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How to Use Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Posted on December 27th, 2013 | one comment

Expressing gratitude for the abundance in our lives and spending time with loved ones is part of the delight of the holiday season. However, holiday parties and events can also add a lot of strain to our already hectic lives. The lull between Christmas and New Year’s celebrations is a perfect time to take a moment for yourself and relieve some stress. Ylang Ylang essential oil is the perfect antidote for holiday tension; it can generate a sense of calm and relaxation, even in the midst of this action-packed season.

Ylang Ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata) is sourced from a beautiful, drooping, yellow bloom found on the cananga tree. Ylang Ylang is extremely effective in calming and bringing about a sense of relaxation. It may also help with releasing feelings of anger and assist with getting rid of negative feelings. In addition, it has a long history in skin- and hair-care products—particularly in Asia, where it is used to promote luxuriant hair.

Here are some tips from Young Living and our Facebook fans on how to use Ylang Ylang essential oil:

Tips from Young Living

• Apply a few drops to your aching muscles during a massage

• Diffuse to create a relaxing ambiance in your home

• Add a few drops to your favorite lotion, hair conditioners, or styling agents (it’s great for maintaining moisture in the skin and hair)

• Soak in a soothing, hot bath with a few drops

Tips from Young Living Facebook Fans

“I mix Ylang Ylang, Cinnamon Bark, and Ginger essential oils together for a nice perfume!” —Belinda C., YL Member

“I use Ylang Ylang for my scalp massages at my salon!” —Janet K., YL Executive

“As I do with other oils, depending on my need at the time, I mix Ylang Ylang with coconut oil and rub it into my skin before bed. It moisturizes and helps with relaxation.” —Tiffany L., YL Member

“I use it for the times thoughts are continuously going round and round in my head. It helps quiet the thoughts and lets me clear out the noise. I apply it at the base of my neck and on my temples.” —Deba L., YL Member

Grow Your Business with Giftable Samples

Introduce your friends and family to the health-supporting benefits of essential oils and help your sales organization become familiar with Ylang Ylang essential oil.

To make your giftable samples, fill a 2-ml sample bottle, create a small card with Ylang Ylang usage tips, and put them in a festive satchel. Voila! You now have a great sharing tool! Fun ideas include:

• Party favors

• Hostess gifts

• Stocking stuffers

• Teacher gifts

• Holiday presents to your clients and sales team

As always, we’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment on this blog post telling us how you use Ylang Ylang essential oil.

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

  • Roxann

    I just made some Bath Salts for Christmas gifts using Ylang Ylang, Frankincense and Stress Away. Smells so good!