Ylang Ylang essential oil is distilled in stages from the fragrant flowers of the Ylang Ylang plant, which grows in Madagascar. Each stage of distillation produces a distinct essential oil, with a unique aroma, chemical profile, and therapeutic benefits.
As its name suggests, Ylang Ylang Complete essential oil is a full, uninterrupted distillation. As a result, it has the complete and most representative collection of Ylang Ylang compounds.
Compared to other Ylang Ylang distillations, Ylang Ylang Complete contains higher amounts of the sesquiterpene Germacrene D, a compound that’s been studied for its antibacterial and cancer-protective actions. Also, the aroma of Ylang Ylang Complete is softer and more relaxing than that of Ylang Ylang extra, the other popular distillation of Ylang Ylang used in aromatherapy.
Specific Benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil as follows:
Relaxing and uplifting. The mysterious and slightly sweet aroma of Ylang Ylang complete essential oil is well-known for its ability to relax the mind and the body, to promote positive emotions, and to relieve tension, stress, and anxiety.
Natural aphrodisiac. Ylang Ylang complete oil is a natural aphrodisiac as it enhances sexual desire, frees the mind from inhibitions, and increases sensations of joy and pleasure.
Skincare and hair care. Ylang Ylang essential oil can be used diluted on the scalp to encourage hair growth. It is also effective in regulating sebum production, making it a good choice for oily or acne-prone skin.
Properties: Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Cell Proliferant, Disinfectant, Expectorant, Nervine, Sedative, Vulnerary
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aroma: Intensely Sweet, Soft, Floral, Woody
Recipes We Love:
Sensuous massage oil:
1 oz. Meadowfoam Seed Oil
6 drops Rose Otto Essential Oil
4 drops Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil
Simply blend the oils together and use as an aromatic, sensuous massage oil over the entire body.
Aphrodisiac Natural Perfume:
5ml (1tsp) Rose Hip Seed Oil
15 drops Damiana Essential Oil
10 drops Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil
10 drops Rose Otto Essential Oil
35 drops Vetiver Essential Oil
30 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
Mix the oils together and apply to your wrists, neck, or any other part of your body for a mysterious and scintillating natural fragrance.
Relaxing Scented Bath Mix:
10 drops Jasmine Essential Oil Blend
2 drops Agarwood Essential Oil
5 drops Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil
Mix the essential oils with the jasmine essential oil blend before adding to the bathwater to make sure the essential oils dilute properly.