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What is Ylang Ylang Essential Oil?

What is Ylang Ylang Essential Oil?

Ylang ylang is a tropical flower scientifically known as Cananga odorata. This yellow, strongly scented flower is known for its aromatic scent which has been used in various popular perfumes such as Chanel number 5.

Medical studies have shown that Ylang Ylang is an effective alternative treatment for anxiety and may also be used to treat high blood pressure, depression and even improve feelings of self-worth. Having anti-microbial properties, Ylang Ylang can be used to treat and clean wounds and promote skin healing. It has been studied to benefit those with dermatological issues as well.

 Ylang Ylang is also known as a powerful aphrodisiac when applied topically or used aromatically.

Though it has many wonderful benefits, Ylang ylang is poisonous to dogs and cats and should not be used on or around pets. It is also a very potent essential oil and should only be applied to skin when diluted with a carrier oil such as jojoba, olive or sweet almond oil.

When using any essential oil, be sure you choose a product which is pure and not filled with other ingredients.

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