Oily Inspiration: Ylang Ylang

Ylang ylang has been used for centuries to help support people in chill-out mode, whether they've been dodging predators or simply fleeing an overflowing inbox.

It's a versatile oil, known to invigorate or soothe depending upon how it's blended with other oils. It's also rumored to help ignite amorous feelings, thanks to its heady romantic aroma.

Diffuse this beautiful scent to create a relaxing environment, or dilute it in a carrier oil to apply it topically (massage, anyone?). Ylang ylang is found in many beauty products, from skin care to hair care, thanks to its balancing properties.

You'll find ylang ylang in several Young Living blends, including Awaken™, Believe™, Clarity™, Dragon Time™, Peace & Calming® and Forgiveness™. Diffuse any of those blends to amplify your meditation or yoga practice, to enhance a sense of peace at the end of a long day, or help you open your heart chakra and increase your affinity for self and others.

We love the beautiful floral aroma of ylang ylang, and can't help but think that it loves us back. Pop over to our Essential Oils Resource Page, our sister Amplified by Essential Oils Facebook page or contact us to learn more.

photos: flowers unknown, Ylang Ylang oil bottle Young Living

This post originally appeared on March 30, 2016