Ylang Ylang essential oil


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Cananga odorata (Lam.) Hook.f. & Thomson

Ylang-ylang is a small tropical tree with pink flowers, purple or yellow, which grows in the Philippines, Madagascar, Indonesia, Tahiti and the west coast of Africa. Ylang-ylang in the local dialect means "flower of flowers" being raised to this rank for unique smell. Its name comes from the Malagasy language, where "Alang-ilang" suggests how the flowers growing on branches.

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Ylang Ylang essential oil
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Ylang ylang essential oil is obtained from flowers, 100 kg of flowers are needed to get 3 liters of essential oil. 80% of world reserves of ylang ylang essential oil is obtained in Comoros - also known as the "Perfume Islands".


Cananga odorata (Lam.) Hook.f. & Thomson

• Inhalations
Inhalations are well suited to treat respiratory problems, colds, flu and to prepare the skin for cosmetic treatment.

• Massage
Massage is one of the most popular methods of using essential oils. Within aromatherapy massage brings benefits to both oils and those of the massage itself. After the aromatherapy massage oil should not be removed by washing, avoiding bathing or shower for 6-8 hours. This ensures complete absorption of the essential oil.

• Shower
It only takes a drop or two of oil in a bathtub filled with warm or hot water to ensure a total relaxation.

• Compresses
A hot compress is an effective way to treat many skin problems, such as injections or mulsculare of rheumatic pains.

• Cosmetics
Because of its particularly scent, this oil is found in many luxury perfumes with floral or oriental note.

Therapeutic action

Cananga odorata (Lam.) Hook.f. & Thomson

Therapeutic properties of ylang-ylang oil are: aphrodisiac, calmant, euphoric, antidepressant, anti-infective, antiseboreic, antiseptic, hypotensive, stimulant of the nervous system, combats depression, digestive tonic, tonic psychological (help in emotional problems related to self-esteem). can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.

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