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The Top 5 Benefits of Ylang-Ylang

The Top 5 Benefits of Ylang-Ylang - vitalewellness

One of the trendiest skincare ingredients at the moment (link to Trending Australian Beauty Ingredients….), Ylang-Ylang is a prized component in the beauty world. It’s pronounced “Ee-lang Ee-lang”, and receives its name from the repetition of “ilang”, the Tagalog word to describe “wilderness”, as it’s naturally found in tropical rainforests. It’s usually integrated into beauty products in the form of essential oil, extracted from the yellow star-shaped flowers of the Cananga tree. It’s been used for centuries in its native South Pacific regions, primarily in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, in many different ways, from a hair pomade to hydrate the hair to an unguent to heal burns, bites, and cuts. It has an unforgettable scent, floral, sweet,


5 Amazing Benefits of Ylang-Ylang

This powerful essential oil is reputed to have many therapeutic properties and medicinal benefits that have been demonstrated for centuries and are now backed by science. No wonder why it’s so sought after and why many skincare products today include it in their ingredients list. Some of its most impressive qualities:

  1. It helps control the skin’s oil production. It balances oil production in the skin and hair, preventing excessive oiliness or dryness.
  2. Lowers high blood pressure. It’s an easy, natural, and effective agent to treat hypertension and other heart problems, as recent studies have shown.
  3. It has sedative properties. It helps relieve the mind from stress and anxiety, as it aids in calming nervous afflictions, premenstrual syndrome, anger, and nerves. It also helps treat sleeping problems like insomnia.
  4. Soothes inflammation and irritation. It has anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great choice to address problems like acne.
  5. It helps fight bacteria and infections. Its antiseptic properties prevent infections and have been doing for centuries when native communities used them for curing abrasions, cuts or burns. It also speeds up the healing process of any wound.

How to Use Ylang-Ylang in Your Daily Routine

Ylang-Ylang is an all-rounder. With both medicinal and cosmetic properties, it’s a great ingredient to have around as an essential oil or incorporated into your usual skincare products. Here are some of our favourite cleansers and lotions that include it as an active ingredient:

  1. Our Vitale Hand Wash is a luxurious blend of Ylang-Ylang, Bergamot, Cedarwood, and Vetiver. From something as simple (and as frequent now) as washing your hands, you get some of its great aromatherapy properties while deeply disinfecting the skin.
  2. Arran’s Glen Rosa Fig & Ylang-Ylang Body Lotion is a body lotion with a nourishing and nongreasy formula that leaves the scents of fig and Ylang-Ylang on the skin. It’s enriched with other essential oils, aloe vera, shea butter, and coconut oil for a creamy and luxurious feeling.
  3. Suneeta London’s Almond & Ylang-Ylang Face Cream has a mousse-like texture so it feels light on the skin, while deeply nourishing and invigorating it. It’s formulated with cold-pressed almond oil and cocoa butter and it’s packed with vitamins A, B, and E.
  4. Beekman’s Ylang-Ylang & Tuberose Shampoo is made with goat milk and different essential oils. It helps revitalise tired and broken hair for a visibly younger and healthy glow and also features the scents of Bergamot, Amber, and Jasmine.
  5. AER’s Ylan Ylang fragrance is multi-faceted and unusual, as it highlights the buttery, spicy and sweet notes of the Ylang-Ylang. It also includes notes of Jasmin, Damask Rose, Grapefruit, Violet Leaf, and Coconut.

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