Ylang Ylang Oil Benefits

Ylang Ylang oil benefits include being one of the aromas that massage therapists use in their treatments to provide the best essential oil benefits ... relaxation and stress relief

With it's funny, spider-like shape, the flower that produces this oil is highly aromatic and known to provide dramatic effects on the nervous system, even relieving anger outbursts, anxiety, depression, and frustration.

Ylang Ylang trees grow primarily in Asia, and range from 60-65 feet tall.

Flowers are harvested only in the nighttime hours.

Although trees produce the flowers all year long, they are most abundant in the spring of the year.

Ylang Ylang Oil Benefits

  1. Sedative - Calming, often reduces heart rate and blood pressure
  2. Anti-depressant - helps promote positive moods
  3. Eases muscle pain and tension - easing pain
  4. Anti-septic - disinfects wounds
  5. Anti Seborrhoeic - Eases inflammation in common skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis
  6. Helps promote healthy, strong hair - by making follicles stronger
  7. Eases the pain of PMS - eases cramping pain
  8. Eases the pain of sciatica- mixed with a carrier oil for application
  9. Natural aphrodisiac- increases libido
  10. Stimulates immune system - helps fight attacks
  11. Encourages peaceful sleep when used in a diffuser at night
  12. Great to use in bath water - for deep relaxation
  13. Helps balance oil production - great for oily skin!

It blends well in a massage oil recipe to provide essential oil benefits for common ailments like headaches and low back pain.

Remember that essential oils are very concentrated and should never be used directly on the skin, always adding a carrier oil.


Although it is non-toxic and non-irritant, excessive amounts may cause sensitivity and nausea. This oil is a vegan product and for massage therapy you should add 2-3 drops of the essential oil to 3 tablespoons of carrier oil.

I always recommend organic essential oil, and essential oils do not come any purer than doTERRA.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil instantly eases tensions and stress, and allows relaxation of the mind, body, and spirit. When combined with a massage oil or cream, it provides a relaxing, calming scent.

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Named Oz Cananga Odorata, this oil is distilled from the leaves of the flower of the ylang ylang tree, and often takes 14-15 hours to distill to obtain the best ylang ylang oil benefits for relaxation and stress relief

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