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Ylang-ylang essential oil may sound new to you right now but mind you, this has long been a prominent ingredient in cosmetics and wellness products. For your beauty and mental health concerns, this essential oil has its way of having you all covered up.
A yellow star-shaped flower offspring of the Cananga tree native to the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other parts of Australia.

The flower is mainly used to make an essential oil through the process of steam distillation and is widely used in many perfumes, cosmetics, and aromatherapy. 

For mental well-being concerns, the combination of fruity and floral scent makes ylang ylang the best option for aromatherapy. Therapists often resort to its calming nature in decreasing anxiety, depression, and any other mood-related challenges.

Skin concerns vary from one person to another, in treating acne, the flower’s essential oil shows great potential as well as it has been reported that it can inhibit the growth of bacteria that causes acne. 

Currently in the process of elevating your self-care, self-love mantra this year? Give essential oils a try in doing it so. As such, get to know more about Ylang ylang essential oil. Check out all the beauty and mental health benefits it could offer to get you all set up in elevating your self-care, self-love routine. 

It can boost one’s self-esteem

This pilot study published in the year 2014 found that the essential oil from the ylang-ylang flower helps reduce anxiety and boost one’s self-esteem when applied topically or inhaled. Another data supporting claims that it aids in relieving stress was published in this study dated 2006 using psychological parameters in measuring the changes the subjects have experienced. 

Helps lower Blood Pressure 

High blood pressure should not be taken lightly as it can result in death if not properly addressed. The good thing is, the aroma of this essential oil was found to be helpful in reducing both systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels as published in this study.

Offers anti-inflammatory benefits 

Its isoeugenol content is believed to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties that potentially help reduce oxidative stress or the imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body, that if not taken care of, can lead to cell and tissue damage. Thus, implies that ylang-ylang essential oil in your usual skincare products may aid in the skin’s aging process. 

Good for your skin 

Essential oil from this flower, as mentioned, is most commonly incorporated in skincare cosmetic products. Studies have shown that it can inhibit the activity of bacteria which is the most common culprit for causing acne. 

If you are dealing with dry skin, the essential oil is also believed to have a moisturizing effect that not only addresses your concern for dry skin but also keeps your skin young-looking by keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay. 

Good for your hair
Most commonly used for perfumes, massage oils, hair care products, and moisturizing creams, Surprisingly, it turns out, ylang-ylang essential oil can also promote a healthy scalp by means of aromatherapy. Yes! When diffused, can help rejuvenate the scalp and potentially reduce hair fall. 

How well are you loving this article? Are you ready then to give ylang-ylang essential oil a try? 

Begin by meeting the B&A Calm Down Scented Candles infused with Ylang-ylang essential oil:

CALM DOWN CANDLE
Rose + Ylang Ylang + Lavender

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