Ylang ylang oil was an ingredient of macassar oil,which was very popular in Victorian times as a treatment for the scalp, stimulating hair growth.
Ylang-ylang oil is pale yellow and has a powerful, sweet, floral fragrance that has a hint of spiciness. It is similar in many respects to jasmine oil.
Ylang ylang oil is used extensively in the perfume industry and in the manufacture of cosmetics, soaps and toiletries.
Ylang ylang extract is sought after for high quality perfume production.
It has a sedative effect on the nervous system and will calm anxiety and help with problems of insomnia.
It will help relieve feelings of depression, especially if these are stress induced.
Because of the strength of the fragrance, which can become overpowering and in some cases can cause headaches and/or nausea, ylang ylang is best used well diluted.
In bathing, room perfuming or in massage, particularly in sensual massage, the aphrodisiac properties of the oil can be used to good effect, encouraging relaxation and enjoyment.
Ylang ylang benefits the circulatory system and can calm palpitations and help to lower raised blood pressure.
It will help to treat hyperpnoea (excessive breathing after exercise).
Ylang-ylang, relaxation and invigoration all in one bottle.
If you are feeling down in the dumps then this is the oil for you, a great sense of wellbeing.