Ylang Ylang oil comes from the flowers of the ylang ylang tree. The tree produces mauve, yellow, and pink flowers, but the yellow are the most often used for the oil. Not surprisingly, the oil has a floral fragrance that is sweet and soft, but with just a slight tinge of spicy cream scent.
It is one of the most prized oils available and is used for medicinal purposes and in body care and makeup products. Ylang ylang is one of the pricier oils when you focus on quality, but it is well worth the extra price because it can accomplish so much.
The mood boosting properties of ylang ylang oil can also have an aphrodisiac effect. If a person’s sex drive is suffering because of anxiety and stress, using the oil creates a feeling of relaxation, while simultaneously boosting the libido.
In addition to its emotional benefits, ylang ylang oil is also an effective treatment for skin diseases. The oil calms the inflammation that accompanies disorders like eczema and it also helps by regulating sebum production. It can also be used as an antiseptic to treat cuts and burns.
Finally, ylang ylang oil can also be used to treat high blood pressure and as a sedative. It is important to work with a trained professional if you intend to use essential oils to treat medical problems related to blood pressure. Ylang ylang is considered a safe oil, but it must be used as intended and in the recommended dosage.