Benefits of Ylang Ylang essential oil illustrated character Langs yellow and red by MRBBABY

Benefits of Ylang Ylang essential oil are well documented in Indonesian culture. This mature, floral scent is a natural aphrodisiac and a multifaceted oil that can be incorporated into skincare and hair conditioning treatments. Vellum’s Ylang Ylang oil is steam distilled from freshly picked flowers in Indonesia.

Check out the different benefits of Ylang Ylang below:

SEX

Wondering where your sex drive went? The daily stressors we face have an impact on all facets of our mind and body and that includes the libido. This oil is an aphrodisiac which lessens sexual anxiety, and sends signals to your brain to produce more testosterone or estrogen which gets things flowing. There’s an important reason why Indonesians spread Ylang Ylang petals on the beds of newlyweds – it’s because this oil lowers inhibition and increases sexual desire.

SLEEP

Ylang Ylang is a sedative which is a key factor in its ability to help with restlessness, insomnia and, poor sleep quality. To drift off into a peaceful sleep, simply pour a few drops of this oil into a diffuser or mix into a base oil and then apply to your chest and neck and feel this oil soothe you into slumber.

ENERGY

Ylang Ylang and all other essential oils send different signals to the brain’s olfactory system. This oil is upbeat but still a sedative which sends positive signals that release feelings of anger and frustration and replace them with feelings of joy, energy and general positivity. Ylang Ylang essential oil has also been shown to improve cognition and processing speed in the brain.

SKIN + HAIR  

Ylang Ylang is a multifaceted oil that can do so many things for the body. It’s a great tool for removing clogged pores and improving acne and oily skin. This is because Ylang Ylang balances sebum production in the skin. Dilute a few drops into a base oil and rub into affected areas. This oil will lessen the oil in oily skin and add oil to dry skin. Ylang Ylang is all about balancing and protecting the moisture in your skin. This oil is anti-microbial so it also helps with redness and pigmentation.

Ylang Ylang has benefits for the hair and acts as a natural conditioner while balancing oil production in the scalp. This means less dandruff and itchiness in the scalp.

Try a hair treatment: mix a few drops into a base oil and vigorously massage into hair, paying attention to the scalp so you can stimulate the hair follicles and encourage growth.

Ylang Ylang has been traditionally used as an insect repellant in Indonesia for many years. This oil is particularly effective for mosquitos but can also treat bites and kill off any eggs that may remain. Be sure to dilute a few drops into a base oil and rub all over your body before heading into the wilderness.

PAIN + IMMUNE 

This oil is a gentle alternative to harsher herbaceous oils like Eucalyptus, it’s a great remedy for the flu and flu symptoms like fever, cough, and inflamed joints. For some relief, diffuse this oil and inhale its aroma or blend a few drops into a base oil and rub into the chest and neck.