Extracted from the fragrant Ylang Ylang flower, this essential oil has many powerful abilities when used aromatically, topically, and internally.
Ylang Ylang trees are commonly grown across areas of Africa, and tropical regions of Asia. The tree features drooping branches, vibrant green leaves, and yellow-green flowers that dangle from stalks along the green stems of the plant. Green fruit also grows in clusters from the flowers.
Ylang Ylang means flower of flowers, and was named because of the sweet, floral aroma of the blossoms. The tree is also known as the perfume tree due to the fragrant flowers, and the scent is highly recognisable as a key ingredient in the iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume.
As well as its use in perfumes, Ylang Ylang has been used for centuries in aromatherapy, religious ceremonies, and wedding events.
The lovely scent has uplifting and calming effects when Ylang Ylang essential oil is used aromatically. When applied topically, it promotes healthier looking hair and skin. Internal use also offers a number of benefits, including antioxidant support.
Use three to four drops in a diffuser, inhale from cupped hands, or use as a perfume.
Topical: – Ylang Ylang essential oil can be applied neat or diluted with a carrier oil.
Ylang Ylang essential oil is safe for neat application without the need for a carrier oil.
Blends well with
Promotes libido and fertility and maintains hormone balance
Ylang Ylang is known for its natural aphrodisiac qualities and is commonly used to decorate the bed of newlyweds for this reason. Apply to the abdomen and pulse points, or take in a capsule or under the tongue.
Helps to maintain healthy blood pressure
Apply Ylang Ylang to the back of the neck, across the forehead, and behind the ears, inhale from cupped hands, or take under the tongue or in a capsule to help maintain healthy blood pressure.
Supports heart health
Ylang Ylang helps the body to maintain healthy blood flow and fight inflammation. Apply to the bottom of the feet and over the heart, or inhale from cupped hands.
Relieves occasional fatigue and promotes focus
Ylang Ylang has energising properties that help the body to fight fatigue. Apply to the affected area to relieve muscle fatigue, or take in a capsule to help with mental fatigue.
Reduces feelings of anxiety, frustration, stress and fear
The aroma of Ylang Ylang also has calming properties that help to reduce feelings of anxiety, frustration, stress, and fear. Apply to the bottom of the feet or under the nose, diffuse, or inhale from cupped hands.
Supports hair health
Ylang Ylang is also known for its ability to promote healthier hair. Massage Ylang Ylang essential oil into the scalp to support hair growth, assist with dandruff, help prevent tangles, and promote the appearance of healthier, shinier hair.
Supports the digestive system
Apply Ylang Ylang essential oil to the abdomen or take in a capsule to promote a healthy digestive system.
Promotes healthy skin
Apply Ylang Ylang to the skin or take in a capsule to help with oily skin, promote a more youthful appearance, and support skin health.
Restores emotional balance
Use Ylang Ylang essential oil aromatically and topically to go from feeling burdened to feeling exuberant.