Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata)
Ylang ylang is a calming, balancing, and cooling essential oil, excellent for shock, trauma, panic, and well known for restless sleep or legs. It has an intense sweet heavy floral aroma. Used alone it can be quite overpowering, however blended with oils such as Grapefruit and Sweet Marjoram it smells gorgeously tropical.
Kathryn Anne Ylang ylang Essential Oil comes in a 10ml glass amber bottle with a black screw top lid that includes a dropper.
Nervous: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, shock, trauma, severe tension, insomnia, restless sleep or legs.
Skin: allergies, irritation, all skin types, stimulates hair growth.
Digestive: nervous indigestion, diabetes, intestinal infections.
Respiratory: calming (slows breathing).
Circulatory: high blood pressure (slows heart rate), tachycardia, palpitations.
Endocrine: regulates adrenalin.
Reproductive: stimulates ovaries and testicles, impotence, frigidity, infertility, menopause.
Ylang ylang is a base note essential oil and blends well with citrus oils (especially bergamot and grapefruit), geranium, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, rose, and sandalwood. It is made through steam distillation of the flowers.
Did you know?
Ylang ylang is traditionally used in Indonesia and the Philippines as an aphrodisiac, where for example the flowers are strewn on wedding beds. The Victorians introduced its use as a hair tonic called macassar oil, and they used white linen on the back of chairs called antimacassars, to prevent oil damage.