Ylang Ylang means “Flowers of Flowers” and this soothing oil helps to control anxiety and nervousness, irritability, frustration, anger, depression tension, and stress. When inhaled Ylang Ylang, stimulates the adrenal gland and affects various hormones in the body. Ylang Ylang III, is the last fraction collected during the distillation process and mostly composed of sesquiterpenes. Sesquiterpene distilled from plant matter is known to stimulate the liver and endocrine glands. Sesquiterpenes give Ylang Ylang its strong antispasmodic and sedative properties. Ylang Ylang is often called “Jasmine for the poor man” and has been used by various cultures. In parts of Asia, it was used to ward off fever and treat insect bites. In Indonesia, petals of Ylang Ylang were customarily spread upon the beds of newlywed couples. In the Victorian era, it was used for romance and hair growth, in parts of Europe therapists used this oil for sexual dysfunction.
Strength of Aroma: Medium to Strong
Aroma: Fresh sensual floral scent (jasmine-like), exotic, sweet, soft, and luxurious
Properties: Anti-depressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, euphoric, sedative, stimulant
Uses/Benefits: when inhaled useful for calming fear and anxiety. Useful for regulating and balancing nervous system, treating panic attacks, depression, tachycardia, hypertension, muscle aches and pains, PMS, moods swings, promotes restful sleep, in beauty and skin care promotes cellular regeneration, helps with acne, stimulates hair growth. Used in making potpourri, soap, perfumes, skin and hair products, and natural candles
Blends well with: Bergamot, citronella, orange, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, rose, sandalwood, and verbena.
Warning: Use in moderation. Excessive use may cause headache or nausea.
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