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Explaining Essential Oils- Ylang Ylang 

 

Explaining Essential Oils- Ylang Ylang 

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil 

Botanical Name: Cananga odorata 

What is it? 

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

How can I use it? 

Aromatherapy-  Using ylang ylang essential oil in a diffusor is a great way to promote wellness and can be used to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety.   

Application- Applying ylang ylang essential oil to tense or painful areas with a carrier oil blend can help ease muscle aches and improve stiffness. Many holistic practitioners and massage therapists recommend applying essential oils to painful joins and problem areas to create a healing effects for their patients. 

Aphrodisiac- Ylang Ylang has been used for centuries to benefit sexual experiences and is one of the strongest natural aphrodisiacs known to man. It has been shown to increase sexual pleasure and promote libido in both men and women. It can be applied topically, aromatically diffused or both simultaneously to experience its potent, sexual effects.  

What are the benefits? 

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. 

What are the risks?  

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.

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