Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Healing With Ylang Ylang

Happy hump day everyone! Are you all ready for the holidays? It is getting pretty darn close!

Today's post is on healing with Ylang Ylang; the heady, exotic scent of Ylang Ylang is warming and intoxicating and it can have profound effects, both physically and emotionally.

Read on to learn more of this wonderful Oil...


Healing With Ylang Ylang

The intensely sweet floral aroma of Ylang Ylang is regarded as a symbol of love in the Orient, and its name originates from a Malayan word meaning "flower of flowers". Its petals are hand collected from high in this tropical tree and are then steam distilled to an exquisite flower oil.

Ylang Ylang is soothing and uplifting to the mind and emotions. It drives away anxiety and creates a sense of relaxed well-being, while dissipating anger and jealousy. It unlocks emotions, relaxes inhibitions and is a powerful aphrodisiac. Ylang Ylang has a soothing effect on the skin and makes a good facial oil.

The Ylang Ylang tree is native to both Indonesia and the Philippines, where it was first recognized as having medicinal qualities, and its oil used to treat malaria and fight infections. To make Ylang Ylang oil, the flower petals are steam distilled several times and the first run of the distillation process gives the highest quality "extra grade" essential oil, which contains much more Ester than oils from later runs and more healing power.

Active Ingredients Of Ylang Ylang Oil

Ylang Ylang is a relatively common and inexpensive oil that can be used in a variety of ways. Blended with carrier oil, it van be used as a perfume that is reputed to be an aphrodisiac. It can also be used as a bath or room oil.

Esters~Ylang Ylang oil is rich in sweet-smelling Esters, especially Benzyl Acetate, Methyl Bensoate and Geranyl Acetate. These Esters are the reason for Ylang Ylang oils' calming and sedative actions.

Sequisterpenes~Lower grade oils contain much higher concentrations of Sequisterpenes and as a result, lack the sedative properties of the higher quality oils.

Using Your Ylang Ylang Oil

Emotional Harmonizer

Boost Confidence & Self Esteem~Blend the following and use for an upper chest, neck and back massage:
  • 4 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops AllSpice
  • 3 drops Vanilla oil
  • 1 tbsp Grapeseed

During Yoga Or Pilates~Create an aura of calm and regulate breathing by adding the following in a vaporizer:
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 6 drops Grapefruit

During Periods of Frustration & Anger~Soothe these feelings with a relaxing bath containing:
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Rose
  • 4 drops Lavender

Stress Buster

Ease Anxiety~Blend the following for a grounding massage:
  • 2 tbsp Grapeseed
  • 2 drops Patchouli
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 5 drops Sweet Orange

Ease Panic Attacks~Blend the following and add to hanky for an inhalation to slow rapid breathing and calm palpitations:
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 4 drops Lavender

Sensual Oil

To Release Ylang Ylangs Fragrance~Add the following to your room vaporizer:
  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Bergamot

For A Romantic Mood~Use the following in a warm bath:
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 4 drops Rose
  • 1 drops Jasmine

For A Sensual Massage~Combine the following:
  • 4 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 4 drops Neroli
  • 3 drops Vetivert
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Almond

I hope you have enjoyed today's post!

Happy Holidays to you and yours

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