People apply ylang ylang oil to the skin to promote relaxation, kill bacteria, lower blood pressure, and increase sexual desire. It is also part of a combination spray used to kill head lice. The smell of ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy is used for memory and thinking skills.
For an ideal essential oil blend, combine Ylang Ylang oil with Bergamot, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Marjoram, Sandalwood, or Vetiver essential oils for diffusion.
Ylang ylang essential oil comes from a tree native to Asian and South Pacific Island rainforests—the oil is especially fragrant and known for its sedative effects. Diffuse a few drops of ylang ylang oil in the evenings to create a relaxing environment in your home or add to a warm bath to alleviate stress and tension.