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Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata); Ylang Ylang III, Ylang Ylang II, Ylang Ylang I, Extra and Complete

An intoxicating aroma that’s steam distilled from the Flowers of the plant Ylang Ylang (pronounced “eelang”) has a characteristically soft, sweet and floral aroma with warm, exotic and sensual undertones. Ylang Ylang III has a lower note with a much less heady aroma than other fractions of the distillation of the flower such as the Ylang Ylang Extra and Ylang Ylang Complete. With its distinctly earthy and grounding quality Ylang Ylang III has an unusually high sesquiterpene chemical content which makes it especially good for calming the body, mind and emotions.

Keywords: Neutralizes negativity, stabilizes the nervous system

Ylang Ylang in the Malayan language means “flower of the flowers.” A native flower of Madagascar and the Reunion Islands Ylang Ylang essential oil’s fragrant pale yellow blossoms are used to grace a new marriage bed with a blessing of love and lasting happiness.

The Ylang Ylang tree requires care from human hands for its warm, sweet fragrance to develop. Left wild in nature the blossoms of the Ylang Ylang tree have little or no scent. Ylang Ylang trees must be given constant attention and require trimming every two months. The Ylang Ylang blossoms must be picked each fall. As with Jasmine and Rose the blossoms must be harvested early in the morning and immediately prepared for steam distillation.

Ylang Ylang is often distilled in what is called “fractions,” or parts, meaning the distillation process is halted during different stages of distillation and the oils gathered are taken off. Then the distillation is continued.

As with all oils the quality of distillation varies among distillers, as well as crop conditions for that season, as well as the moment chosen for harvesting and distillation. The distiller’s art for the production of exquisite oils is rare and reflected in the price of an oil.

At least three fractions of Ylang Ylang are collected during distillation. (Ylang Ylang I, II, and III). The first distillation Ylang Ylang I is the lightest and considered the most ethereal fragrance and most often prized by perfumers. The stages of distillation are determined according to principles not easily defined, but generally they are broken down by the production time it takes to distill each fraction.

DISTILLATION CATEGORIES: Ylang Ylang Extra (most expensive), Ylang Ylang I, II & III and Ylang Ylang Complete which is the full distillation of the oil without interruption into fractions, or parts.

Ylang Ylang is high in sesquiterpenes. Ylang Ylang III, the last fraction collected during the last hours of distillation, is a slightly thicker, more earthy and less sweet oil, and is composed almost entirely of sesquiterpenes. Sesquiterpenes are a class of chemicals common in higher plants that are naturally occurring alcohols. Sesquiterpenes rarely exist in volatile aromatic oils. When distilled from plant matter sesquiterpene compounds are known to stimulate the liver and endocrine glands. Sesquiterpenes give Ylang Ylang its powerfully antispasmodic and sedative properties.

Inhalation of Ylang Ylang is useful for dispelling fear and anxiety, and the first essential oil to consider when needing help for regulating and balancing the nervous system. Ylang Ylang helps to deepen your respiration for slower more rhythmic breathing and is helpful for treating panic attacks. Research studies show that Ylang Ylang oil stimulates the Central Nervous Systems and helps alleviate depression.

Ylang Ylang essential oil is an excellent natural treatment for soothing tachycardia and hypertension! Often used in massage oil lubricants Ylang Ylang is known for relieving muscular aches and pains. Ylang Ylang oil is helpful for treating PMS symptoms, including Mood Swings and is effective for reducing emotional blockages in the heart region.

A distinctly feminine (yin) oil Ylang Ylang is passionate and alive with feeling. Try Ylang Ylang when you’re needing to integrate and heal shadow elements of the Divine Feminine. It will activate the Divine Feminine’s mysterious allure and capacity for living life fully. Ylang Ylang oil stimulates feelings of enjoyment and self confidence and can be helpful for overcoming performance anxiety.

Often used in men’s fragrances Ylang Ylang is a healing oil for men. Ylang Ylang supports a man’s connection and expression of the feminine and intuitive side of his nature. Consider blending Ylang Ylang with Petitgrain, Bergamot or a spice or wood oil to soften Ylang’s intoxicating floral essence.

