February Essential Oil: Ylang Ylang
Botanical Name: Cananga odorata var. geniuna
Aroma: Sweet, floral, rich, herbaceous undertones
Ylang Ylang is an evergreen tree native to Asia, specifically the Philippines. The tree can grow to a height of about 80 – 100 feet and has glossy leaves and large yellow fragrant flowers that are harvested before sunrise to retain their essential oil. Approximately 135 pounds of the blossoms or flowers are needed to make 1 quart of essential oil.
These Ylang Ylang blossoms are considered a very special wedding gift in Indonesia. Freshly picked blossoms, with their sweet fragrance, are strewn on the newlywed’s bed for their wedding night. The soft scent is believed to enhance erotic moods and intensify emotions!
Ylang Ylang also has a relaxing effect, easing stress and making it a useful antidepressant.
Below is a list of some of the therapeutic properties of Ylang Ylang essential oil:
Uplifts your mood
Reduces stress & tension
Promotes a restful sleep
Lowers blood pressure
Lessens pain, and loosens tight muscles
Soothes inflamed skin; making it great for sunburns
Calming and relaxing
Is antiseptic; calmative; relaxant; sedative; anti-depressant; aphrodisiac; and a disinfectant.
February Love Blend Recipe:
3 drops of Ylang Ylang
2 drops of Jasmine
2 drops of Rose Absolute
2 drops of Patchouli
Mix the above with 2 tablespoons of Jojoba or fractionated Coconut oil and use a couple of drops in your bath. You can also put 2-3 drops of the mixture in your diffuser for a unique and erotic scent.
This mixture can also be used as a body perfume and/or moisturizer.
If you have any questions, regarding how to use Ylang Ylang essential oil or any other essential oils, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Check out my online store for specially crafted essential oil blends and more.
*Safety Note: Always, always, consult with a doctor before using essential oils, especially if you’re pregnant, or using oils for your children. It’s also a good idea to check with your veterinarian before using oils on your pets too. Essential oils are safe, natural alternatives; however, we are not doctors and it’s just good practice to consult with your trusted medical professionals before trying or adding new things into your environment.
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