5 Ylang Ylang Diffuser Blends and Benefits

Ylang ylang essential oil is extracted from the star-shaped flowers in the tropical ylang ylang tree. Rich with a floral scent, ylang ylang is known for luxury and indulgence in many fragrances and skin rejuvenation and cleansing products.

In addition to its many nourishing properties, ylang ylang has a romantic aroma that offers a range of therapeutic benefits.

Benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

5 Ylang Ylang Diffuser Blends and Benefits  

Before listing our favorite ylang ylang essential oil blend recipes, here are the key benefits of this oil:

  • Mood enhancement: One of the most powerful benefits of ylang ylang is its impact on mood. It can help ward off depression while driving away stress and mood swings.
  • Wound healing: Thanks to its antiseptic properties, ylang ylang can help heal cuts and various abrasions that arrive from wounded skin. The oil helps fight off bacterial infections that can develop in such wounds.
  • Sexual health: Ylang ylang has aphrodisiac properties that can activate “senses of romance” and increase sex drive. The oil helps combat loss of libido that is often triggered by stress, depression, and other mental and psychological issues.
  • Relaxation: The sedative properties included in ylang ylang promote peace and relaxation. Having trouble sleeping? Stressed out from a high workload? Ylang ylang helps sedate the daily stressors we all deal with.

All in all, ylang ylang essential oil is a versatile oil that helps curb many debilitating symptoms. That’s why it has become a centerpiece in a lot of aromatherapy blends.

Blend Recipes Using Ylang Ylang

Now you know about the numerous benefits ylang ylang has to offer, below are our favorite diffuser recipes that use this oil:

1. Calm Blend

Maybe you are a high-energy person. Maybe the stress of everyday life makes it difficult to calm down in the evenings. If you need to slow down your brain, try diffusing this calming blend:

  • 2 drops of ylang ylang
  • 2 drops of patchouli
  • 1 drop of bergamot

Ylang Ylang Recipe - Calm Blend

2. Sleep Blend

Struggle with insomnia? Suffer from restless leg syndrome? This blend calms your body and your mind to get to sleep quicker and stay asleep longer:

  • 2 drops of ylang ylang
  • 2 drops of lavender
  • 1 drop of vetiver

Ylang Ylang Recipe - Sleep Blend

3. Uplifting Blend

Suffer from depression? Maybe the occasional mood swing? Diffusing this “wake up happy” blend is a great way to start off your day:

  • 2 drops of ylang ylang
  • 2 drops of lavender
  • 1 drop of bergamot

Ylang Ylang Recipe - Uplifting Blend

4. Energy Blend

Need a morning boost? Or maybe an afternoon pick-me-up? Increase your focus and concentration with this energy blend:

  • 2 drops of ylang ylang
  • 2 drops of orange
  • 1 drop of peppermint

Ylang Ylang Recipe - Energy Blend

5. Holiday Blend

Need a blend that meshes well with the holidays? If you want to put yourself in the Christmas spirit, this blend will get you in the mood:

  • 2 drops of ylang ylang
  • 2 drops of cinnamon
  • 1 drop of orange
  • 1 drop of clove

Ylang Ylang Recipe - Holiday Blend

Other Applications

Before wrapping up, understand that ylang ylang can be applied a number of ways. It can be used as an air freshener, it can be used for hair health, and it can improve circulation. When applying topically just be sure to mix with a carrier oil.

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