Ylang Ylang is native to Asia and is especially abundant in Indonesia & the Philippines. In Indonesia the flowers are spread on the bed of newly married couples on their wedding night. It has been used as an element in the most expensive perfumes for 1000s of years. The smell is sweetly intoxicating and extremely calming.
In skin care ylang ylang is helpful in treating acne, encouraging hair growth, soothing bug bites, and balancing oily and/or irritated skin. Ylang Ylang is very soothing to the nervous system. It has been known to fight depression, frigidity, treat impotence, insomnia, nervous tension, and stress related disorders. It is also said that ylang ylang soothes and inhibits anger born of frustration. This alone speaks volumes on its effectiveness. The ability of ylang ylang oil to calm the entire body is where its power lies. It lowers high blood pressure and can help regulate heart arrhythmias.