Ylang-ylang is a cooling oil that is soothing and calming to the heart and mood. This incredibly luxurious oil has been trusted for centuries for beautifying the skin. Ylang-ylang is renowned as a natural regulator of sebum and can be applied to equal effect on mature and youthful skin due to its balancing effect on both skin types. Also having an affinity for the hair, it is often used to impart fuller, more luxurious hair and encourage growth. Ylang-ylang is a general tonic to the entire body.
The emotional hallmark of ylang-ylang is a gentle euphoria which can be used during all phases of life to uplift emotions and soothe body and mind. It helps calm over-excited states and can be used to support grounding and stabilization during experiences of fear and upset.
Ylang-ylang beautifully raises the spirit, relaxes mind and body, opens the heart, and enhances euphoric sensual moods. It inspires creativity, boosts self-esteem, and promotes peace, joy, and inner trust. Ylang-ylang is an oil that belongs in everyone’s aromatherapy collection and it is a true treasure from the world of flowers.
Complete Ylang-ylang Essential Oil Profile
“Complete” means a compounding of all stages of distillation for a full aromatic and therapeutic spectrum prized by aromatherapists.
Ylang-ylang oils are distilled in stages. The first part of the oil distilled is termed “extra”, or “superior”. It exhibits the most sweetness in the form of esters and is used primarily in perfume blending. Subsequent stages are labelled “1st”, “2nd” and “3rd”. For therapeutic use, aromatherapists often prefer to use ylang-ylang “complete”, which means that all stages of distillation are combined to produce a balanced, less sweet essential oil that has the fullest complement of therapeutic compounds.
The wild ylang-ylang tree has little to no scent. To obtain the divinely sweet scent of the flower of flowers, it must be constantly pruned and maintained. Like jasmine grandiflorum and rose essential oils, ylang-ylang blossoms must be harvested in the early morning hours and immediately distilled for maximum aromatic benefit.
How to Use Complete Ylang-ylang Essential Oil
- Keep a bottle of our ylang ylang pulse point and throughout the day apply to your wrists, tub together until you feel a slight warmth building, pause, and take a few deep breaths to calm and relax. You can keep a bottle by your entry hall to inhale as you come home to transform the busy energy of the day into a calm, uplifted state.
- Add several drops of ylang-ylang to 1Tbsp of milk and then add to bath water for a calming and sensual aromatic bath experience.
Ylang-ylang is classed as non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing, however excessive use has been reported to lead to headaches and nausea.