By Kianna of Rockin’ It Naptural
Benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil for Hair (and body)
helps stimulates hair growth
helps naturally condition the hair
is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing (safe for all skin types)
has a strong aroma and is often used as a natural fragrance for hair and skin products
is soothing and has “stress relieving” properties
works wonders for balancing oily or dry skin
-Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Facts-
comes from tropical tree with heavy blooms
the essential oil is extracted from the bright, yellow flowers by steam distillation
oil is produced in Madagascar
the oil that could possibly trigger headaches if you are prone to them
The quality of Ylang Ylang essential oil ranges from Superior to Ylang Ylang III and will range in price based on the quality. Here is a break-down of the three most popular variations (or grades) of Ylang Ylang essential oil:
If you want the superior of the bunch, you might like: Ylang Ylang Superior (Extra): Considered the highest quality of the essential oil and comes from organically grown flowers. This quality of the oil would most likely be the most expensive.
If you aren’t picky about the type of ylang ylang you use, you might like: Ylang Ylang Complete: Products known as “ylang complete” can be either a blend of the three grades of ylang ylang or the complete oil that results from the full, uninterrupted distillation of the flowers.
If you want to use the oil for fragrance purposes, you might like: Ylang Ylang Extra: This is the quality of the oil you mixtresses would probably prefer. It is the most fragrant of the bunch and has a deep, full spicy fragrance. The pedals of this plant are only distilled 1 hour to preserve the fragrance of the oil.
Blending with Ylang Ylang Oil Ylang ylang oil tends to work remarkably well with any citrus oil such as grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, and pettigrain. It also works really well with floral scents such as lavender, tuberose, rose, and jasmine oil. Other fragrances that ylang ylang oil work well with are: sandalwood, rosewood, bergamot, patchouli and black pepper, to name a few.
For the Mixtress in You Try these concoctions, or make up your own. As always, be sure to consult with a professional before using some essential oils, especially women who are pregnant and/or nursing!
Easy Ylang Ylang for Body, Skin and Hair 2 drops ylang ylang 4 drops Australian sandalwood 4 drops grapefruit
How to Use: Add your oils to a tub full of warm water and relax! Or, you can add a few drops to your favorite lotion, hair conditioners or styling agents.
Ylang Ylang Body Mousse (one application) 3 tsp pure aloe vera gel 1 tsp jojoba oil 2-3 drops ylang ylang essential oil 1-2 drops orange essential oil (or lemon)
How to Use:First, whip together the pure aloe vera gel and jojoba oil. The consistency should come out like a mouse almost. Next, add your essential oils and VIOLA!
Are you a fan of Ylang Ylang oil? If so, how do you use it?
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Jenell Stewart, formally known as BlakIzBeautyful is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Kinky Curly Coily Me. Jenell has a MS in special education and dedicates her time to educating and uplifting women with kinky, curly, coily hair. She big chopped on March 26, 2010 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.View all Jenell posts.