• HerbSpace
  • Sat,06 2021

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil – 3 surprising benefits of using this oil

Native to Moluccas (East of Indonesia), this flowering plant’s fragrance is at its peak in the night. Pronounced as “Ee-lang Ee-lang”, it takes its name from the Tagalog word “ilang”, meaning wilderness or “ilang-ilan”, meaning rare. Ylang ylang is sometimes translated as “flower of flowers”. According to a Philippine myth, a young girl, whom the gods named Ylang demanded that no one ever touch her. When she grew older, she fell madly in love with a young man. Ylang’s love was too strong and she eventually allowed herself to accept flowers from him, touching his fingers. This triggered a spell transforming her into a beautiful tree bearing an intoxicating flower - Ylang Ylang.

Ideal skincare in one oil

Renowned as “The flower of the Indian Ocean”, Ylang-Ylang essential oil is treasured in the perfume industry, forming an integral component of the Channel and Dior perfumes. It is equally cherished in the cosmetic industry.

Ylang Ylang essential Oil is famous for balancing and regulating oil production in the skin to prevent excessive dryness and oiliness. The anti-oxidants in this oil slows the look of ageing and enhances your natural glow. Clears acne and minimises blemishes and scars. The anti-bacterial properties of Ylang Ylang essential Oil make it a very effective skin cleanser. It is best-known as a healing powerhouse, stimulating the regenerative process of the epidermis, decreasing the appearance of wrinkles.

The anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties of Ylang-Ylang essential oil helps to heal cuts, scrapes, insect bites and other minor wounds and prevents infection from harmful bacteria, viruses, or fungi.

Get beautiful Hair effortlessly

Used as a hair pomade by the islanders of Molucca, Ylang-Ylang essential oil is the main ingredient of the Macassar Oil Paint. Ylang-Ylang essential oil is reputed to reduce hair loss by accelerating circulation, hydrating and conditioning the scalp and preventing any scalp infections or microbial growth, effectively riding you of lice and dandruff. Enhancing hair health, luster, and texture of strands while encouraging new growth, while giving it volume and thickness.

Manage your stress levels

Known as “The Perfume Tree”, your nerves love the fragrance of this Ylang-Ylang essential oil.

The anti-depressant properties of Ylang-Ylang essential oil reduces anxiety, depression, nervous tension, insomnia, high blood pressure, and palpitations. and harmful stress. The pleasant floral scent, which has been described as both delicate and powerful adds elevates the positive feelings of cheerfulness and optimism, significantly uplifting the mood.

The sedative and soothing properties of Ylang-Ylang essential oil helps calm the body and encourages faster onset of sleep. The hypotensive quality is believed to balance blood pressure levels, enhance circulation, and normalize the heart rate.