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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

(Canaga Odorata)

Ylang Ylang essential oil is derived from the star-shaped flowers of the tropical Ylang Ylang tree and is used extensively in making perfumes and in aromatherapy. Similar to Jasmine, Ylang Ylang is considered an aphrodisiac and has been used for centuries in religious and wedding ceremonies. In aromatherapy, Ylang Ylang is used to lessen tension and stress and to promote a positive outlook. Ylang Ylang is frequently used in luxurious hair and skin products for its scent and nourishing and protective properties. Due to Ylang Ylang’s powerful scent, only a small amount is needed for application and diffusion. Ylang Ylang blends well with Bergamot, Geranium, Grapefruit, and Vetiver.

Primary Benefits

  • Helps balance hormones
  • Promotes healthy skin and hair
  • Lifts mood while having a calming effect

Extraction Method:

Steam distillation

Plant Part:

 Flower

Aromatic Description:

Sweet, rich, spicy

Main Chemical Components:

Germacrene, caryophyllene

Uses

• Put Ylang Ylang into an Epsom Salt bath for relaxation. • Refresh your skin with an aromatherapy steam facial

   using Ylang Ylang essential oil.
• Put on your wrists for a sweet and floral perfume.

• Add Ylang Ylang to Fractionated Coconut

Oil for a deep hair conditioner

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid. Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with  Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

Application

Aromatically, Topically, Internally, Topically with no dilution

Safety Data

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Disclaimer

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. As members offer or look for answers, kindly understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to “treat” medical problems.