Ylang Ylang is used to balance hormones and uplift the mood. It’s therapeutic benefits also promote healthy skin and hair. Although it is most commonly known for its sweet and tropical aroma. Steam distilled from the flowers of the plant, Ylang Ylang promotes emotional balance and helps support cardiovascular and hormonal systems.
In France, Ylang Ylang was used for hair loss, insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, depression, diabetes, etc. It has also been used to treat bug bites, colic, indigestion, and stomach aches.
When diffused, this oil influences relationships and sexual energy. It may also stimulate adrenal glands and does calm, relax, and help to alleviate anger. Ylang Ylang can be taken internally in capsules, diluted in 1 tsp honey or in 4 oz of beverage. It can be applied topically directly to area of concern or to reflex points. When applied directly over the thymus, it helps to stimulate the immune system. Dilution is not necessary, but repetition can cause contact sensitization.
Blended with other oils, Ylang Ylang acts as a modifier that creates harmony when blended. Recommended oils to blend are Lemon, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Geranium, Vetiver, Grapefruit, and Marjoram.