Essential oils in home cosmetology are used much less frequently than base oils, since they have a very high concentration and need to be combined with something. For the same reason, it is very important to be careful with them. And yet, they are indispensable in the care procedures, but not every girl knows what a certain bottle is useful for. In particular, attention should be paid to ylang-ylang oil.
Ylang Ylang essential oil: properties and uses
Unlike base oils, obtained from food products - almonds, wheat, grapes, etc., essential oils are used only externally: they are not eaten because of the high concentration of the active substance. Nevertheless, even so, each of them - from sandalwood to rosemary - is able to provide a long list of its merits, and not only in the field of cosmetology. The evaporation of the essential oil can also affect the internal organs - from the nervous system to the reproductive system, so do not think that the “ether” is suitable only for different masks or wraps.
As for the essential oil of a tropical tree with an exotic name ylang-ylang, which is obtained by squeezing from barely revealed flowers and the subsequent steam or water distillation, its properties depend on what kind of oil was obtained during processing. Drugstores mainly offer to purchase a product of the highest (1st) brand, while in the finished product (lotion, cream) there are 2nd and 3rd. Moreover, experts note that these options because of the lower class have a less pleasant aroma, which often cause headaches to sensitive people. Therefore, if you want to protect yourself from such an unpleasant side effect, choose the 1st grade ylang-ylang essential oil. The very same aroma of the oil - the traditional floral, with a sweet note.
The primary importance of the essential oil is ylang-ylang for the nervous system: it has a calming effect, working as a mild antidepressant and stimulator of serotonin production. Undoubtedly, with serious diseases of the central nervous system it will be powerless, but in the initial stages of evaporation of this essential oil they block panic attacks, relieve tension caused by feelings, relieve emotional arousal. Psychotherapists claim that ylang-ylang essential oil is a good adaptogen and helper in vegetative-vascular dystonia with astheno-neurotic syndrome. Due to the positive impact on the central nervous system, the merits of oil in the normalization of the reproductive system, especially the menstrual cycle and menopause, have been noted.
In addition, it is possible to carry out procedures with this essential oil before important days, because it enhances the mood and gives you confidence in your own abilities, activates the hemisphere of the brain, which is responsible for creative and intuitive work. Also, ylang-ylang oil relieves cramps, because it relaxes the central nervous system, and is a natural aphrodisiac. To conduct the procedure of therapy with the essential oil of ylang-ylang, you need no more than 3 drops per aromatherapy bowl, and the duration of the session should not exceed 15 minutes.
On the essential oil of ylang-ylang left a lot of positive feedback, which highlighted the scope of cosmetology, and issues of general strengthening of the body and calm, which leaves no doubt about the benefits of the product. But some of them were especially noteworthy: for example, girls praise oil for the fact that with it they were able to accelerate hair growth and improve their condition. The restoration procedure sometimes consisted of several stages: in addition to adding 1-2 drops of ylang-ylang oil to masks and balms, the girls treated the wooden comb with this tool, after which they performed aromatherapy on the hair for 2-3 minutes. In addition, such reviews included recommendations for adding 2-3 drops of ylang-ylang oil to almond oil (2 tbsp) and using this mixture for the entire length of the hair. It should be left overnight, wrapped in a head with a towel, and washed off in the morning. In the shampoo, by the way, you can also add essential oil. But to dry the hair after such a procedure is desirable in natural conditions, without a hair dryer.
Alain: I never complained about the condition of my hair, I was used to taking care of them, but basically everything was limited to homemade masks and indelible means. A friend advised to try combing them with the use of the essential oil of ylang-ylang: drip a little on the wooden teeth and spend several times along the length. I was shocked when my hair seemed to be quite good after the 1st treatment had gained an incredible shine! Now this procedure is a mandatory step in daily care.
Ylang-ylang essential oil is undeservedly ignored when considering oils for cosmetology. As it was possible to be convinced on the above stated information, its merits are great. And if you do not like the overly sweet aroma of this oil, you can combine it with lemon or mint essential oil: it will not lose its properties, but it will be perceived differently.