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Feb 11 2013

Many of my clients love Ylang Ylang, many of my clients hate Ylang Ylang.  And that’s understandable. Ylang Ylang is one of those essential oils that you either love or hate, not much in between. This article is for the Ylang Ylang lovers, and for the Ylang Ylang haters.  The lovers will love it even more, the haters, will learn to like it and blend it with other essential oils so that the sweet heavy perfume won’t be much noticed, but the amazing therapeutic effect will!

Origin:

Ylang Ylang essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the flowers of the Cananga odorata tree. These trees are native to the Philippines and Indonesia and it also grows in Polinesia, Comoros and Madagascar.

Aroma:

Floral, heady, exotic, intensely sweet

Emotional Balance:

Ylang Ylang is exotic, intense and exciting. it’s believed that its healing properties can help in cases of impotence and frigidity. It can help dispel feelings of anger, jealousy and envy. With its sensual and soothing aroma, helps restore self-confidence and allows you to express  and appreciate your inner beauty. It  is relaxing and mildly sedative – especially useful if you have been battling stress and mental fatigue. It is helpful in dealing with anxiety, panic, and shock having a relaxing effect on the nervous system. It is also believed to help feelings of resentment, guilt and jealousy.

Did you know?

Ylang Ylang flowers are strewn on the beds of newly married South-Asian couples on their wedding night – need we say more?

Properties:

Antiseptic, antidepressant, calming and sedative, tones the circulatory system. It is considered to be helpful in cases of high blood pressure, combine 5  drops of Ylang Ylang, 5 Lavender, 5 Mandarin with 1 0z Carrier Oil  and apply on body daily. It has a balancing effect on the hormones and is a tonic for the uterus.

Ylang Ylang Uses For Skin Care

You can use it for both oily and dry skin, since it has a balancing effect on sebaceus production.  It is suitable for all skin types. For oily skin combine 1 oz Golden Jojoba Oil with 5 drops Ylang Ylang, 3 drops Rosemary and 2 drops of Geranium. Apply liberally on your face day and night. For dry skin combine 5 drops of Ylang Ylang, 5 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Rose Absolute.  Apply liberally on your face day and night.

Mixes well with:

Clary Sage, Geranium, LavenderLemon, Bergamot, Orange, Patchouli.

Personality:

Passionate, sensual, types who are the mistress or the lover. They live for ‘ being in love’. They are very entertaining and make good company and they thrive on attention. Their jobs usually involve items relating to beauty such as cosmetics or fabrics or hairdressing. They like excitement in their lives and will try out daring activities. They can however feel insecure about their appearance etc.If down they may neglect their appearance and become depressed and run away from life. © 2013, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.
   
Nov 30 2012

Year-end is usually a frenzied time for many of us, what with the piled-up work, holiday shopping, and family reunions. I realized that only recently when I began feeling stressed-out and sapped of energy by the end of the day (the cold weather only made it worse). I have always led a busy life but this time, it felt like my body was too exhausted to keep up with my lifestyle. Then it dawned upon me that I had not treated myself to an aromatic bath for quite some time. An aromatic bath may sound like something that takes up a lot of time but believe me; 40 minutes into it made me feel like I had regained my life force and all my stress melted away! That night, I slept like a baby and woke up feeling bright, energetic, and all charged up to face a new day. All it takes is a few minutes of “ME” time – you surely owe that much to yourself, don’t you?  aromatic bath Begin by cleaning your bathtub with 2 tbsp. of vinegar and 5 drops of Tea Tree oil, and fill it with hot water. This should take less than 10 minutes. In the meantime, mix 1/2 cup of sea salt or Epsom Salt with your favorite aromatherapy blend. Once the tub is full, add this mixture to the bath water and stir well. Now, detach yourself from worldly worries as you soak in the warm comfort of the bath – this is your moment so seize it completely. Take deep breaths and let the therapeutic oils penetrate your being. If you like to meditate, this is the perfect time to do it! Did you know that skin penetration is increased 100 times in this method?  [1]This makes aromatic baths one of the best ways to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy.  I often like to customize my aromatic bath according to my moods and health condition. Here are some of my favorite aromatherapy bath recipes, which have become quite popular with clients too.

The Calming Bath:

After a long day, de-stress and unwind with this relaxing blend. 5 drops of Lavender 3 drops of Bergamot  3 drops Clary Sage

The Aphrodisiac Bath:

Use these sensual oils in your bath and let the passions soar. 3 drops Ylang Ylang 2 drops Patchouli 3 drops Jasmine 2 drops Grapefruit

The Pain Relief Bath:

Do you feel achy and sore all over by the end of the day? It’s time to give your tired muscles some TLC. 5 drops Cedarwood 5 drops Spruce 2 drops Marjoram 3 drops Lemon

The Meditation Bath:

Transcend into a state a nirvana with these spiritually enriching scents. 5 drops of Frankincense 3 drops of Palo Santo 5 drops of Mandarin You can create your very own aromatic bath recipes using your favorite oils but do keep a few things in mind:
  1. Don’t use more than 10 drops of essential oils at a time.
  2. Avoid strong oils such as Basil, Cinnamon, Fennel, Peppermint, Orange, Ginger, Lemongrass and Black Pepper as these may irritate your skin.
  3. Avoid stimulating oils such as Rosemary and Cardamom during evening baths as these may interfere with your sleep.

 Are you ready to pamper yourself?

[1] Reference: Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 3e (Price, Aromatherapy for Health Professionals) © 2012, Cristina Proano-Carrion,Aromandina LLC
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.
 
Sep 20 2012

We have received multiple requests to publish a Chakra – Essential Oil Chart Enjoy!

CHAKRA

COLORS

ESSENTIAL OILS

# 7 Crown Chakra

Violet

Frankincense, Rosewood, Jasmine, Rose, Neroli

# 6 Third Eye Chakra

Indigo

Rosemary, Juniper, Lemon, Pine, Helichrysum, Thyme, Clary Sage

# 5 Throat Chakra

Blue

Blue Chamomile, Myrrh, Cypress, Basil, Hyssop, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood

# 4 Heart Chakra

Green

Geranium,Rose, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Mandarin, Jasmine, Lavender

# 3 Solar Plexus Chakra

Yellow

Juniper, Cedarwood, Black Pepper, Hyssop, Marjoram, Cardamom,  Lemon, Grapefruit, Vetiver

#2 Sacral Chakra

Orange

Jasmine, Rose, Sandalwood, Ginger, Clary Sage, Fennel, Cardamom

# 1 Base Chakra

Red

Myrrh, Patchouli,Vetiver, Rosewood, Thyme,  Frankincense, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang
Resources:

Aromatherapy Scent and Psyche by Peter and Kate Damian

Vibrational Healing by Deborah Eidson

Aromatherapy for the Soulby Valerie Ann Worwood

Subtle Aromatherapy by Patricia Davis

A Must Have Essential Oil Chart.

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