Ylang Ylang is a medium sized tree with large yellow flowers. The essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of the flowers.
ESSENCE: Passionate and seductive. Ylang Ylang is a middle note and is considered to be a relaxing oil.
EFFECTS: Most famously known as an aphrodisiac, unleashing the passion and desires within. It would be most effective on those who lack self-confidence or who hide their femininity. Ylang Ylang is a charismatic personality and flourishes in a group or audience.
THERAPY: Ylang ylang essential oil works extremely well for treating extreme mood swings associated with PMS (premenstrual syndrome). Added to skin care blends, it has a softening and balancing effect. It is recommended in hair care to treat split ends and may be used in a base shampoo or conditioner. Ylang Ylang oil has a balancing action on sebum production and is recommended for dry or oily skin.
PRECAUTIONS: Ylang Ylang has a very powerful scent and should be used in low (1%) dilutions. Too much may provoke headaches. Use with caution during pregnancy.
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