The sweet, highly floral, jasmine-like aroma of ylang ylang makes this oil irresistible. It is often used as an anti-depressant as well as a spiritual balancer. Use ylang ylang to treat frigidity and impotence in men. Ylang ylang has a reputation for acting as an aphrodisiac. Ylang ylang can balance hormones, treat PMS and menopausal symptoms. In some cases of infertility caused by amenorrhoea, it may help bring on periods. Ylang ylang can be used in a facial toner to balance oily skin. Used in a compress, it can help lower a fever. This is the oil from the first distillation. While the other distillations are fine for fragrancing, they are no substitute for the extra. Ylang ylang blends well with clary sage, rosewood, bergamot, vetiver, sandalwood, orange, mandarin and many other oils for truly exotic blends.
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