What Is Ylang Ylang, Anyway?
The ylang ylang tree is a large, tropical tree which produces an essential oil from its petals. Ylang ylang is translated into “the flower of flowers” because of its sweet flower-like scent. This is a prized oil due to its positive effects of thickening one’s hair and healing one’s skin.
Ylang ylang oil works as an antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and sedative. We love it because it is a naturally calming oil. Ylang ylang reacts positively on immune health, blood flow and emotions These benefits allow ylang ylang oil to act as a natural remedy for the endocrine, cardiovascular, reproductive and digestive systems. One of the easiest ways to reap the benefits of ylang ylang is by inhaling it via an essential oil diffuser or by absorbing it through the skin with an all-natural body spray.
The Benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- An increase in blood flow
- A decrease in pain caused by inflammation
- Steadying of one’s heartbeat
- Alleviating heart problems
- Boosting one’s mood
- Increasing the productivity of intentional function
Due to the gentle floral scent that ylang ylang oil possesses, many people enjoy diffusing it throughout their homes and offices. The scent sparks feelings of positivity and romance. Ylang ylang oil can also benefit one’s emotions. It is known to flood the nasal senses and spark feelings of positivity, relaxation, and calmness. Many enjoy adding droplets into their bath or into their lotion to allow it to absorb into their skin.
Ylang Ylang Oil Application
You can diffuse ylang ylang oil throughout your home, office, or any space you inhabit. You can also directly inhale the scent out of the bottle or in a spray form.
Our favorite way to use ylang ylang is with one of our all-natural body and room sprays, but you can also make a concoction for yourself at home!
Be sure to dilute the ylang ylang oil with a 1:1 ratio of the oil + a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) and apply directly to your skin. Be sure to test the essential oil / carrier oil solution on a small portion of your skin prior to topically applying it to a large area of your skin to be certain you are not sensitive or allergic to the oil.
Ylang ylang oil is not intended to be injected into your eyes, ears or nose. This oil is not recommended for pets.
Some people also believe in ingesting the oils internally. This is a controversial topic, so if you aren't comfortable ingesting essential oils, you can skip over this section. If this is something of interest to you, you will want to check with your doctor. They will likely recommend that you are 100% that you are using a very high-quality oil brand when ingesting any essential oil internally.
It is important to only use 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils if you are planning on ingesting them internally. Purchasing ylang ylang complete or extra is the safest way to go when buying the oil you plan to ingest internally.
Products with Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
We hope this gives you a little background on one of our favorite oils. If you love our Sex Magic Enchantment Elixir or our Unicorn Magic Shielding Spray, you likely love ylang ylang as much as we do! What's your favorite way to use it? Let us know in the comments or hop on over to Instagram and say hello!