7 Surprising Benefits of Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil

When it comes to essential oils, you’ve probably heard of lavender, tea tree, and sandalwood, but have you ever heard of ylang-ylang?

Pronounced “eee-lang eee-lang”, this lesser-known essential oil is derived from the tropical ylang-ylang tree native to Indonesia, the Philippines, and Polynesia and has been used throughout history for its aromatic and medicinal properties. With a name that means “flower of flowers”, ylang-ylang has a sweet, floral aroma that makes it a popular ingredient in perfumes, including the highly coveted Chanel No. 5.

So what do you use ylang-ylang for? A lot, it turns out. This powerful essential oil has countless surprising benefits from lowering high blood pressure to preventing wrinkles. Read on to discover 7 reasons why ylang-ylang should become one of your essential oil staples!

1 – Haircare: For centuries, ylang-ylang has been used as a hair thickening agent, as it stimulates hair follicles and boosts blood circulation on the scalp, helping hair to grow thick and long. Add a few drops to your shampoo and conditioner, or create a nourishing hair treatment by mixing it with coconut oil.

2 – Skincare: A common ingredient in high-end cosmetics, ylang-ylang can help prevent wrinkles, clear acne, and give your face a delightful glow. Add a few drops to coconut oil and massage it onto your skin once or twice daily to give your face a little TLC.

3 – Aphrodisiac: You heard that right. Throughout history, Indonesians have decorated the beds of newlyweds with ylang-ylang to set the mood on their wedding night. Known to increase libido, ylang-ylang is a sexy oil to diffuse during a sultry night in.

4 – Heart health: Studies have shown that ylang-ylang can improve blood circulation and lower high blood pressure, without the serious side effects commonly associated with hypertension medications. Add a few drops to hot tea or take a few deep inhales directly from the bottle to start reaping the benefits.

5 – Reduce anxiety: Much like lavender, the relaxing aroma of ylang-ylang can help calm the body and mind, sedating feelings of anxiety, depression, and chronic stress from everyday life. Diffuse it in your home or office to manifest a tranquil, stress-free environment.

6 – Energy boost: If you find yourself chronically fatigued, the energizing properties of ylang-ylang can instantly perk you up. Place a few drops on your diffuser jewelry to help get you through the day.

7 – Muscle pain: A natural anti-inflammatory, ylang-ylang can help soothe sore muscles when massaged directly onto the skin. You can also add a few drops to a warm bath to relieve those aches and pains.

Now that you are aware of the many benefits of using our ylang-ylang essential oil, purchase now and get over 40% off your purchase!


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  • Cheryl Crowe

    Thank you for such wonderful information!

  • Constance Thomas

    Thank you for the information on ylang-ylang oil! I never heard of it before!!

  • Louise John

    Thank you so much for the valuable information x

  • Steph C

    Thank you so much for the information about Ylanh-Ylang. I love the smell of Ylang-Ylang, I wear it on my diffuser bracelets.

  • Brandy Wolf

    I never knew all this super helpful information!

  • Rhonda parker

    Thank you for that information very helpful!

  • Aida Garcia

    Good to know all the benefits. Thank you

  • Tonyadee Mihm

    Hi. Recently I placed my first order with you, and once I received it I was very happy with your products. Being a new customer I wasn’t sure about the quality of your product. But after receiving my order I’m very pleased with the quality. I ordered several bracelets and several different oils. After receiving my order I realized that there was a lot I didn’t know about the oils. So I’m very thankful for these articles that you have sent in my email. I have to say that I was surprised at all of the different things you can experience with these oils I never knew that their properties were so versatile. I’m just learning about holistic medicine, and I’m eager to try more of your oils. Thank you so much for the information that you provide. it makes it a lot easier to purchase something when you know exactly what it’s for and how to use it. I’m looking forward to doing more business with you in the future. Thank you keep the educational information coming. Thanks a lot, Tonya Mihm.

  • John Sourry

    I use often in my diffuser as aphrodisiac , txs 4 more info ! ???

  • Annie Slager

    Thank you for the info. I love ylang ylang. I use it for perfume sometimes. I also love Chanel #5, and now I know why. I did not know about the help for blood pressure. I’ll have to give it a try for that.

  • Vicki Brann

    Thank you for your information on Ylang Ylang it sounds amazing. Definately will give it a try.

  • Shirley cuskelly

    Thank you so much for all the information, it sounds really great.

  • Jenny Hunter

    So happy to find this out,,didn’t know ylang was so good for so many things. I am certainly going to buy this oil. There are so many oils on our home that we can benefit from..so I’ll be adding this oil to my many others,,and now will be passing on what I just learned,,happily too.

  • Karen

    Thank you for the heads up. I deal with some of these problems daily

  • Cheryl

    Oh wow I never knew that. That information is very useful and interesting. Thankyou

  • Margaret Mairi Wilson

    Sounds brilliant from a health point of view and of course it smells wonderfully exotic too…Thanks for the useful information and best wishes Mairi

  • Ruma Ghosh

    Thanks a lot for the information.

  • Penny Dickenson

    I found your information about Ylang Ylang very interesting. I did not know it had so many uses. Thank you.

  • Sue Coomber

    Interesting facts, good information given concisely and clearly. Very helpful.

  • Janett Halstead

    Thanks for such informative message. I’ll try it to see if I’ll reap such primitive virility.

  • Lisa M Seyler

    I am on my way to get some

  • Leanne

    Wow I never knew that there were so benefits from one essential oil. I will definitely have to include it in my next order.
    Thank you Vitality Extracts.
    Namasté Ms LeaBea XoXoXo ?????????

  • Sherrie

    Thank you I now have some new ways to use Ylang Ylang

  • Nereida Luna

    Wow this is something I must try

  • Sunday Osegueda

    Thank you for the information on how to use Ylang Ylang !

  • Joan Watters

    Good information

  • Pam

    Thank you for all that info. I didn’t realise it was so versatile. It certainly smells nice.

  • Jen Ryan

    Excellent article thank you

    • Carol Greene

      Fantastic information! Thanks for the education..

  • barbara

    thank you love it

  • Barbara Waters

    Very interesting, I didn’t realise this oil had so many uses! Thank you for the information.