Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is one of the most sought after essential oils for its exquisite fragrance.
Grown in Madagascar, Indonesia and the Philippines, large, tender, fragrant flowers bloom on tropical
trees that grow up to 68 feet in height. Ylang Ylangs’ botanical name is Cananga Odorata of the botanical family Annonaceae. The yellow, mauve, and pink flowers are freshly picked in the morning to yield the greatest distillation of ylang ylang essential oil. They are called the flower of flowers and the ylang ylang essential oil is used in many perfumes. The yellow flowers are hailed to yield the best ylang ylang essential oil.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is steam distilled a number of times. The perfume grade is the made from the first distillation. Three more distillations in the lengthy distillation process yields Grade I, Grade II, and Grade III. Grade III is the lowest grade ylang ylang essential oil.
Characteristically colorless to a pale yellow, ylang ylang essential oil has a thin consistency, is a base note on the scent scale, and has high to medium odor intensity. The scent is described as sweet, exotic, light, floral, rich, heady, slightly spicy, balsamic, and voluptuous. Qualities of the ylang ylang essential oil scent have been said to be soothing, powerfully sedative, calming, even euphoria inducing and narcotic if used in large quantities.
The aromas is exotic, an aphrodisiac, and perhaps that is why Indonesians would cover the bed of a newlywed couple on the wedding night with ylang ylang flowers.
Ylang Ylang essential Oil has been commonly used to assist some circulation issues as high blood pressure, palpitations, abnormally fast breathing, heart arrhythmias, and tachycardia. Common nervous systems uses for ylang ylang essential oils aromatherapy have been depression, insomnia, mental fatigue, stress-related disorders, impotence, frigidity, shock, and nervous tension. Skin care aromatherapy uses of ylang ylang essential oil has been acne, oily skin, hair rinses, insect bites, hair loss, and general skin care. Ylang Ylang essential oil is best suited for the skin care and perfume industries.
Safety data on ylang ylang essential oil says it is non-toxic, and a non-irritant, but could cause sensitivity with too much use. The heady fragrance of the ylang ylang essential oil could cause headache or nausea, so use in moderation.
According to Dr. Gary Young, ylang ylang essential oils balances blood pressure, regulates the heartbeat, may stimulate the adrenal glands, and help with intestinal issues. The fragrance is calming and relaxing, helps sooth anger from frustration. It helps bring the feeling of self-love, joy, confidence, and peace.
Ylang ylang essential oil has been used to promote shiny thick hair, and may even help control split ends, when used in hair preparations. Ylang Ylang essential Oil has been used extensively in perfumes, soaps, and cosmetics. Ylang ylang essential oils even has been used as a flavor ingredient in soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, desserts and fruit flavorings.
Actions noted for Ylang Ylang essential Oil: antidepressant, aphrodisiac, euphoric, antispasmodic, anti-infectious, antiseborrheic, antiseptic, hypotensive, nervine, sedative (nervous), stimulant (circulatory), regulator, tonic.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil has a sedative and euphoric effect on the nervous system and helps with fear, shock, anxiety, panic and tension. The aphrodisiac qualities are useful as a supplement for frigidity and impotence.
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