The Flower of Flowers
Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata) has been a favorite in Indonesia and the islands of the Philippines for hundreds of years, and was first recorded by English seafaring explorers in the mid 1600’s. Records of large island planting show that it was widely used in perfumes and cosmetics by the mid 1800’s, and was already known on the islands for its rich medicinal properties.
It is still a favorite today, for its soft, floral fragrance, its calming yin nature, and its effective benefits for the mind, emotions and physical body. It takes 100kg (220 lbs) of flowers, or what one tree produces in a peak year, to make just 2 liters of preciousÂ Ylang YlangÂ essential oil.
See how Ylang Ylang essential oil can benefit your health and wellness–and improve your love life! Here are just a few ways:
- Nervous System: Ylang Ylang has a yin or feminine energy, softer, and calming, making it a wonderful oil to reduce stress, anxiety, anger, mood swings and nervousness, and replacing those emotions with an uplifting mood of joy and hope. It is often used to relieve high blood pressure, with no adverse side effects, and regulates and balances the body’s adrenaline supply. It has been found effective for acute depression, PMS and menopause, insomnia, shock, low self-esteem, and hyperactivity. When you need balance, use Ylang Ylang essential oil!
- Skin Balance: Ylang Ylang balances sebum (oil) production in the skin and scalp. For eczema, with infected, out of balance sebaceous glands, it’s the perfect choice, as it both balances oil production and treats the infection in the skin or scalp follicles. This wonder oil is used as an antiseptic for wounds, cuts, burns, and even discourages microbial growth and disinfects bacteria, virus and fungus, even including resistant tetanus! It speeds healing, hydrates skin and scalp, and helps hair grow healthy and shiny!
- Aphrodisiac: If you are overworked, stressed out, depressed or had an illness, sometimes you need a little help to find that loving feeling! Ylang Ylang’s been found helpful for frigidity and impotence, especially where fear, anxiety, or emotional withdrawal are present. A few drops of Ylang Ylang oil, massaged into the skin, or inhaled as aromatherapy, can help you find your lost sex drive, and get it into gear! A drop of the romantic floral aroma can be put on your pillow, or in a mist vaporizer, helping you get in the mood for love!
Tip: Put just a drop of Ylang Ylang oil, blended with coconut or jojoba oil, on your inner wrists and behind ears for a sensual and light floral perfume!