The Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) tree has flowers which are plucked and processed for their oil. To get benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil it must be extracted from the flowers of this tree by steam distillation. It is interesting to note that the flowers must be plucked early in the morning to get the best oil. And the first extraction has the best oil also. This tree is found in parts of Asia and the South Pacific such as Indonesia, Java, Sumatra, the Philippines, Polynesia, and Comoro.
The composition of the oil has several components of which Sesquiterpenes form the important medicinal part of the oil. This is where the fragrance of the oil comes from.
The extracted benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil are as it used in perfumes and in aromatherapy.
It also has medicinal value that can help with many problems in your daily life.
- Balance out your hormones
- Get healthy skin and hair
- Soothing affect and also a mood alleviator
Reduce sad and anxious feelings
The most well known of all the benefits of this oil, is the way it can improve your mood. Your body and mind relax, and anxiety and stress are driven away. It is supposed to even lift your mood to the level that it gives you joy and hope. People who have had a nervous breakdown have been advised to consider Ylang Ylang Essential Oil to decrease mood swings. If you have had an accident and become depressed as a consequence, use this oil to raise your mood.
It may help lessen the effects of Seborrhea, which is Eczema, due to improper function of the sebaceous glands. There is a problem in sebum secretion and so epidermal cells in hair follicles are affected. The resulting dryness can cause flaking and peeling of the skin in the affected area. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is very helpful for maintaining healthy skin. Applying the oil on the affected area will give relief.
In wounds, burns or cuts, antiseptics can inhibit the growth of bacteria or germs that cause septic infections. The recovery process may be faster with the application of a strong antiseptic.
The Ylang Ylang Essential Oil may help those who have low to no sex drive. In the busy stressed life we lead, many times sexual interests wane. Use Ylang Ylang to rediscover your romance and interest in life.
Calming effect of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
The oil will calm your mind and reduce anxiety feelings. After a busy day when you are stressed, Ylang Ylang can have a positive effect on your nerves and restlessness.
Caution: Use the oil in recommended amounts only. Using excess can cause nausea, headaches, and skin irritation.