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Ylang Ylang, Floral Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

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Ylang Ylang is a star-shaped flower that can be found throughout India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and some parts of Australia. This yellow flower produce a fruity, flowery scent and it can be processed through steam distillation to make essential oil. However, the scent intensity of ylang ylang oils can be vary in each bottle.

Ways To Use Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

From being used in a perfume to skin care product, ylang ylang oil have so many ways to be use even on its own. Some people reports that ylang ylang cause an irritation, hence try a drop first or do a patch test before going on full beast mode.

Inhaled and Diffuse

Ylang ylang oil can be added into a diffuser to make an aromatherapy. Woman who is pregnant and breastfeeding should consult doctor first before diffuse it.

Topical Use

Dilute ylang ylang oil with carrier oil such as coconut oil or jojoba oil first. Then apply this flowery scent oil to your skin and start massaging. Massage is a good way to relax those tense muscle and cramps while smell the sweet flowery scent.


Benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang oil has been proven to be beneficial towards some people who have certain conditions, such as:

Improve Mood

Ylang ylang oil can turn your frown upside down. Whenever you are feeling down or stressed, apply 1 or 2 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil to the back of your neck for a calming and uplifting effect. Next, Ylang Ylang is also known for its uplifting effects and is a great oil to apply when in need.  A small study shown that ylang ylang can reduced anxiety and boosted self-esteem when apply topically or inhaled it.

Relief Stress

Anecdotal evidence indicates Ylang Ylang oil has calming effect that can relief stress and give a relaxation a new meaning. Put a few drops of oil into your warm bath, and relax. Another way is to dilute Ylang Ylang oil into carrier oil and massage those strain muscle. A study found that inhale Ylang Ylang oil can have a sedative effect. A significant reduce of systolic and diastolic blood pressure rates as well as heart rate in healthy men.

Skin and Hair Condition

Ylang ylang can protect your hair from the heat of the Sun. The organic compounds found inside the ylang oil can promote a healthy hair by massage the scalp while using diluted Ylang ylang oil.

Added a few drop of Ylang Ylang oil into a diffuser and create an aromatherapy. This aromatherapy also can be a steam facial to help open pores and release all the dirt from your beautiful skin. The result does not come in overnight.

Other Benefits

Some company stated that you can take Ylang Ylang oil internally without a problem. Although it might be safe to dilute it with a glass of water. By taking internally, Ylang Ylang can provide antioxidant support.

Ylang Ylang contains linalool, a compound which has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been shown to be quite effective at reducing a certain fungal infection. Not only that, some people use this as an aphrodisiac to increase sexual desire and sexual stimulation.


Safety Precaution

As with any essential oils, do not apply Ylang Ylang essential oil directly to your skin. Ylang Ylang should be mixed with a carrier oil for safety measures. Ylang ylang also poisonous to dogs and cats. Bare in mind that you should not apply the oil to your pet, and make sure not to diffuse it near your pet, it might inhale it. Some people stated that they had an irritation after apply Ylang Ylang essential oil. This is due to Ylang Ylang contains several allergens that it been linked to contact dermatitis. Which it can be irritating to some people’s skin when apply topically.

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