Ylang ylang helps create a calming environment, moisturizes the skin, enhances the appearance of skin, and nourishes the hair and scalp. It also positively impacts the limbic system which is the emotional control system. It is also used as an aphrodisiac!
Great complimentary oils include sandalwood, lavender, bergamot, and vetiver.
Ylang ylang oil has a sweet, woody aroma and can be used topically for massage or diffused to create a warm, cozy environment .
Ylang ylang is a tropical tree with fragrant yellow flowers and green glossy leaves.
Name Information and Historical Uses:
The name Ylang-ylang comes from the Tagalog term ilang-ilang. Ilang means “wilderness”, referring to the tree’s natural habitat.
Traditionally, Ylang Ylang has been used as one oil in supporting ayaverdic vata and pitta balances, returning someone from frigidity, acne, dry skin, wrinkles and skin irritations to a state of health.
In magickal traditions, ylang ylang is believed to make its wearer desirable to the opposite sex and diminishes marital issues. It may help the wearer find a job, and if worn for an interview, make the wearer calmer and more confident.
As water elemental plant, some believed Ylang Ylang to have cooling properties. Water allows us to flow with the natural rythms of the world, following the easy ebb and flow of our lives as the water of a stream.