Ylang ylang oil is extracted from the flowers of the ylang ylang tree, Cananga odorata, which is native to Indonesia, but now found in many Asian and South Pacific rainforests. Ylang ylang oil has a very pleasing and delicate fragrance, making it popular in aromatherapy treatments, perfumes, skincare products and air fresheners. The fragrance helps to fight depression and anxiety, while promoting relaxation and better sleep. Ylang ylang oil is also well known for its aphrodisiac qualities, activating feelings of romance and libido.
There are many other ylang ylang oil benefits, such as healing wounds and fighting infections due to its antiseptic properties. Ylang ylang oil is also known to lower blood pressure. Another use of ylang ylang oil is moisturizing and regulating the skin’s oil balance (see tips and home remedies for oily skin). Using ylang ylang oil for hair can thus give you a healthy scalp, as well as shiny, tangle-free locks. See the infographic below for more benefits of ylang ylang oil. Always remember to use essential oils with a proper dilution as pure essentials oils are highly concentrated.
So go ahead, use ylang ylang oil for your hair and skin care and for your relaxation. If your agenda is to grow your hair faster, check out these hair growth tips that use natural and home remedies. Home remedies are great for the skin too, so learn about and make some of these awesome moisturisers for your skin type at home.