Ylang Ylang oil may help neutralize defensive coping strategies that can lead to violent forms of communication. Ylang Ylang synchronizes the Mind and Emotions and softens fixed opinions, mental attitudes and judgments and promotes easy communications with others. Use Ylang Ylang to smooth tense situations.

Ylang Ylang essential oil supports kidney and adrenal function and is good for weak knees and loss of bladder control.

Ylang Ylang has been traditionally used in beauty and skin care as its plant hormones promote cellular regeneration. Its moisture balancing effect on the skin’s natural sebum production, makes Ylang Ylang oil suitable for sensitive, oily, dry and mature skin types. Ylang Ylang stimulates hair growth. May be a helpful treatment for split ends. Add a few drops to your favorite shampoo or conditioner.

BEAUTY OIL RECIPE: To half an ounce of pure jojoba oil (in a dispensing bottle) add 2 drops Frankincense, 4 drops Ylang Ylang and 1 drop Carrot Seed. Shake to blend ingredients together and allow them to synergize for a minimum of 1-3 hours.

FACIAL MASSAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Give yourself a relaxing facial massage with this exquisite Beauty Oil. Dispense a small amount of oil on your finger tips and, starting at your décolletage, make gentle circles with your finger tips, moving upwards and covering your entire face, ending at your forehead and temples. Finish your relaxing facial massage with long, slow, even upward strokes beginning at your décolletage and moving upward to your forehead and temples. Allow the oils to saturate and nourish your facial skin cell tissue for up to one hour before rinsing thoroughly with a gentle cleanser. Or you may circle-drape a wet, hot hand towel over your face after your facial massage and relax for 10-15 minutes or until your towel cools.

CHAKRA CARE: Use Ylang Ylang essential oil to balance and heal the 2nd (Svadisthana – Sexual, Sacral, or Spleen) and 4th (Anahata – Heart), 8th (Ma – Universal Heart) Chakras.

BLEND WITH: Vetiver, Petitgrain, Sweet Orange and other citrus oils. Ylang Ylang III blends well with most other essential oils, or it may be enjoyed as a single oil. Use Ylang Ylang III whenever you need to anchor a blend, or as a base note!

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PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested and are pesticide free.

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Aromatherapy is a gentle and noninvasive complementary health care system used for balancing and synchronizing your body, mind, spirit and emotions to enhance your health. Properly administered essential oils are a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being and may produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult with your physician regarding serious health concerns and do not attempt to self diagnose.

Helpful Suggestions on Uses of Essential Oils and Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

Originally, I wrote this article for Associated Content (which was later purchased by Yahoo, and then called Yahoo Contributor Network). Sadly, on Sept. 1, 2014 all articles were removed and the site was closed down forever. So….I decided to put the entire article here, instead of just a snippet. Enjoy! 🙂

Many Helpful Suggestions on Uses of Essential Oils

For all of those who love the idea of using nature’s gifts, essential oils are the ticket. Not only are they little miracles, but they come in handy so often, I couldn’t imagine life without them.

Here is a little primer first, for those who want to know more about them.

Essential oils come from the various elements of plants – the seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, and fruit. The essential oils can be distilled from the plant material or extracted. The majority are distilled. It takes tons of plant material to create tiny amounts of essential oils. (And you wondered why they were so expensive!)

Be aware that essential oils can be harmful if not used correctly, especially for pregnant women, children, the elderly, and/or pets. Be sure to dilute properly before use

< IMPORTANT INFO> ———> Read before using any essential oils, because they can harm you if not used correctly:

Essential oils do have incredibly powerful therapeutic properties, and there are plenty of medical studies to back that up. But, just because they’re derived from plants doesn’t mean they’re totally safe.

guidelines

1. Skin discoloration, burning and sores

Some essential oils can cause you to burn in the sunlight. Before you head out to the beach or to a tanning booth, make sure you don’t have a photosensitizing oil on your skin. Reactions can range from discoloration to oozing burns.

2. Danger to babies and pregnant women

3. Skin irritation and itching

4. Danger to small pets

5. Dangerous interactions with preexisting conditions

6. Illness or death when swallowed

Don’t be afraid to use essential oils, but use them wisely. Always keep oils out of the reach of children.

Treat them as you would any type of medicine.

