Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

January 08, 2018

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is well known for its uses in history as an aphrodisiac and for it's mood enhancing abilities. When I first heard about Ylang Ylang in college these were the references I would come to remember about the oil and expected it to smell like roses or another flora aroma. But what I didn't expect was a unique pungent aroma similar to a soiled diaper. Although the aroma is strong, this oil has many benefits and uses!

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Benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil 

  • Helps to Balance Hormones.
  • Promotes healthy hair & skin.
  • Uplifts mood and calming to the emotions.
  • Used in aromatherapy to lessen stress and tension.

Ways to use Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

  • Add to your bath water to promote relaxation.
  • Apply to the wrists as a perfume.
  • Diffuse with another oil for the blues. More here on Oils for Blues.
  • Dilute in coconut oil and massage lower abdomen for hormonal support. For more on balancing hormones and Uterine Health, read this post.
  • Add to your conditioner to promote healthy hair.
  • Add to your facial cleanser to promote healthy skin.

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