Ylang-Ylang oil (Cananga odorata )
Antiseptic, uplifting and antidepressant ylang ylang is also reputed to be an aphrodisiac. Ylang ylang relieves feelings of anxiety and stress and is also good for balancing combination skins. It should be used with caution initially as it can provoke and allergic reaction or headaches.
Origin of Ylang Ylang oil:
A tropical tree, its first medicinal uses were to treat malaria, soothe insect bite and generally fight infections. Its antiseptic qualities were appreciated but it was also recognized as an aphrodisiac and a tonic to the nervous systems. In the past, the flowers were mixed with coconut oil to perfume and condition the body and hair.
Description of Ylang Ylang tree and plant:
A native of Indonesia and the Philippines , the ylang-ylang tree reaches a height of 10m. The ylang ylang flowers, yellow in color are freshly picked in the early morning and the oil extracted by steam-distillation. It has a narcotic, floral-sweet, jasmine like aroma which adds warmth to perfumes.
Therapeutic Effects of Ylang Ylang essential oil:
A great relaxer and highly recommended for
- Insomnia and
- It also has benefits in treating high blood pressure and
- skin conditions.
Uses of Ylang Ylang essence:
- This oil can soothe away all the forms of stress when used as a bath oil or massage onto the body.
- Its lasting fragrance is often used in facial and skin preparations, pot pourri, and pomanders.
- It blend well with bergamot, Melissa, sandalwood and jasmine.
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Lavender essential oil - Lavendula Officinalis
Bergamot essential oil - Citrus Bergamia
Jasmine essential oil - Jasminum Officinale
Geranium essential oil - Pelargonium Adorantissimum
Cinnamon essential oil - CinnamomumZeylanicum
Basil essential oils - Ocimum Basilicum
Ylang-Ylang - Cananga odorata
Sandalwood essential oils - Santalum album
Orange essential oil - Citrus aurantium
Rose essential oil - Rosa Centifolia, Rosa Damascena
Rosemary essential oil - Rosmarinus Officinalis
Patchouli essential oil - Pogostemon patchouli
Chamomile essential oil - Anthemis Nobilib
Sage essential oil - Salvia Officinalis