Research any essential oils and blends before you use them — as with drugs, oils have different chemical makeups and different potential side effects.

If you’re nervous, start simply with a diffuser. You can enjoy many of the benefits of essential oils without having to use them directly on your body.(READ full article here—> at situationtoday.com).

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Therapeutic grade essential oils; a loaded phrase

There are so many conceptions about the meaning of therapeutic grade, or even if there is such a thing. In the end, I’m just trying to offer helpful information, and as long as you do your own research, and make your own decisions; take control of your health and be responsible with your choices, you’ll be fine.

Read about my findings here:

 Therapeutic grade essential oils

and also HOW to choose the best essential oils:

The best way to go about sampling, is by first checking to make sure they are a reputable company, have the Latin names on every bottle, and make sure they analyze all their oils by gas chromatography and are certified organic as possible. Read more here about therapeutic grade and how to choose them.

SUGGESTIONS on USES of ESSENTIAL OILS:

Antidepressant/ mood regulator:

Rose, orange, bergamot, geranium, mandarin, lemon and especially Neroli (orange blossom)

Antifungals (natural):

Bergamot, fennel, geranium, lavender, lemon, Manuka, marjoram, Melissa, rosemary, vetiver, Kanuka, and Tea Tree

Antivirals (natural):

Bergamot, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, Manuka, Melissa, rose, rosemary, sage, and tea tree.

Aphrodisiacs:

Patchouli, clove, cinnamon, ylang ylang, rose, jasmine, neroli

Athlete’s foot:

Tea tree, eucalyptus, myrrh, and lavender, also patchouli

Anxiety/stress:

Lavender, geranium, rose, mandarin, lemon, bergamot, vetiver and Neroli

Balancing

Bergamot, Lavender, Sandalwood, Neroli (orange blossom)

Black eye:

Geranium, lavender (place 2 drops of each in a bowl of ice-cold water;soak a cotton ball in the liquid and place it over closed eye and surrounding affected area). may add neroli for extra skin benefits

Blemishes:

Tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus (apply any of the three directly onblemishes,) may also add neroli

Blisters:

Geranium, lavender.

Caffeine substitutes:

Peppermint, basil, cinnamon, ginger, grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, lemon, orange, and rosemary.

Chills:

Geranium, Cinnamon, or Cassia, Clove,

Colds:

Eucalyptus, Fir, Tea Tree, Lavender, Kanuka, Manuka,

Cold sores/ canker sores:

Tea tree (swab directly onto infected area three to four times daily). Also lavender on canker sores Or Melissa on outbreaks.

Constipation:

Peppermint, thyme (never apply pure thyme essential oil directly to skin, never swallow it, use only diluted)

Cramps:

Peppermint, massaged on to abdomen and ankles, may mix with wintergreen, rose, geranium and neroli flower

Diarrhea/gas:

Ginger, lavender, chamomile, peppermint,

Dry, flaky skin:

Geranium, lavender, Melissa, Rose, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Neroli

Earaches:

Tea tree, lavender, also R. Chamomile), place a few drops of selected oil in 1 tsp. Warm olive oil; soak small piece of cotton in this mixture and place just inside the ear.

Energizer:

Peppermint, rosemary, juniper, lemon, grapefruit, orange and any citrus or mint

Fatigue:

Peppermint, geranium, black pepper.

Fevers:

Eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender (use with a compress).

Fluid retention:

Grapefruit, lemon, juniper, rosemary, cypress,

Gum Infection:

Tea Tree (mix 3 drops with 2 drops of Myrrh w/one tsp of oil on swab and rub gently over affected area); peppermint, lavender (two drops of each in glass of water for a mouthwash).

Hay Fever:

Chamomile, eucalyptus. (both types of chamomile: German (blue) chamomile and Roman Chamomile)

Head lice:

Tea tree, rosemary and lavender

Heat exposure:

Eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, mix with aloe vera gel and soothe into muscles, back and neck

Hemorrhoids:

Patchouli, myrrh, cypress (make blend with five drops myrrh, two drops cypress, and one drop patchouli; place two drops on washcloth soaked in warm water;; apply to affected area for a few minutes twice daily).

