Ylang Ylang to the rescue…
A favourite essential oil for the month of February is Ylang Ylang. Extracted from the Cananga Odorata tree, Ylang Ylang is the “flower of flowers”and a popular essential oil thanks to its health benefits.
It carries antidepressant, sedative, antiseptic and hypotensive properties and is awell known aphrodisiac, making it perfect for Valentine’s Day. According to legend, the goddess of love and sensuality, Aphrodite, made use of ylang-ylang in her love den!
The great thing about Ylang Ylang is that only a small drop is needed to reap the benefits. Lightly dip a cotton bud in Ylang Ylang oil, place it close to your bed and watch the magic unfold! Exercise caution, however, as too much can cause nausea and an unwanted heightened state of euphoria.
Ylang Ylang infused products that will get you in the mood for love….
Beaucience Cleansing Gel (R59.99 at Wellness Warehouse) is a great gel facial cleanser, formulated to be gentle on the skin. With the presence of unique essential oils, Ylang Ylang included, the skin is left feeling calm, moisturised and fresh.
Other love-boosting essential oils…
For a perfume that spellbinds and creates an aura of mystery and charm, Lancome Magie Noire (R1 050 for 75m at Departments stores) is for you and, your S.O will be unable to resist you with its enigmatic power
By Cynthia Gwebu
BB Beauties, will you be using Ylang Ylang in the near future? What other essentials oils are you familiar with? Leave your answers in the comment section below!
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