Ylang Ylang means Flower of Flowers. The aroma found in it's essential oil is most popular with women. And with men - on their women! It smells devine and has been used as a potent aphrodisiac since ancient times. But it's popularity isn't just aromatic and romantic, it has a huge array of health benefits too!
The essential oil is extracted by steam distilling the waxy, golden flowers found on the tropical ylang ylang tree. It takes a lot of petals to get enough essential oil to fill a bottle, making it a precious, yet popular ingredient that has been used in the most luxurious and indulgent perfumes and skin care products for thousands of years. When you splurge on a high end spa treatment, you may recognize the lovely aroma as you walk in the door.
HISTORICAL USES OF YLANG YLANG
In the Philippines, where the flowers grow naturally, ancient healers make salves and ointments to treat cuts, burns, insect bites, and snake bites. In Indonesia, the flowers are spread on the bed of newlywed couples as to enhance their romance. They believed it be an ideal plant to use for PMS - finding that it soothed most of the symptoms that come with menstruation and hormone issues.
Mentally, Ylang Ylang is a gift to mankind. It boosts feelings of confidence, focus and joy - all of which help in daily life and in the bedroom! If you need a mental boost, wearing it as a perfume is a great idea. The scent is strong when you first put it on, but it soon tones down to a lovely light aroma.
It's known as a good support for:
- Cardio System
- Neurological System
- Hormonal System
- Integumentary system (Skin, Hair, Nails)
An article on the National Institute of Health site boasts about Ylang Ylang."The constituents such as O-methylmoschatoline, liriodenine (24), 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, germacrene D (11), and β-caryophyllene (12) have been recognized as the bioactive molecules that possess antimicrobial activities. Linalool (8) is another compound that has been shown to exhibit insecticidal and anti-inflammatory activities.1
In addition, it has been experimentally proven that C. odorata also possess antibiofilm, antioxidant, antidiabetic, antifertility, antimelanogenesis, insect-repellent, antihyperglycemic, sedative, and relaxing properties."1
Clearly everyone needs a bottle of Ylang Ylang! It’s the oil of LOVE that balances male & female energies, combats anger & low self-esteem, helps with stress, supports focus and concentration, and it filters out negative energy. Plus, it promotes thick, shiny hair and beautiful skin.
While Ylang Ylang is not in our Vitality Line, it is on the F. D. A. Gras List of Essential Oils approved for human consumption and all of our oils meet the same purity standards.2
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