- Increase Libido
- Fights Depression
- Induce Relaxed Feeling
- Strengthens Nervous System
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Prevent Septic Infections
- Neutralizes Free Radicals
- Boost Sef Esteem
- Kills & Repels Insects
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga Odorata)
Ylang Ylang essential oil is extracted from the fresh flowers of the native Indonesian Cananga odorata tree. Ylang Ylang means “flower of flowers” and has been used for centuries across tropical areas of Asia including the Philippines, Indonesia and the Polynesian Islands. The flowers were and are still traditionally used in Indonesia to decorate the bed of newly married couples on their wedding night due to their uplifting and aphrodisiac qualities. Ylang Ylang is renowned for its mood enhancing, sedative, antidepressant, beautifying and aphrodisiac properties. It is beneficial for the immune system, cardiovascular system and endocrine system, relaxing the body while liberating the mind of negative emotions. A study found that inhalation of ylang ylang had a sedative effect, by significantly reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure rates as well as heart rate in healthy men. Ylang ylang contains linalool, a compound which has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been shown to be effective at reducing Candida albicans, a fungal infection. In many parts of the world, ylang ylang flowers are pounded into paste and used as an inhalant to treat asthma. When dried, ylang ylang flowers are used to treat malaria symptoms in countries throughout Asia. Ylang ylang is used as a folk remedy to increase sexual desire and reduce sexual anxiety.
Spiritual: Ylang Ylang helps to harmonize masculine and feminine energies and can help one integrate the healing elements of the Divine Feminine. Ylang Ylang is a very effective oil on the heart and throat chakras, as it instills insight and clear vision, allowing acceptance and faith to flow through the heart and mind. The oil provides relief from gripping to held beliefs and speaking only your Inner Truth. Through this, one is able to flow through high-tension situations with ease, harmony, and peace.
Chakras Affected: First Chakra. Root Chakra. Ylang Ylang assists in the 1st chakra by relieving feelings of depression, anxiety, and fear caused by feelings of isolation from others.
Second Chakra. Sacral Chakra. In the sacral chakra, ylang ylang assists with menstrual cramps. The oil is also one of the most effective aphrodisiacs, which assists with impotence or lack of sexual drive in the sacral chakra region.
Third Chakra. Solar Plexus Chakra. In the solar plexus chakra, ylang ylang helps release tension on the adrenal glands by lessening nervous tension.
Fourth Chakra. Heart Chakra. Ylang Ylang boosts the heart chakra by balancing love of self and others. Ylang Ylang also eases heartache and calms the circulatory system when there is tightness.
Fifth Chakra. Throat Chakra. Ylang Ylang helps support inner strength and fortitude, allowing opening of the throat chakra. Seventh Chakra. Crown Chakra. For the seventh chakra, Ylang Ylang serves as a high frequency oil, which quiets the mind and aids in meditiation.