Known by its botanical name Cananga odorata, commonly called ylang-ylang is a tropical tree which is commonly found in the rain forests of certain Asian and South Pacific Islands. The flower itself is star shaped as shown in the picture and is used extensively by the perfume industry.
Various cultures have used the essence of this flower as an aphrodisiac and the bed of newly wed couples was sprinkled with this oil.
There are oils available with synthetic chemicals, but a therapeutic grade should be used. Therefore it is important to choose a reputable company to purchase Ylang Ylang from for the best results possible.
Documented Uses and Benefits of Ylang Ylang Oil
Massage into the scalp for healthy, shiny hair.
Its sweet and floral aroma is very calming and relaxing.
This oil has been used to balance male and female energies to achieve harmony between the two. The therapeutic effect of this flower causes repression of negative emotions such as anger, jealousy, apathy or low self-esteem. It promotes the positive emotions such as confidence, love and caring and heightened sense of spirituality.