Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- Botany: Ylang Ylang is a perennial tropical aromatic tree native to Malaysia and Indonesia. It is also found it the Reunion Islands, Comoros, and Madagascar. It belongs to the Annonaceae botanical family. Ylang Ylang oil is extracted by steam distilling the flowers found on the tropical ylang ylang tree. Ylang Ylang is a fractional distillation with variations in types of Ylang Ylang - Extra, Complete and denoted by numerical values 1, 2, and 3 representing the fraction of the distillation.
- Scent Profile: Mid to base note with an exotic, sensual deep floral aroma.
- Supports the circulatory system during times of stress
- Soothes anxious feelings, stress, and being overwhelmed
- Powerful aphrodisiac, helps boost libido, helps with impotence.
- helps to increase progesterone production as well as testosterone production.
- Supports menstrual cycle and PMS symptom relief
- Pregnancy: helps with healthy circulation, depression, anxiety, and stress.
- Supports oily, combination, and mature skin. Also soothes the scalp
- Uplifting and euphoric when feeling stressed, depressed, and anxious
- Supports the Heart chakra associated with love, relationships, transformation, and integration.
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Cardamom, Cinnamon Leaf, Clary Sage, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Mandarin, Orange, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Spikenard, and Tangerine.
- Moderate risk of skin sensitization
- Avoid using on hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin, and for children under 2 years old.
Products Using Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.