7 Uses for Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

The name Ylang-Ylang means, “flower of flowers.” It is believed to have antidepressant, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, calming, euphoric, and sedative properties. It creates feelings of equilibrium in the body. It’s a sexual tonic and can really activate the lover instinct with couples and help the mood rise to an enjoyable experience. It has been found effective in reducing sexual difficulties resulting from anxiety, depression and stress.

Ylang-Ylang has the ability to help ease depression and offers relaxation to the body and soul. It helps push away anxiety and sadness. It has a very uplifting effect on the mood and induces the feelings of joy and hope. It can be a very effective treatment for those undergoing a nervous breakdown or acute depression. The anti depressant is one of the oldest known properties of Ylang-Ylang. This oil sedates or calms nervous afflictions, shock, stress, anger, and even panic.

It has the ability to induce a relaxing feeling. It helps encourage feelings of well being and euphoria. It is generally sedative and helps well with insomnia. This essential oil is a booster of health for your nerves. It strengthens the nervous system and restores it from damages. It also has the ability to reduce stress on nerves and protects them. This is a wonderful essential oil for nervous disorders.

It can be used as a scalp tonic and it helps with hair loss. Brushing Ylang-Ylang through your hair is a wonderful experience. Only a drop or two is needed. This oil is so sweet that it can be overpowering. It must be used in small amounts and high dilutions.

The essential oil of Ylang-Ylang mixes well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, and Sandlewood. Use in moderation. Some cases of sensitivity, nausea, and headaches have been observed when taken in excess. Avoid use on damaged or very sensitive skin may cause irritation.

Ylang ylang is a tropical tree native to Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The essential oil is distilled from the low-hanging flowers of the tree. The essential oil has a sweet, flowery scent that is especially favored by women. Aside from a lovely aroma, ylang ylang offers many great uses for physical and emotional support. Check out these 8 uses for ylang ylang.

Improve Self Esteem

This interesting study shows that ylang ylang essential oil improved perception of self esteem both when applied topically and inhaled. The next time you feel inadequate or need a boost in confidence, a dab or whiff of ylang ylang might just do the trick!

Chill Out

The oil distilled from the flowers has been shown to have a relaxing effect when inhaled. Try our Ylang Ylang Essential Oil for a great way to combat anxious feelings. Many women report that the calming and uplifting aroma is even good for easing stress during labor and childbirth.

Pamper Your Skin

lang ylang has many anti-aging properties for the skin. Make your own anti-wrinkle treatment with a couple drops of ylang ylang mixed with a teaspoon of jojoba oil. Massage into your face before bedtime. Be careful with the delicate skin around the eyes, and test a small area before slathering on.

Balance the Root Chakra

Ylang ylang essential oil may help to calm excessive root chakra issues, such as agitation and fear. Because it has a calming effect on the nervous system, it can improve our sense of security. For more information on essential oils for chakras visit our page about CHAKRAS AND ESSENTIAL OILS

Thickening Hair Treatment

Many women love the aroma of ylang ylang and choose it for their beauty care products. What’s better than a lovely smelling hair mask that might even help to thicken you hair? Try this simple hair treatment to thicken up those luscious locks! Combine 1-2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil and 10 drops of ylang ylang. Massage into damp (not wet) hair and scalp. Wrap your hair in a towel and allow it to penetrate for 30-60 minutes. Remove and wash as usual. Use this conditioning treatment weekly or as often as desired.

Boost Your Libido

Ylang ylang has long been valued in Asia for it’s libido-boosting and aphrodisiac effects. Because this oil is balancing for both male and female energies, it’s a great one to include in your list of bedroom oils. Rub a few drops on your inner thighs before hopping in the bed, diffuse, or spritz a bit of ylang ylang between the sheets.

Ease Separation Anxiety in Dogs

This oil is not just for people! Your dogs will love the calming, soothing aroma too. If you love pampering your pet with essential oils.