Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) has a sweet, soft, flowery fragrance that has made it a romantic favorite. In Indonesia, the petals are often strewn across a marriage bed. Ylang ylang is extremely effective in calming and bringing about a sense of relaxation, and it may help with releasing feelings of anger, tension, and nervous irritability. It has a long history in skin and hair care products, particularly in Asia, where it is used to promote luxuriant hair.
How to use: For dietary or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as soy or rice milk.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age.
.5 oz Essential Oil
Add 10 to 12 drops to 16 oz bottle of alcohol for lamp oil.
Essential oils are natural products extracted in a number of ways from plants; however, all plants do not contain essential oils. Essential oils extracted from plants contain aromatic properties used as remedies for a number of problems. Essential oils are used in aromatherapy practice to help ease muscle pain, emotional problems, menstrual issues, skin problems, arthritis and more, Fragrance oils are synthetic products and therefore do not possess the natural healing properties of essential oils. Fragrance oils are essentially a "pleasant" aroma,
Essential Oils are useful in the practice of aromatherapy. Essential oil is not actually an "oil" in the traditional sense of the word. Essential Oils are all natural products derived from the plant (bark, flower, fruit, leaves, root). They can deliver positive benefits to the body. Benefits of essential oil include soothing, calming, stimulating, refreshing, centering, and warming to the system.
Many of the essential oils have multiple uses. For example, the essential oil of
lavender works successfully in relaxation- just by breathing it in, but also is
known for having excellent topical healing powers as well as scar reducing
Our sense of smell can be one of the most powerful senses we have. The
olfactory nerve located in the brain is vital to the sense of smell. Together smell
and olfactory work simultaneously to do amazing things for our bodies. Some
examples of this powerhouse combo are: heal our illnesses, set an
atmosphere or mood; and even bring back floods of memories that have been
buried for years.
So, it is safe to say that when it comes to essential oils, the more you
know, the more multiple uses you will have for your essential oil.