Ylang Ylang Oil To Help Soothe Your Inner Child. Why Ylang Ylang oil is one of the essential oils commonly used to gently soothe, relax and support your nervous system from inner child trauma when used alongside inner child healing and therapy.
Ylang Ylang Oil (Yi Lan Yi Lan)
Botanical Name: Cananga odorata
Ylang Ylang Oil is extracted from the Ylang Ylang Tree also known as Cananga odorata, a yellow star- shaped flower of tropical descent native to beautiful Asian areas around the Indian Ocean such as the Philippines, India, Malaysia. The ylang ylang flower only blooms at night, it has a bright floral scent.
Ylang Ylang Oil Benefits
Ylang Ylang Oil has deeply spiritual properties as well as healing and nurturing properties. When used correctly the oil of ylang ylang acts as a soothing balm when consciously working our inner child wounding and trauma. Especially ylang ylang extracted from the yellow flower as it has soothing properties on the nervous system.
In traditional medicine especially ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine ylang ylang has been widely used to help treat various ailments such as
- heart palpitations, tachycardia
- lower high blood pressure
- nerve tonic
- sleep issues, nightmares and night terrors
- stomach issues
In ayurvedic medicine Ylang ylang essential oil is used to help Pitta and Vata imbalances.
Medical Use Of Ylang Ylang Oil
In a variety of documented research Ylang ylang has been shown to help
- act as an anti-inflammatory
- alleviate anxiety and stress
- boost mood and mental wellbeing
- encourage relaxation
- help heal gout
- reduce depression
- lower heart rate and blood pressure
- treat asthma
- reduce rheumatic symptoms
Ylang Ylang is also used in beverages, ice cream and sweets.
Choosing The Right Grade Of Ylang Ylang Oil
To get the optimum healing properties of any essential oil it is important to choose a high grade quality essential oil. I have tried many different essential oil brands over the last 30 years NYR Organics Ylang Ylang Oil and Doterra Ylang are my favourites in relation to quality of grade.
NYR Organics tend to be lower priced and are UK’s first certified organic health and beauty brand, I LOVE that NYR are a brand of high integrity and the safe and effective use of essential oils is clear in their products and marketing.
Doterra don’t seem to be as clear on safety and effectiveness, and all I am going to say I have personally witnessed too many skin burns and other toxicity issues due to in correct advice and use by some of their ambassadors.
Ylang Ylang Oil To Heal Your Inner Child
Ylang Ylang the inner child oil, one of the best essential oils to help the inner child
It helps calm and restore the nervous system
Opens and heals the heart chakra.
Supports and balances the right brain.
Encourages a state of flow and balanced creativity.
Support a mental and emotional energy of gratitude.
Is a natural anti-depressant, soothes the inner child wounding.
Can aid sleep, alleviate nightmares and nigh traumas.
I have personally found Ylang Ylang extremely soothing and healing during the deepest challenges of my life. It helped me to completely eliminate nightmares while chronically and seriously ill in my early twenties.
How To Use Ylang Ylang Oil
Aromatherapy Bath is one of the most effective ways to use ylang ylang oil, next best way to use ylang ylang for your inner child is an aromatherapy massage, a massage that applies a ylang ylang oil blend with a carrier oil to the whole body or parts of the body; for example chest, tummy, back, arms, legs, feet.
The aromatherapist carefully blends a selection of oils with a carrier oil, also known as a massage oil to suit your individual needs. But note blending oils is an art, a
An aromatherapy bath
The best way to add any essential oils to the bath is to add the oils to a base oil that will easily disperse in the bath such as avocado, coconut oil, olive oil.
Then add 5 ml of your ylang ylang oil or add 5 drops of Pure Essential Oils to bathwater. You can include another essential oil in the 5 drops to be more grounding add 4 drops ylang ylang and 1 drop of Frankincense or Sandalwood. To be more uplifting choose 1 drop of orange or Mandarin, Jasmine or Rose Essential Oil.
Ylang Ylang blends well with Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver.
Then thoroughly disperse in water before entering the bathwater.
Relax in the bath for a minimum of 10-15 minutes to get the full benefit.
Essential Oil Cautions and Contraindications
Most people underestimate the power, properties, and potency of essential oils. Even though essential oils are extracts of nature every essential oil is uniquely made up of different volatile compounds.Each essential oil tends to have a long list of therapeutic properties but some have potentially toxic and harmful properties when not used in the right dilution or not in a safe and effective way.
Use essential oils with care, especially when applying essential oil blends on children, the elderly, those with certain health challenges or medical conditions. Always check with your doctor and a qualified aromatherapist to see if essential oils are suitable for any chronic or rare medical condition.