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Ylang Ylang oil comes from the small flowers of a very tall tropical tree. It has an exotic sensual fragrance that is very nice, but can be a bit strong. I have learned to be careful to use ylang ylang oil sparingly. A little goes a long way in the fragrance department.
Ylang Ylang oil is popular in aromatherapy because it acts as a natural sedative for the nervous system to relieve anxiety and insomnia. This oil also provides numerous health benefits including normalizing blood pressure, helping your body detoxify, and promoting thick hair growth.
Everyday Uses For Ylang Ylang Oil:
RELAX by adding a few drops of ylang ylang to your bath water.
UNWIND by using a few drops of ylang ylang oil in your massage.
CALM yourself by using ylang ylang oil in a diffuser to instantly spread the molecules to your environment.
GROW YOUR HAIR ylang ylang oil can be used to promote thicker hair growth.
GET YOUR GROOVE ON! This oil helps elevate your mood and can be used as an aphrodisiac.
Ylang Ylang Recipes To Try:
LOVE POTION MIST
Make your own all-natural body mists to spritz your face (close your eyes), your hands and arms, your feet, or anywhere else to evoke the mood you desire. (recipe from Aura Cacia)
- 6 drops ylang ylang essential oil
- 5 drops rose absolute essential oil
- 1 drop clove bud essential oil
Add essential oils to a cup of water in a non-plastic mister. Essential oils float on water, so don’t forget to shake well before each use.
Ylang Ylang Natural Hair Conditioning Mask
This natural hair care recipe helps repair sun-damaged hair and split ends.
Mix 3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil with 4 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil. Massage into scalp and leave on for 30 minutes. Shampoo hair.
NOTE: Although it is classified as non-toxic, Ylang Ylang oil should never be applied directly to skin. Always dilute the ylang ylang oil with a carrier oil and do a skin patch test before using it all over your body. If your skin does not have an allergic reaction for 24 hours, it should be safe to use on your skin.
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