Ylang Ylang oil is a perfumery essential oil that many use to boost contentment and feel more snuggly and happy with themselves. Ylang ylang flowers are traditionally spread across the beds of newly married Indonesian couples. The flowers are also used in the Philippines as adornments of religious effigies. This oil can also be found in the alluring and popular perfume, Chanel No. 5. It has deep rubber and custard notes and overlays of jasmine and flowery neroli scents. This popular essential oil is known to be a mood booster and an aphrodisiac, so it is great to use in meditation and as a daily enhancement for love of self and love of others.
Using Ylang Ylang Essential Oil to Get Content And Snuggly:
-Apply 1 drop to each wrist, behind ears or anoint forehead.
-Mix 3-5 drops into warm avocado, olive or coconut oil. Massage 1-2 tablespoons of mixture directly onto the soles of your feet. Rub until it is fully absorbed into your skin. Do this in the morning, after showering or bathing and just before bed.
Mix 1-10 drops into running hot bathwater. Optionally, add 2 cups of Epsom salt. Allow salts to dissolve fully before bathing. Enjoy bath alone or with lover(s).
We would recommend using this oil sparingly at first because it can cause headaches for some people. Ylang-ylang oil engages the cardiovascular, endocrine, reproductive and digestive systems, and balances energy for heightened emotional and spiritual balance. A study conducted in 2010 showed that aromatherapy blend of lemon, lavender and ylang ylang essential oils could be effective in lowering the systolic blood pressure as well as sympathetic nerve system activity.
DIY Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang is extracted from the flowers of the Cananga odorata tree, native to the Philippines and Indonesia and thrives best in acidic soils. The flowers can be difficult to cultivate in other regions. If you do happen to be lucky enough to get your hands on some of the fresh flowers, the first thing you’ll need to know is that the process for distillation is very delicate and specific, and does require a distiller that is designed for essential oil extraction and anhydrous sodium sulfate to remove the traces of water from the distilled oil. It is an involved process that requires some commitment, but is a very fulfilling task.