Ylang ylang essential oil is derived from the petals of a large tropical tree. The name of the tree actually means ‘flower of flowers’ and it was named because of its incredible sweet floral aroma. The Ylang Ylang flower has been used for centuries in perfumes, religious ceremonies, aromatherapy, and wedding events, and the essential oil produced from this blossom is just as versatile.
One of the best beauty benefits of ylang ylang essential oil is its sebum balancing properties. Sebum refers to the natural oils produced by our skin, and cause havoc if not in sync. Ylang ylang oil has a powerful regulating effect that helps correct overly oily as well as very dry skin types. This makes it perfect for clearing up acne. Its sebum balancing properties help reduce excess sebum production which is common in causing blemishes and infections. Furthermore, its antiseptic and anti-imflammatory properties help disinfect and speed up healing of acne wounds and prevent bacteria spreading, as well as being perfect for irritated skin.
It has a high concentration of antioxidants, essential to fight off free radicals that are responsible for premature ageing, fine lines and wrinkles. This will give the skin a firmer, fresher look, and increase brightness and radiance.
Find it in our Soothe Creme, which has rich emollients and botanical extracts that deeply moisturises, nurtures and hydrates skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and youthful. High levels of naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids help to prevent free radical damage from exposure to sun, stress and pollution.
Also in our Hair & Scalp Elixir, which restores hair’s hydration and moisture to soften and restore natural shine, conditions and strengthens dry brittle hair. It forms a barrier to prevent moisture loss and protect against free radical damage and rejuvenates scalp condition to stimulate strong, healthy hair growth. Anti-inflammatory properties to help heal scalp conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dandruff.
You can also find it in our Hand and Body Wash, which leaves your skin feeling soft and dewy by gently exfoliating dead skin cells and clearing pores of debris while maintaining moisture and oil balance within the skin. Reduces fine lines, wrinkles hyperpigmentation and increases elastin and collagen synthesis to promote an even, bright, firm, supple youthful skin. Increases blood circulation and skin rejuvenation to shed dead skin cells and promote healthy skin cell growth.
Ylang ylang oil is well known as an anti-depressant. This oil helps in fighting depression as it will relax your body and mind. It successfully removes anxiety and chronic stress and gives you a sense of relief from fear, shock, and panic. Perfect to relax to after a busy day, or incorporate for a stress-free weekend.
In a study conducted in Thailand, ylang ylang oil was found to be helpful in treating depression and stress in humans. In another Malaysian study, volunteers who had sniffed ylang ylang oil were reported to experience a relaxing effect. Another Thailand study had proven its harmonizing effect on humans upon inhalation.
Ylang ylang oil is a great brain health booster. It takes good care of the nervous system and strengthens it. Furthermore, it will reduce stress and soothe your nerves, making it a wonderfully calming additive for aromatherapy.
Find it in our Chakra Balance Roll-On, an aromatic, energy imbued™ synergy of 20 Pure and Certified Organic essential oils. Chakras absorb and filter the energy we give and receive from our interactions with the world. They can become imbalanced through stress, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, exposure to toxicity, stagnation or a myriad of internal and external factors. An imbalance can result in disturbed physical, emotional and spiritual symptoms. By regularly restoring Chakras to a balanced state we contribute significantly to our overall wellbeing. Chakras are key energy centres interconnecting our physical and spiritual bodies. Synthesis Chakra balance takes you on a restorative journey, from which you emerge with a greater connection to your inner wisdom. Also get it in our Chakra Balance Essential Oil Blend.