Ylang Ylang Oil

Ylang Ylang oil is one of the scents 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 nightime hours.

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

Benefits of Ylang Ylang Oil:

  • Sedative - Calming, often reduces heart rate and blood pressure
  • Anti-depressant - helps promote positive moods
  • Eases muscle pain ans tension
  • Anti-septic - disinfects wounds
  • Anti Seborrhoeic - Eases inflammation in common skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis
  • Helps promote healthy, strong hair
  • Eases the pain of PMS
  • Eases the pain of sciatica, TMJ, neck pain, and back pain when mixed with a carrier oil for application
  • Natural aphrodisiac- increases libido
  • Stimulates immune system
  • Encourages peaceful sleep when used in a diffuser at night
  • Great to use in bath water
  • 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 add to 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 an organic essential oil, and essential oils do not come any purer than doTERRA.

DoTERRA has been a very popular organic skin care provider for many years, but is now establishing a strong business following in the United States.

 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.

For more information about thsi oil, please visit: http://www.diy-stress-relief.com/ylang-ylang.html

Ylang ylang, scientific name Oz  Cananga Odorata, is steam distilled from the leaves of the flower of the ylang ylang tree, and often takes 14-15 hours to distill.

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