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The ylang ylang that is used to make the essential oil is a tree with yellow flowers. It’s botanical name is cananga odorata. It is also called the cananga tree. The tree is of Indonesian background and grows to an average height of 39 feet (12 meters). It has black fruit that birds like to eat.
In Indonesia, the flowers of the ylang ylang tree are laid on the bed of newlyweds.
The oil itself has a sweet and heavy floral scent to it.
The ylang ylang essential oil is used in many ways. Here’s just a few of them.
- Hormone imbalance
- High blood pressure
- Heartbeat issues
- Hair growth stimulator
- Emotional balance
- Stomach aches
- Low libido
- Mental fatigue
The ylang ylang essential oil has so many uses because of its properties. It is hypotensive meaning it lowers blood pressure. It is also an aphrodisiac meaning it causes excitement and stimulates love . . . . It is antispasmodic meaning it helps to relieve muscle spasms. It is also a sedative meaning it has a calming effect. You can see how each of these properties ties in with one of its top uses.
While best known as an aphrodisiac, the properties of ylang ylang will reduce your worries and calm your mind when diffused (just 1 or 2 drops is enough). This oil is great to use for romantic massages when combined with a carrier oil such as olive or coconut oil.
To make the essential oil, the flower of the ylang ylang plant is steam distilled.
Ylang ylang essential oil can be used in the diffuser by adding 2 to 4 drops into your diffuser. For topical applications, use just 1 to 2 drops where you need it.
You can buy quality ylang ylang essential oils from Plant Therapy.