8 Wonderful Uses for the Essential Oil of Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang essential oil is extracted from the flowers of a tropical tree native to Indonesia, the Commores, Madagascar and Reunion. Find out more about stop snoring mouthpiece from Positive Health Wellness – https://www.positivehealthwellness.com/ The flowers of Ylang Ylang are pink, yellow, cream or mauve with a strong, exotic and floral fragrance. The aroma earns Ylang Ylang the nickname of Poor Man’s Jasmine, as its scent is reminiscent of Jasmine. The name is derived from the Malay alang ilang referring to flowers which flutter in the breeze. Ylang Ylang is commonly used for romantic occasions; in Indonesia, the flowers of Ylang Ylang are spread on the newlyweds’ bed. In the Philippines, the flowers of Ylang Ylang were traditionally used to make a pomade to massage on the body; this helped to counter insect and snake bites and to avoid diseases throughout the rainy season. In the Molucca Islands, Ylang Ylang flowers are used to protect against infections, fevers and skin disease. Ylang Ylang was a traditional folk remedy for asthma, headaches, malaria, rheumatism and diarrhea. Here are 8 wonderful current uses for Ylang Ylang essential oil:

1.Anti Depressant

Ylang Ylang fights depression and relaxes the body and soul, thereby removing anxiety, sadness etc. It also has an uplifting effect on mood and induces feelings of joy and hope. It may be an effective treatment for those undergoing nervous breakdown and acute depression after a shock or accident.

2.Anti Seborrhoeic

Seborrhoeic Eczema is a dreaded disease which is caused due to malfunctioning of sebaceous glands resulting in irregular sebum production and consequent infection of the epidermal cells. It looks very ugly as the skin, colored white or pale yellow, dry or greasy, starts peeling off, particularly from the scalp, eyebrows and wherever there are hair follicles. Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil can be beneficial in curing this inflammatory situation and reduce peeling off of skin by regularizing sebum production and treating the infection.

3.Anti Septic

Wounds, cuts, abrasions and burns come with the potential of bacterial infection. The essential oil of Ylang Ylang might help us avoid both septic and tetanus as it inhibits microbial growth and disinfects the wounds. Using this oil increases your chances of remaining uninfected from these types of wounds, and helping them heal quicker.


High blood pressure is an alarmingly growing problem both among the young and the old. We all know that the drugs for lowering blood pressure bring serious adverse side effects on our health. This oil can be a safe refuge. It is natural and has no adverse side effects, if taken in prescribed quantities.


Ylang Ylang essential oil is a health booster for the nerves. It strengthens the nervous system and restores it from damages. It also reduces stress on the nerves and protects them. It can also help heal nervous disorders.


Do you suffer from stress, anger and anxiety? Consider using this essential oil to help with these issues.

7. Aphrodisiac

This can be a very beneficial oil for those people who are losing interest in sex due to tremendous work load, professional stress, worries and the effects of pollution. This loss is an alarmingly growing issue particularly in metropolitan areas.

8. Other Benefits

It is suggested that this oil can be used to cure infections in internal organs, such as stomach, intestines, colon urinary tract. It may also be beneficial for people suffering from insomnia, fatigue and other stress related factors. Plus, it is extremely effective in maintaining moisture and oil balance of the skin.

Few Words of Caution: Some cases of sensitivity, nausea and headache have been observed when taken in excess amount. Otherwise it is non-toxic and non-irritant.

An ointment or cream made with Ylang Ylang would be a great addition to your medicine cabinet for those who have small children who are always getting bruises, scrapes and minor injuries. Come talk to me and we can make up a blend for you.

Aromatherapy is becoming increasingly popular among those who are interested in alternative medicine. I have had great success using Ylang Ylang in a carrier oil for several clients who are suffering from depression and anxiety. I invite you to contact me to discuss ways in which Aromatherapy and essential oils can assist you to better health.

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