This massage oil is made from the flowers of the tree Ylang Ylang (Cananga adorata) tree from the backyard of our house.
The “heavenly-sensual” Ylang ylang tree has starfish shaped yellow clusters of flowers that are not only night bloomers, but are considered the “Queen of Perfumes” emitting a scent often described as sweet, intensely-floral, exotic, creamy-custard, rounded with rich balsamic notes. Ylang ylang is also called the “flower of flowers” because it smells like many flowers swirled into one sexy scent.
In aromatherapy Ylang ylang is used for anxiety, stress, anger, irritability, tension, shock, and insomnia. It is has calming, balancing, sedative properties widely used to combat many forms of stress. With its romantic aroma ylang ylang has a long history of use as an aphrodisiac and sexual stimulant– relieving tension and imparting joy. It can help support breakthrough in blockages of fear and timidity around intimacy providing a sense of relaxation and letting go. It is said the scent of Ylang ylang can “calm the passions of jealousy by generating the ability to feel more loveable.” The scent encourages enthusiasm, uplift, and is considered anti- depressant. It is one of the best at relaxing the mind and body as it sweetly soothes jangled nerves and emotionally charged states. Renowned Aromatherapist Valerie Ann Worwood says that ylang ylang “may soften the hard-hearted and allow those who use judgement against others to feel the soft seduction of heaven”—beautifully put indeed.
The scent when inhaled, stimulates the adrenal glands, supports the thymus gland, and also stimulates the immune system and liver.
Ylang ylang is antispasmodic and relieves muscle spasms, also relaxes nerves, stimulates circulation, and is effective for musculoskeletal cramps and digestive cramps—making it a nice addition to massage oil blends.
Ylang Ylang Massage Oil
This massage oil is made from the flowers of the tree Ylang Ylang (Cananga adorata) from the backyard of our house.