Ylang Ylang is an essential oil that comes from the star-shaped flowers of the tropical Ylang Ylang tree that is native to rainforest regions in Indonesia and the Philippines.
Please note that the FDA does not regulate essential oils. This means that I cannot make any specific claims or imply that essential oils cure or should be used to treat any diseases or other health conditions. I am not doing that by providing this information.
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Similar to Jasmine, Ylang Ylang has been used for centuries in religious and wedding ceremonies. In aromatherapy, Ylang Ylang is used to lessen tension and stress and to promote a positive outlook. Ylang Ylang is frequently used in luxurious hair and skin products for its scent and nourishing and protective properties. Taken internally, Ylang Ylang provides antioxidant support (see research below). Ylang Ylang blends well with Bergamot, Geranium, Grapefruit, and Vetiver.
It’s one of the oils I regularly use in my nightly “get good sleep” routine I’ve written about in the past.
Scientific Research on the Benefits of Ylang Ylang Oil
The scientific research on Ylang Ylang reveals:
- It has shown to have calming and relaxing effects
- It’s a proven antioxidant
- Shown to repel certain insects
- Shown to “significantly increase calmness”
Several of those are clearly contributing factors to why Ylang Ylang has worked so well for me in helping me get better sleep.
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- Put Ylang Ylang into an Epsom Salt bath for relaxation.
- Refresh your skin with an aromatherapy steam facial using Ylang Ylang essential oil.
- Put on your wrists for a sweet, oral perfume.
- Add Ylang Ylang to dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for a deep hair conditioner.
- Take internally for antioxidant support.
Directions for Use
- Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
- Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 . oz. of liquid.
- Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Aromatic Description: Sweet, rich, spicy
Main Chemical Components: Germacrene, caryophyllene