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4 Amazing Benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Plus DIY Hormone Balancing Roller

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Ylang Ylang essential oil has been used for centuries for its amazing benefits. Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata var. genuine), is steam distilled from the blossoms of the Cananga odorata var. genuina tree. Or more easily described as the ylang ylang tree, which grows in tropical environments. It is native to southeast Asia and the flowers are pale green, later turning yellow. The tree is not as vibrant and colorful as many other tropical flowers. But don’t let the lack of bright colors fool you. The scent makes up for it with its rich, sweet, sensual aroma. It can smell very strong, so use sparingly at first. This will prevent you from experiencing a headache.

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This is certainly an oil that is well known for its calming effect. It’s beneficial when looking to get a good night’s sleep. Adding it to a blend of lavender and bergamot can really promote deep relaxation so you can get and stay asleep. When looking at oils that offer a mild sedating action, ylang ylang essential oil differs from others. For example, jasmine, which promotes alertness while relaxing the mind. Ylang Ylang decreases alertness as it calms. The aroma will uplift the mood. It will provide more of a euphoric state to help one feel pleasure and joy. This can make ylang ylang a great essential oil to use for high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression.



Because of its soothing yet stimulating properties, ylang ylang has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. One of its uses is helping to lower blood pressure and heart rate. Especially when there is high stress involved. How? The oil has been shown to lower cortisol levels in our bodies. Cortisol is a hormone secreted by our adrenal gland. It is also known as the “stress hormone.” When our body is under stress, the hormone is secreted at higher levels. Besides high blood pressure, prolonged increased cortisol levels can also lead to other issues. Some of these being weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, mood disorders, decreased immune responses, osteoporosis, and even type 2 diabetes.

Ylang ylang is an effective balancing agent on the skin. It absorbs oils and prevents excessive dryness of the skin and hair. There are also ant-bacterial properties, as well as skin cell regenerating actions. Natural healers have effectively used it for burns, cuts, and insect bites. It is often used to help with pain and inflammation. Add it to blends for skin irritation and sore muscles and joints. Especially when due to tension.


As you have already learned, Ylang Ylang is great to use when needing to sleep. It is also great for combating anxiety and depression, easing muscle tension, and nourishing the skin. These categories fall into symptoms of PMS and menopause. This being secondary to the hormonal imbalance that occurs during this time. Insomnia can be a life-altering issue in general, especially for many women experiencing hormonal imbalances. Ylang Ylang has been effectively, widely used for sleep disturbances. Its chemical composition promotes a sedative outcome. Hormonal imbalance often causes mood disruptions, leading to irritability, anxiety, and depression.

This essential oil is the perfect choice when used in blends to help combat this. Especially when blending with other calming oils to effectively and naturally calm the nervous system. During menstruation, a woman may experience cramping. Ylang Ylang is a great oil to use in blends to help soothe this. With its antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory actions, as well as the calming influence. We are familiar with skin issues that may develop during PMS, such as acne and excess oil, which ylang ylang works to balance.

Low Libido

Still, it can help regenerate new skin cells when used with maturing skin during menopause, as well. As a bonus, there is a subtle cooling sensation with this oil. It can help ease those pesky hot flashes that a woman experiences during this phase of life. Low libido is yet another occurrence of menopause. Ylang Ylang has been used for centuries to promote sensual awakening. It might just be one of the oldest uses for this essential oil.  This is a must-have to include in any blend that is created for hormonal balance. Find out what other essential oils help with hormone imbalance here

In conclusion, emotionally and energetically, ylang ylang encourages feelings of mild euphoria while it relaxes and calms. It promotes sensual awakening as it offers balance and comfort. Skin becomes nourished and regenerated as it soothes. Muscle tension then eases. Cramping is less severe. Other essential oils that may blend well with ylang ylang are as follows: lavender, bergamot, jasmine, sweet orange, and distilled lime. Make this hormone balancing blend with the following recipe below. 

Hormone Balance Roller Bottle

What will you need?

Add coconut oil to an amber roller bottle using funnel or syringe. Add drops of essential oil as listed. Snap on steel roller top and gently roll in the palm of your hands to mix. Use on the back of the neck, behind ears, across the abdomen or on the inner aspect of feet. This will help with hormone balance, 3 times daily.

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