to create healing Essential Oil blends. For example, it is used in our Natural Aromas Adults Anxiety blend with Lavender, Rosewood and Bergamot to promote relaxation.
Simply massage a few drops of your blend containing Ylang Ylang Essential Oil into your wrist or behind your ears and you'll be smelling sweet and feeling great in no time.
Ylang Ylang is sometimes used in foods and drinks as a source of natural flavouring and it's also added to cosmetics and soaps to make them smell amazing.
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