Ancient fragrant medicine.
Aroma: Sweet and floral notes, with hints of jasmine, neroli, and a subtle fruity note.
A tropical native to countries surrounding the Indian Ocean such as India, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and parts of Australia. Ylang Ylang oil varies in intensity of their scent depending on the nature of steam distillation process.
Ylang ylang has a history of use as a traditional, herbal treatment for conditions such as stomach distress, rheumatism, gout, headache pneumonia. When dried, its flowers are used to treat malaria symptoms in countries throughout Asia.
Ylang Ylang has properties that reduce anxiety and boosted self-esteem when it was either applied to skin or inhaled. It has also been found to boost mood, reduce depression, lower blood pressure and decrease heart rate.
Ylang ylang contains linalool, a compound which has antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. It stimulates oil production in the skin and on the scalp.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
- Oil shows receptive dermal absorption suitable for remedial topical application while pursuing long term health benefits. Always mix with carrier oil for sensitive skin.
- Rub 2 to 4 drops directly to the skin and temples for uplifting mood and energy levels.
- Rub a few drops onto wrist or the nape of the neck as personal fragrance.
- Add a few drops with your hair conditioner for added moisture and lustre. You can also include it in DIY hair mask to nourish your hair and scalp.
- During facial routine, add one to two drops to facial mask or moisturiser for healthy-looking skin.
- Mix 15 to 20 drops of Ylang Ylang oil to 1 tablespoon Epsom salts to massage into your skin as exfoliant or facial wash.
- For facial steam, use 1 or 2 drops of Ylang Ylang oil in water.
- Add 10 to 15 drops in bathtub for therapeutic benefits
- Add 1-2 drops on your pillow and bedding for sleep support and fragrant relaxing mood.
- Use 5-6 drops in your diffuser for a peace inducing aroma.
- Add 1-2 drop in one litre of water.
- Add a drop to your green tea for a calming effect.
- Use 1-2 drops for a fragrant twist to ice creams, gelatos and cheesecakes.
- Essential oils are generally considered safe for topical and aromatic use when properly diluted with a carrier oil.
- Perform a patch test on your skin to ensure there are no adverse reactions.
- These natural essential oils are used primarily for their healing properties, their subtle aroma is a bonus, not the only pursuit.
- It will take some time for natural oils to start rewarding your skin.
- It is advisable to mix essential oil with carrier oils for sensitive skin.
- It is also recommended to avoid contact with eyes, ears and others sensitive parts of the body.
- Consult with your GP or healthcare professional before using it if you are pregnant, nursing, or have pre-existing medical conditions.