I’ll bet you have, whether you realize it or not. It’s a popular choice of essential oils for its smell alone. In fact it is even found in Chanel No. 5. In recent years it has become even more popular, but not only for its smell.
Ylang Ylang is an essential oil with many fabulous aromatherapy benefits.
Because it is a nervine, ylang ylang is a perfect place to turn when you are dealing with stress or anxiety. It helps to calm the nerves and balance the hormones so that you are better able to cope with life and its challenges. It boosts the nervous system and helps the body to repair any nerve damage.
It is known as an antidepressant because it lifts the mood and helps us to feel joy. All of this is reason alone to make this oil part of your life. If you suffer from insomnia, you may also benefit from this oil, since it can calm you and help you get a good night rest.
But that is not all. It’s like on of those commercials.
Besides all of the calming and soothing properties, ylang ylang is great for your skin. It helps regulate the sebum, the oil produced by the skin. By doing so it helps keep your skin hydrated. It also helps to tone and stimulate the skin cells. For this reason many people claim that it can help wrinkles and other early signs of aging.
Ylang Ylang is also antiseptic and protects a wound from bacteria, virus and fungus.
Where does this wonderful aromatic come from?
The essential oil is steam distilled from the fresh flowers that grow on ylang ylang trees, which grows in rain forests in some countries in Asia and the South Pacific. It’s Latin name is Cananga odorata.
With every essential oil or herb you should be aware of the cautions that go with it. In this case there are not many. It is a very safe essential oil. However, there is one thing to be aware of. A little bit of ylang ylang goes a long way and using excessive amounts can cause nausea and headaches. Using it in small amounts will, most likely, give you the benefits without the side effects.
What SkinTastic products have ylang ylang?
You’ll love our Balance Lotion, it has a blend of ylang ylang and geranium essential oils added to nourishing oils that include shea butter, almond oil, jojoba, avocado oil and coconut oil. this combination not only soothes the skin but the properties of each oil nourishes and has a calming and balancing affect on your skin.
You will be floating on a cloud as you sit and soak with our Balancing Bath Bomb. This sensual blend of ylang ylang and geranium is calming and grounding. Relax and give in to your desire to let the day float away.