Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang ylang is often thought of as only a nice-smelling oil, the physical and emotional support ylang ylang can offer is much more than just a room deodorizer. It's said to work with the cardiovascular, endocrine, and hormonal systems, as well as supporting emotional and spiritual balance.
It helps to balance hormones and promotes healthy skin and hair. It also has a calming effect and lifts mood.
Precautions of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.
Commonly Uses of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- Put Ylang Ylang into an Epsom Salt bath for relaxation.
- Refresh your skin with an aromatherapy steam facial using Ylang Ylang essential oil.
- Put on your wrists for a sweet and floral perfume.
- Add Ylang Ylang to fractionated coconut oil for a deep hair conditioner
- Massage into the shoulders or back, apply to the feet, or use aromatically to promote peace. (I've even tried tossing it at the heads of cranky people, but that didn't go over well.)
- For emotional balance, I find that ylang ylang oil is best used either over the heart or aromatically (even inhaled directly from the bottle).