Herpes:

Tea tree, bergamot, geranium. and Melissa officinale (muse be therapeutic grade essential oils)

Indigestion/ Heartburn:

Peppermint, ginger, (blend of the two mixed with olive oil and massage into abdomen, also diffuse or ingest if properly therapeutic grade oils are used and only use 1 drop mixed with milk or water)

Infections:

Lavender, tea tree, chamomile, thyme.

Itching:

Eucalyptus, peppermint

Jet lag:

Lavender, eucalyptus, geranium, lemongrass, grapefruit.

Meditation/ relaxation:

Sandalwood, vetiver, cedar wood, frankincense, myrrh, patchouli, Rose, neroli, jasmine

Memory:

Basil, peppermint, rosemary

Mental Stimulation

Basil, Peppermint, Rosemary,

Muscle aches stiffness/ soreness:

Peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, chamomile, (sweet birch, peppermint).

PMS:Premenstrual syndrome:

Clary sage, sweet fennel, geranium, chamomile, lavender, (clary sage, sweet fennel)

Prickly heat:

Geranium, chamomile, eucalyptus.

Rashes:

Lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus.

Romance:

Ylang ylang, patchouli, sandalwood, rose, and Night Fire Blend, Night Fire Massage Oil, Love, and Volupte `.

RSI: Repetitive stress injury:

Lavender, rosemary, marjoram.

Rundown:

Juniper, peppermint, rosemary, and eucalyptus oils each have Significant ability to rejuvenate the body. Rosemary addresses the Cardiovascular and muscular systems. Sweet birch and peppermint are good for relieving joint aches and pains. Peppermint, highly regarded for settling the digestive tract, is equally effective for cleaning the respiratory system and combating headaches. Eucalyptus is good for reducing muscle stiffness.

Shaving cuts:

Lavender (apply directly to razor to avoid nicks).

Sleep problems/ insomnia:

Lavender, chamomile, (lavender, marjoram; place four drops on your pillowcase).Lavender works best mixed with Mandarin and Roman Chamomile

Sore throat:

Tea tree, sandalwood (dilute three drops each in 1/4 cup water for gargle; add a couple of pinches of salt), thyme, clove

Sprains/strains:

Ginger, lavender, chamomile.

Sties/Conjuctivitis:

Lavender (one drop on cotton ball, rub on cheekbone under the sty, keeping eye closed); tea tree (four drops in bowl of purified water; soak cotton ball in this mixture and place over closed eyelid three times daily) Do not place essential oil directly into the eye.

OR 1 drop lavender mixed with 1 oz green myrtle hydrosol (organic) spray into affected eye first with eye closed, if non irritating may be used directly into open eye from safe distance.

Sunburn:

Lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, chamomile mixed with aloe vera gel and soothed into burn

Swelling:

Eucalyptus, lavender.

Tooth ache:

Tea tree, clove (mix four drops total with one tsp. of vegetable oil for swabbing on gums or place two drops on swab and rub gently over affected tooth).

Travel sickness:

Ginger, peppermint,

Vomiting:

Peppermint, ginger, lavender.

Warts:

Tea tree, Lemon, (mix twelve drops in one ounce of caster oil, or other suitable carrier oil and apply several times daily with sterile dropper or applicator).

Windburn:

Lavender, eucalyptus, chamomile.

Yeast Infection:

Tea Tree followed by acidophilus, and make sure to drink lots of cranberry juice too 🙂

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Disclaimer

The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Products or ideas mentioned are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. If a condition persists, please contact your physician or health care provider. The information provided by this website or this company is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with a health care provider, and should not be construed as individual medical advice.

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Sources & more reading:

https://yellowstaressentials.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/cautions-warnings-before-using-any-essential-oils/

http://www.cropwatch.org/Therapeutic%20Grade%20Essential%20Oils%20corrected.pdf

Aromaweb,

google scholar. Click here to see google schoar search for “therapeutic grade essential oils” sorted by metrics.

http://www.abundantlifeessentials.com/essential_oil_info.htm

http://www.youngliving.us/

http://www.botanical.com/products/learn/what_makes_therapeutic.html

http://www.botanical.com/products/aroma/ess.html

http://www.dreamingearth.com/essentialoils4.html

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