Ylang Ylang Benefits
Lang Lang Oil? Ylang Ylang oil? This amazing essential oil may be spelled a little interestingly, but it's pronounced ‘ee-lang ee-lang’. Ylang Ylang oil is extracted from the tropical flower of Ylang trees found mainly in Asia, in countries like The Philippines and Indonesia. Ylang Ylang oil has both medicinal and beauty benefits, and it’s a popular ingredient in home remedies in many Asian cultures.
But, not only is it useful, it also has a beautiful scent – Ylang Ylang means “flower of flowers”, due to its sweet, floral aroma! In fact, the famous Chanel No. 5 uses it in their perfume!
The scientific name for Ylang Ylang is Cananga Odorata, and as with many other essential oils, Ylang Ylang has a plethora of skin, hair and health benefits.
That’s why we’ve included Ylang Ylang in our Microstem Hair Thickening Mask formula! You can find it in various other beauty and health brand's products, and we want you to understand why we, and a lot of others, love Ylang Ylang oil...
1. Ylang Ylang Benefits: Can Support Your Health
There are a few essential oils which can support your heart health well, and Ylang Ylang is one of the best. It’s well known for encouraging blood flow and fighting inflammation, which keeps the blood moving around the body. A good circulatory system benefits the whole body, not just the heart. If blood isn’t pumping around, it can’t reach organs and glands, which can affect everything - your liver, your feet, your hair - anything.
Blood pressure and irregular heartbeats (heart arrhythmia) can also be improved by using this essential oil. High blood pressure can be dangerous, leading to heart attacks or heart failures, as well as putting you at risk of kidney disease or stroke. You can apply Ylang Ylang topically to the area over the heart, or ingest it as a supplement.
2. Ylang Ylang Benefits: Can Boost Your Mood
Ylang Ylang, along with other essential oils, is said to be a stress reliever. It’s used in diffusers, for the pleasant smell, but also for its calming effects. Inhaling Ylang Ylang can have a quick and effective impact on your mood because it’s able to directly reach the olfactory system of the brain (the part that forms the sense of smell). Studies show that Ylang Ylang can relieve feelings of stress, anxiety, and anger, and is said to act as an effective tool in relieving depression in humans [i].
This oil also has the power to reduce hypertension, due to its sedative effects. Many people like to use the oil just before bed, for a better night’s sleep – for those who suffer from insomnia, it’s a good natural alternative to drugs. With a cotton pad, rub some Ylang Ylang oil onto your chest or neck before going to bed.
3. Ylang Ylang Benefits: Can Heal The Skin
The Ylang Ylang essential oil benefits for skin are pretty sweet! Among Ylang Ylang’s many skills, it’s got the ability to heal minor wounds and reduce the appearance of scars. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce the inflammation of cuts and abrasions, encouraging faster healing. As it does with your mood, Ylang Ylang can act as a painkiller for physical pains as well! Apply it carefully to the painful areas for a natural pain remedy.
Any open wound comes with a risk of sepsis or tetanus if it becomes infected*. Fortunately, Ylang Ylang also acts as an antiseptic! Using the oil on open wounds can help to minimize those dangers naturally, by inhibiting microbial growth of infectious bacteria or fungus.
*Don't rely on Ylang Ylang Oil as a cure here though. If you have a cut or open wound and develop a high temperature (fever) or very low body temperature, that include chills and shivering, a fast heartbeat or fast breathing and/or jaw cramping, muscle spasms/jerking, trouble swallowing and/or a headache get to a hospital ASAP as these are all symptoms of sepsis and tetanus and will need urgent attention.
4. Ylang Ylang Benefits: Can Help Promote Younger Looking Skin
Not only do Ylang Ylang essential oil benefits for skin include helping heal wounds and cuts, but it can also support in improving the appearance of damaged or aging skin, and slow the onset of fine lines and wrinkles.
It’s a popular ingredient in products that aim to make skin look younger! The reason it is so effective in giving a youthful glow is that it boosts blood circulation, which can brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes!
5. Ylang Ylang For Hair: Can Nourish Your Hair
Now for our favorite of the 6 Ylang Ylang benefits! Ylang Ylang for hair!
Ylang Ylang oil works wonders for the hair, for a number of reasons! The first is that it gives hair a shiny, healthy appearance, especially when it’s combined with other essential oils, such as Coconut or Argan oil, or when its added to your normal hair care products.
Historically, Ylang Ylang has been used all genders across the ages to boost hair growth. The same way it can help skin glow by improving blood circulation, the oxygen from the blood flow will also encourage healthy hair growth by fuelling the needed nutrients to the scalp and hair follicles.
Ylang Ylang is an amazing ingredient found in products that helps hair to grow and maintain a good condition, which is why we chose to use it in our new Microstem Hair Thickening Mask.
Using the Microstem Hair Thickening Mask weekly can speed up your hair’s growth whilst also promoting the reparation of damaged hair.
If you have dry, thinning, or damaged hair, this mask promises to revitalize your lackluster locks! Try it today...
6. Ylang Ylang Benefits: Can Enhance Your Relationships
Relationships with friends and family, as well as partners, suffer when there is stress involved. As a de-stressor, using Ylang Ylang oil can benefit your relationships, by helping you feel more connected to others.
As an added bonus, Ylang Ylang is known to also be a natural remedy for impotence, because Ylang Ylang oil can increase the libido of all genders. Inhaling Ylang Ylang or applying some topically to your neck or wrists can help you, and those close enough to smell you, feel more relaxed.... Or act as an aphrodisiac... you know, in certain situations...
Final Thoughts On Ylang Ylang Oil...
Ylang Ylang is a powerful and natural essential oil used to benefit your body and your life, which is why we love it here at Cel and wanted you to know just how great it is too!
Our Microstem Hair Thickening Mask uses it so that your hair can be rejuvenated, revived and replenished as well as giving it a nice shine, and to help it to grow into the luscious locks we all thrive to have!
But, you can also purchase Ylang Ylang by itself, so you can add it to your body lotion, or use as a perfume or add it to a diffuser for the beautiful smell and calming effect.
Read Our Complete Guide To Essential Oils And Your Hair here.