The ultra-sweet, floral, rich and exotic scent of ylang-ylang will make you swoon! This oil is especially liked by sensual, passionate people bursting with the joy of life and very much needed for those who lack these qualities! The name of the plant, which originates from tropic lands (Philippines, Indonesia, Tahiti, Madagascar) is translated as “flower of flowers”, and the essential oil itself in those countries is used as a natural remedy to treat fever and infections. Even to this day ylang-ylang flowers are soaked in coconut oil and local women protect their hair from sea salt water with this hair pomade. In tropical islands, the bedroom of newlyweds is usually decorated with cananga tree flowers, as the scent of ylang-ylang is believed to be a powerful aphrodisiac (to cause an increase of sexual desire, passion). The essential oil of ylang-ylang has been widely used in perfumery since the 19th century, and the most famous perfume masterpiece CHANEL no. 5 contains this magical essential oil!
Interesting fact: aromatherapists call the essential oil of ylang-ylang “a jasmine for the poor”, because these two essential oils have similar properties but jasmine is much more expensive compared to ylang-ylang! Experienced perfumers know that if they want to enhance the jasmine note in perfumes, it is necessary to add a few drops of ylang-ylang essential oil as it raises all notes of jasmine to the top.
Like any other floral scents, ylang-ylang instantly changes our state of mind: improves mood, awakens the joy and enthusiasm of life, strengthens self-esteem, and activates sensuality and creativity. Floral scents in aromatherapy are attributed to hedonistic scents – they create the mood of happiness, luxury and comfort. Floral scents stimulate sensuality, and sexuality as a natural reaction of a healthy body that has excess energy. Therefore, this group of fragrances is often called aphrodisiacs and it is associated with the Goddess of love, creativity and eroticism Aphrodite. Ylang-ylang is widely used in aromatherapy as a natural antidepressant, and sexual potency enhancer.
Ylang-ylang belongs to the group of soothing and balancing essential oils. One of the most valuable property of ylang-ylang is that it lowers high blood pressure, tachycardia, slows breathing, and in literature it is described as especially suitable for choleric, hysterical personalities, as well after a shock, fright and high stress. Nevertheless, ylang-ylang is highly recommended for mothers, especially those that had a caesarean section – the gentle, feminine scent of fragrant cananga helps to calm down, and come back to oneself and this helps to connect with the baby.
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Please note, even if you love and adore ylang-ylang essential oil, remember to always apply one of the aromatherapy rules “less is always more”. Excessive use of ylang-ylang essential oil can cause dizziness, pain and nausea.
This tropical ylang-ylang essential oil comes all the way from Madagascar, and is bottled in the fragrant aromáma laboratory in Lithuania. Every single bottle is touched by our beautiful Goddesses’ hands.
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