Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Botanical Name : Cananga Odorata
Extraction method : Stream Distillation
Perfumery Note : Middle -Base
Aromatic Description : Exotic, floral, sweet smell
Therapeutic properties : Antidepressant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, nervine and sedative.
Description : Ylang Ylang is known to be one of the most relaxing essential oils to both mind and body. It is can both stimulate and relax, as it seems to energize or relax the individual, depending on their needs. It is mood uplifting, encourages communication, and promotes a restful sleep. It is also said to be an aphrodisiac. Ylang Ylang essential oil tends to regulate sebum production, helping with irritated and oily skin.
Use : Has a euphoric and sedative effect on the nervous system and helps with anxiety, tension, shock, fear and panic, help with reducing high blood pressure and useful for intestinal infections, has a soothing effect, has a stimulating effect on the scalp which promotes more luxurious hair growth.
Blend well with : Jasmine, Bergamot, Rose, Vetiver, Clary Sage, Petitgrain, Cedarwood, and citrus essential oils.
Oil Burner: Add 4 drops of essential oil for a burning time of 20 minutes.
Massage: Dilute 3-5 drops of essential oil in 10 ml. of carrier oil.
Inhalation: Put 5 drops in 200 ml. of steamed water and inhale for 3-5 minutes.
Bath: Put 15 drops of essential oil in the bath tub for a 20 minutes bath.
Precautions : It is classed as a non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil, yet could cause sensitivity have been reported and excessive use of it can lead to headaches and nausea.
General Safety Information : Do not take any oils internally. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.