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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Benefits

The botanical name for Ylang Ylang is Cananga odorata. The essential oil of Ylang Ylang has various aromatherapy and therapeutic benefits. It is an antidepressant, antiseptic and uplifting and an aphrodisiac. The essential oils of Ylang Ylang relieves the feelings of stress and anxiety. The oil helps in balancing the combination skins.

The tree of Ylang Ylang is tropical and has its medicinal importance. I has its medicinal importance to treat malaria, fight infections and soothe insect bites. The tree is a native of Indonesia and the Phillippines. The essential oil is extracted from its yellow flowers by steam distillation.

Therapeutic Properties of Ylang Ylang:

The essential oils of Ylang Ylang is a great relaxer. It is highly recommended to aid in the following ailments-

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Frigidity
  • Insomnia
  • Impotence
  • High blood pressure
  • Skin conditions

Aromatherapy of Ylang Ylang oil:

The meaning of Ylang Ylang is ‘flower of flowers’ and it has an amazingly floral scent. The aromatherapy uses of the essential oil of Ylang Ylang are as follows –

  • Vaporization

    – Add few drops of essential oils to a nebulizer and the aroma will spread to the environment.

  • Inhalation

    – Add few drops of oil to a bowl of hot steaming water and breathe in. It has a relaxing and calming effect.

  • Bathing

    – Add few drops of oils to a hot bath along with a dispersant such as milk or alcohol to break up the oil droplets on water surface.

  • Massage

    – Add 15 to 20 drops of pure oils to 1 ounces of carrier oil and massage it over the body. It is one of the most relaxing and therapeutic uses of aromatherapy benefit of essential oils.

  • Spray

    – Add 1 teaspoon of essential oils to 7 ounces of distilled water along with 1 ounces of alcohol. Spray the mixture over bed, towels, linens and also in the room to deodorize the air.

1 response to Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Benefits

  1. Asif said on May 4, 2011

    Great post, honest!

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