Ingredient Spotlight – Ylang Ylang
So as well as telling you some behind the scenes stories about our own products, we wanted to showcase some of the amazing natural ingredients we use! This time around we’re going with Ylang Ylag!
First off… lets sort the pronunciation. Its pretty simple once you know. Ee-lang Ee-lang. Easy, right?
Now that’s out of the way… Ylang Ylang comes from the Cananga odorata tree which is native to Asia. Its delicate yellow flowers have a similar fragrance to Jasmine (that’s why I love it so much!) making it super popular with perfumeries and aromatherapists the world over.
As well as having a wonderful fragrance, this little beauty packs quite a punch in the benefits department too!
Its probably most commonly known for its affect on the libido. It has long been associated with weddings or couples massage treatments for this very reason! Its also why we use it in our Stress Less Massage Oil!
While some may find the fragrance quite heavy and overpowering, it has wonderfully calming properties and is amazing for relieving stress, anxiety and depression! This also makes it a great help if you’re struggling to sleep!
Its great for your hair too! Helping to stimulate and boost hair growth!
Got a cut or burn? Ylang Ylang is a great antiseptic! Research has found that Ylang Ylang essential oil can help avoid both sepsis and tetanus by inhibiting microbial growth and disinfecting wounds! Its antiseptic properties also help protect the wound from further infection!
Told you it was a powerful little sucker!