Ylang ylang oil is an exotic essential oil that has a strong reputation in aromatherapy for its unique aroma not found in any other oil.
This essential oil is extracted from the canaga tree, native to the Southeast Asian region – particularly abundant in Indonesia. Ylang ylang is a yellow, star-shaped flower that has a rich fruity scent.
This essential oil is a favourite in massage parlours for its incredibly therapeutic aroma. When inhaled directly or added into an essential oil diffuser, ylang ylang oil produces an aroma that alleviates anxiety, helps with insomnia, improves mood and self-esteem. It is a natural aphrodisiac, helping to improve sexual performance.
Components of ylang ylang oil have been shown to directly relax the central nervous system. This effect on the body is what allows ylang ylang to promote stress relief and lower cortisol levels.
In order to make use of ylang ylang oil on the skin, this essential oil must first be diluted with a carrier oil of your choosing, such as jojoba and coconut oil. Once diluted, the ylang ylang extract can be used as a massage oil, and even as a skincare treatment.
When used for skincare, ylang ylang oil provides smoothing and hydrating properties to promote a more youthful, glowing appearance.
Ylang Ylang essential oil contains powerful antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that can help with clearing skin break out. This essential oil eliminates microorganisms that play a huge role in contaminating pores and subsequently causing skin break out.
In the world of skincare, hydration is key. The moisturising properties of ylang ylang essential oil help to give your skin a more supple texture to the touch, while also helping your skin retain as much moisture as possible improving elasticity, resilience, and preventing the onset of wrinkles and fine lines.
Ylang Ylang essential oil is one of the most diverse aromatherapy and massage oils. Mix a few drops into your bath, inhale directly, or add to an essential oil diffuser, and you’ll be well on your way to a better sleep, reduced anxiety and depression, and an overall elevated mood.
Safety Information: For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with sensitive areas, such as eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use essential oils on children under 5 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils if in doubt or during pregnancy. If rash or irritation occurs, stop use and consult physician.
Storage: Best kept in a cool dry place, away from heat and sunlight.