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4 Ways to Use Ylang Ylang Oil for Health, Beauty & Wellness!

by Janice FERGUSON on Apr 03, 2022

4 Ways to Use Ylang Ylang Oil for Health, Beauty & Wellness!

Ylang ylang is a beautifully fragrant essential oil to keep in your kit. With a rich, floral aroma, this popular oil has a multitude of uses in aromatherapy.

From relieving stress to thickening your hair and even boosting your libido, keep reading for 4 ways to use Ylang ylang oil for health, beauty and wellness below!

What is Ylang Ylang oil?

Ylang ylang is a yellow, star-shaped flower, native to countries surrounding the Indian Ocean (including India, Malaysia, Indonesia and parts of Australia). This tropical flower grows on the Cananga tree and has a fruity, flowery scent with hints of jasmine, honey and spice.

The best ways to use Ylang Ylang oil

Ylang ylang oil can be used in your essential oil diffuser, or applied topically to your skin after mixing with a carrier oil like coconut, almond or jojoba. When using a new essential oil for the first time, we always recommend doing a patch test and waiting 24 hours.

Ylang ylang oil has a number of unique properties that make it suited for health, beauty and wellness. Try some of these remedies for yourself:

Ylang Ylang oil to relieve stress and anxiety

Ylang ylang oil is thought to have a relaxing effect when inhaled. This fragrant oil has been shown to reduce anxious feelings and even boost your mood and self-esteem! 

Try diffusing a few drops of Ylang ylang oil in your essential oil diffuser, or creating a calming roller blend that you can pop in your handbag.

Ylang Ylang oil as a thickening hair treatment

Ylang ylang oil can also be a great tool to help you achieve thick, luscious hair. You can create your own conditioning treatment using Ylang ylang oil and use it once a week to promote hair growth.

Simply combine 10 drops of Ylang ylang oil with 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and massage into damp (not wet) hair including your scalp. Wrap your hair in a towel and leave the treatment for 30-60 minutes before washing your hair as usual.

Ylang Ylang oil to nourish your skin

Ylang ylang oil is also thought to hold anti-ageing properties for your skin. You can create your own simple anti-wrinkle treatment by adding a couple of drops of Ylang ylang oil to a teaspoon of jojoba oil. Massage gently into your face and chest before bed after cleansing and toning. 

Ylang Ylang oil to boost your libido

One of the most popular uses of Ylang ylang oil is actually to boost your libido! This versatile oil is highly valued in Asia for its aphrodisiac effects, thought to balance both female and male energies. Simply add a spritz of Ylang ylang oil to your pillowcase or massage a few drops into your pulse points and the soles of your feet before bed.

Where to buy Ylang Ylang oil

We have a wide range of essential oils including Ylang ylang oil available online right here at Inspire Me Naturally! We stock only the highest quality oils, along with a range of diffusers and essential oil accessories.