Benefits Of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil For Skin.

Benefits Of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil For Skin.
Ylang ylang essential oil is a powerful essential oil, though commonly used as a perfume. Ylang ylang oil can also be used on the skin to enhance and improve our beauty.

Ylang ylangflower (Cananga odorata) is native to South Asian and Central Asian, its name is derived from the tagalong a local Philippines language which means “flower of flowers.

Ylang ylang essential oil is extracted from the sweet-smelling ylang ylang flower by steam distillation. The oil mainly is used in making of perfume.

In this post, we are going to look at the that you can derive from using ylang-ylang for skin:

Facial Toner

Ylang ylang essential oil can be used as a facial toner, it lightens and smoothens your skin leaving you with a glowing and smooth skin. Ylang ylang essential oil also helps to reduce the sebum on your face which makes it useful for people with oily skin and acne-prone skin.
  • Wash your face with water and pat it dry using a soft towel.
  • Add 3 drops of  ylang ylang essential oil, 3 drops of pelargonium oil popularly called geranium oil and 1 teaspoon of glycerin into a color bottle.
  • Cover the bottle with a cap and shake it very well.
  • Use a cotton swab to apply the oil to your face, make sure that you avoid the eyes region when applying the oil.
  • If you have a dark spot on your facemake sure that you apply more oil to the area.
  • Leave it on until it dry and apply a face moisturizer.

Tips

  • Before using the ylang ylang essential oil on your skin, test it on a small patch of skin to check if you are allergic to the oil. If you have an allergy to ylang ylang essential oil do not use it on your skin.
  • Ylang ylang essential oil is destroyed when expose to sunlight. Therefore you should put it in a colored bottle and put it in a warm place.

Treat Acne

Acne is a skin inflammation caused when the skin pores are blocked by the excess sebum, dirt, impurities, and hormones. This type of skin inflammation is accompanied by pain and so be treated as soon as possible.

Ylang ylang essential oil can oil be used to treat acne because it reduces the excess sebum produced by the sebaceous gland.
  • Add 2 drop of ylang ylang essential oil and 2 drops of tree tea oil in a colored bottle.
  • Shake it well so that the two oils would mix together.
  • Wash your face with water and pat it dry using a soft towel
  • Apply the oil to your face and use your finger to massage the oil on your face.
  • Leave the oil for about 10 – 15 minutes before washing it off with warm water.

Tips

  • You can also add almond oil, coconut oil, or sesame oil to the mixture.
  • This homemade recipe is also useful for people with oily skin.

Reduce Swelling and Redness

Ylang ylang essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it useful to reduce swelling and redness. The sweet smelling oil can also be used as a carrier oil for other powerful essential oil and apply it on the skin with redness, swelling, and rashes.

Wash the affected area with water and allow it to dry, apply a small drop of ylang ylang oil on the affected area. The oil will be quickly absorbed by the skin and reduce the swelling and rashes.

Anti-aging Properties

If you are wondering if ylang ylang essential oil can be use to slow down the aging process of skin, then the answer is yes! Ylang ylang essential oil is filled with antioxidants which help to fights off the free radical that cause aging of the skin, wrinkles, and fine line appearing on the skin.
You can prepare your cream at home without worrying about dangerous chemical again.
  • Add ½ cup of refined shea butter, 2 tablespoons of rose water, and 1 teaspoon of glycerin into a blender.
  • Blend it together until you get a white paste.
  • Add 5 drop of ylang-ylang essential oil, 5 drops of lavender oil, and 3 drops of geranium oil to the paste.
  • Stir it together until it turns a smooth cream. Place the cream in a colored bottle or container and store in a warm place.
  • Wash your face with water and pat it dry using a soft towel.
  • Apply a pea size amount of the cream on your face.

Tips

  • Alternatively, you can stir the shea butter, glycerin, and rose water together until it forms a smooth white paste.
  • You can replace your cream with ylang ylang cream we prepare above.
  • The cream can last up to a year if you store it well.

Bath Oil
   
Ylang ylang oil is one of the few essential oil that you can use as bath oil. The oil is sweet smelling and also has therapeutic properties to relive and calm your mind.
  • Mix 10 drops of ylang ylang essential oil, 10 drops of geranium oil, and 2 drops of coconut oil together and stirs it.
  • Pour the oil into a hot water and leave it on for about 15 to 30 minutes before taking your bath.

Massage Oil

Ylang ylang essential oil can be used to massage the body, this is because of its calming and therapeutic properties. Massage is used to relieve pain and reduce swelling, to relax muscles, and to speed the healing process following strain and sprain injuries.

You can make massage oil using ylang ylang essential oil by:
  • Add 10 drops of ylang ylang essential oil in a color bottle and 5 drops of sandalwood oil and 3 drops of coconut oil to the color bottle.
  • Cover the bottle with cap and shake it very well.
  • Use the homemade massage oil to massage yourself or you can get a partner to massage you.

Treat Boil

Ylang ylang essential oil can be used to treat boil because of the presence of anti-inflammatory and antiseptics properties Boil is a staphylococcus skin infection characterized by an inflamed nodular swelling filled with pus, located at the site of a hair follicle.

  • Add a warm water to the bowladd 4 drops of ylang ylang essential oil, 4 drops of tree tea oil and 2 tablespoon of sea salt.
  • Mix it together and dip a soft towel in the bowl.
  • Press the towel on the boil and repeat the process until the water turns cold.
These are the 7 benefits that you derive when you use ylang ylang essential oil on your skin. Have you ever use ylang ylang essential oil before? What do you experience when and after you use ylang ylang essential oil? Share with us below in the comment box below! 

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