Ylang Ylang Essential Oil 101
When searching for a calming and beautiful essential oil to add to your collection. Ylang Ylang is an awesome addition. With a fun name and countless mental benefits, this wonderful essential oil is jam packed with positivity. It is originally derived from the blooming flowers of the ylang-ylang tree in Asian rainforests.
The flower is aesthetically interesting as the petals droop from the stem. It begins as a bright green bud and eventually blooms into a pale pink color. It almost looks as if the flower has pink claws aiming to grab something on the ground.
Nevertheless, the oil distilled from this flower is quite precious. If you are seeking a holistic option to assist with your overall wellness needs, consider the many benefits of utilizing ylang-ylang oil.
Assistance with Depression and AnxietyYlang-ylang is quite calming and can provide immediate relief for those suffering with anxiety or depression. Although relaxing in its aroma, it also comes packed with a revitalizing aroma that can assist with mood improvement and regulation.
When placed in a diffuser or even mixed with oil and used topically, this essential oil can provide a major mood booster when dealing with difficult experiences.
Regulate Blood Pressure
Ylang-ylang oil can help to lower blood-pressure when taken orally. You can mix this oil with a flavorful oil or even add a few drops into a beverage daily. There are no known interactions between ylang-ylang oil and medical prescriptions. However, it is still wise to consult with your health care professional prior to regular consumption.
Assistance with Insomnia and Sleeping
Since ylang-ylang has a relaxing effect, it can also be a handy tool to use when facing issues surrounding falling asleep. One way to benefit from this oil is to add a few drops into your nighty tea to receive the sedative effect. This oil can also be placed into a diffuser and inhaled. This will result in an immediate feeling of calm and relaxation.
An Essential Oil of LoveThe romantic aroma that ylang-ylang oil releases can help to circulate an energy of love and intimacy. Couples will see a drastic change in their sexual health by mixing a few drops of ylang-ylang into a diffuser and allowing the aromatic benefits to take effect. This oil can also be blended with lotions to be used as massage oil. This offers a sweet and romantic addition to any date night!
A Holistic Fight Against Bacteria
When the body has a build-up of bacteria either internally or on top of the skin, there is an ever present system of antimicrobial agents that fight against recovery. Ylang-ylang oil has been known to defend against this bacteria and immediate the healing process. When mixed topically or ingested orally, ylang-ylang can fight against bacteria build up due to yeast infections, bites, or even certain viruses.
Supplementary Benefits of Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang-ylang oil is also a great addition to any aromatherapy blend. It can be mixed with earthy or floral notes to create a pleasant scent. Ylang-ylang has also been known to assist with other ailments such as:
- • Malaria
- • Stomach and Digestive Issues
- • Asthma
- • Gout
If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or on a regimen of prescription medication, consult with your health care physician prior to implementing any holistic essential oil into your daily diet.
Ylang-ylang is universally safe to consume and has mild-side effects such as headaches or possible upset stomach. This petite and romantic essential oil can be a great addition to your aromatherapy or even wellness routine.
If you suffer from any medical conditions, you should ask your doctor before using essential oils or any other complementary type of therapy.
Chanel No. 5 may be idyllic, but you can create your own personal fragrance to work within your own body chemistry with a bit of Ylang Ylang and some of my other personal favorites. Try this recipes for a new sexy scent any time of year (or night!):
PERSONAL SCENT-SATION SPRITZ
Base notes (6-10 drops total):
- 3 drops Hawaiian Sandalwood
- 4 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
Middle notes (12-15 drops total):
- 4 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Roman Chamomile
- 6 drops Geranium
Top notes (6-8 drops total):
- 3 drops Bergamot
- 3 drops Neroli
2 oz. spiced rum or vodka
1 Tbsp. witch hazel
¼ c. water
Add the rum or witch hazel/water combo to a 2 oz. glass spray bottle. Then add your choice of essential oils, replace the top, and shake to combine. For best results, let the combination mingle for a month before using. To use, simply shake and spritz! Feel free to adjust the quantities to get your own perfect fragrance, but stay within the recommended drops for each of the notes.