Ylang Ylang Complete essential oil has a rich history in perfumery dating back thousands of years. In Indonesia it was even sprinkled on the beds of newlyweds to encourage sensuality. Traditional medical uses included curing fever, soothing insect bites, and nourishing the skin. Despite its incredible popularity, Ylang Ylang did not become widely cultivated until the very end of the 19th century in Reunion, Madagascar and the Comoros Islands.
The plant is a large tropical evergreen that can grow as tall as 100 ft. with drooping branches and yellow flowers with long petals. The aroma of this tree is so powerful that the scent of Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil can be noticed from more than 30 feet away! Though the tree is native to Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, it is now commonly cultivated in Polynesia and the Comoros Islands as well. In order to extract the Complete essential oil, the freshly picked flowers of the tree are placed through water or steam distillation.
As a result of distillation, Ylang Ylang Complete essential oil is a pale yellow with an intensely sweet, soft, and floral aroma that many consider to be intoxicating and stimulating. In addition to its highly sought after application in perfume, this oil offers a number of therapeutic properties including as an antidepressant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, nervine, and sedative substance.
Emotionally, Ylang Ylang enhances mood by positively influencing the olfactory system of the brain. This makes it popular as a natural depression remedy to release negative emotions. Acting as a mild sedative, it can also support a good night’s sleep and limit stress by lowering blood pressure and heartbeat. A blend of 2 drops Ylang Ylang and 2 drops Frankincense oil can easily relieve tension for complete relaxation.
Physically, Ylang Ylang is best known for its role as an impotency fighter by boosting libido in both men and women. This oil can also support a healthy circulatory system by improving blood flow and fighting inflammation. When blended with Clary Sage and Lavender, it makes a powerful heart health booster. It’s even valuable for the hair to improve health and shine while preventing hair loss.