Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Benefits
by Laurie Brennen
(Virginia Beach, Va)
Ylang Ylang essential oil benefits are wide and varied. It can be used to increase blood flow, relieve inflammation, and many other applications.
Some people say the fragrance of Ylang Ylang is rich and pungent with a hint of jasmine and rubber. When distilled, the flowers are separated into different grades, commonly, 1, 2, and 3.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Benefits & Uses
People have been using Ylang Ylang for centuries and, as stated above, has many uses as an antiseptic and sedative. Ylang Ylang has also been used in food and beverage preparation as a flavor enhancer and natural preservative, soaps, hair products, and cosmetics.
Ylang ylang essential oil benefits include:
Promote intestinal health
Heart and cardiac issues
Natural calming agent
Feeling of health and vitality
Massage with a carrier oil such as coconut oil
Apply to the bottom of your feet
You can use Ylang Ylang with great effectiveness in a diffuser or humidifier to create a calming and relaxed atmosphere in any room you choose. Add a few drops in the water and watch your mood lift off. You can also add a couple of drops into hot water and lightly breathe in the steam, similar to Tea Tree Oil. It can create a soothing and positive environment after a hard day at work, or play. You may also add a couple of drops in your bath, on your favorite soap or hair care and beauty products.
Or use it straight from the bottle. Add a couple of drops on the back of your neck and lightly rub it in. Another great place for Ylang Ylang oil is on your wrists. It's sweet aroma will lift your spirits.
Do you have sun-dried hair? Not to worry. Add a few drops of Ylang Ylang oil along with equal parts of coconut oil and revitalize your hair to its natural health, beauty, and shine.
As above, Ylang Ylang is wonderful for massages. It can provide the ultimate relaxing experience and has a wonderful calming and soothing effect. to create the best effect, add a few drops of Ylang Ylang oil into a fractionated coconut oil and rub on your shoulders, the back of your neck, bottom of your feet, and calves. Or better yet. Have someone else do it for you while to enjoy a relaxing massage.
Steam facials are great for your skin. The steam opens up your pores and sinuses. Add a couple of drops of Ylang Ylang oil into a pot of hot water, place a towel over your head and breathe in the steam. During the process, gently rub your face to loosen up any bacteria that's on your skin, then rinse will cool water.
Ylang Ylang oil also works as an antioxidant. You can take it internally but you should consult your primary care physician before taking any essential oils or have any change in your diet.
And last, it acts as a natural and lightly aromatic perfume. Place a drop or two on your wrists and/or back of your neck.