Ylang ylang is a body and mood-regulating oil with uplifting and sedative qualities.
BENEFITS Ylang ylang oil is an oil of passion, connection, and true emotion. An aphrodisiac, it opens us up to pleasure by easing tension, promoting self-confidence, and soothing the nervous system. Ylang ylang is a sedative and antidepressant that helps us release and unblock unhelpful emotions such as anger that keep us from feeling joy or sensuality.
Steam-distilled from ylang ylang flowers, the scent is an intense, heady floral. Ylang Ylang petals are strewn across the beds of newlyweds in Java, where it is also blended into oil to alleviate skin issues. It can be added to carrier oils such as jojoba or apricot kernel to soften and balance dry or oily skin types.
It helps us regulate mood swings associated with PMS, and is recommended to complement medications for palpitations and high blood pressure.