Ylang-Ylang, cananga odorata, is a flower that is known for its rich sweet floral aroma that is widely used in perfumes and is also known for its sedative properties. Ylang-Ylang means “flower of flowers” and is pronounced “ee-lang ee-lang.”
Months ago after a long stressful, yet oddly joy filled extended weekend with my family two states away, a Tuesday evening was called for reflection and a little tender loving care for myself and our household. I turned to one of my favorite scents Ylang-Ylang in the form of essential oil. Blending the essential oil with a carrier oil I made a custom oil to use on my feet, hands and elbows. The sweet floral scent slowly put my mind at ease as I worked the oil in the soles of my feet and made me forget about everything that was weighing me down.
Health Benefits: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, cell proliferant, disinfectant, expectorant, nervine, sedative, vulnerary.
Spiritual Properties: Calm, Enthusiasm, Joy, Upliftment, Clearing Negativity, Protection
Ylang-Ylang blends well with bergamont, grapefruit, lavender, and sandalwood in aromatherapy and creating perfume.
It is also great for all workings related to peace, love, and sex. The fragrance give off soothing energies that calm any anger of negative emotions and can be worn on the body or used to dress any items made for a working.
Other essential oils that stimulate sexuality are rose, sandalwood, ylang/ylang, patchouli, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Be sure to avoid ylang-ylang while pregnant.
* DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a doctor. These remedies have worked for me and for people that I personally know. Consult a real physician before beginning any new care routine for your body.