Ylang-ylang oil is great for many different uses, magical ones included! Are you curious to know how this oil can help us in our witchy craft and what all the other benefits and properties of this essential oil are?
What is ylang-ylang oil?
The essential oil of ylang-ylang is extracted by distillation of the flowers of the cananga odorata, a tropical plant widespread in Southeast Asia. The essence has a very intense, sweet, and flowery scent, which can resemble that of jasmine.
This essence is exploited by the perfume industry especially for the creation of feminine fragrances, precisely because of its sweet aroma and its oriental notes.
Ylang-ylang is known for its calming aromatherapy properties; it is also an excellent aphrodisiac, used since ancient times for weddings, both for decorations and to embellish brides. In cosmetics, however, this essence is very useful as an antiseptic against oily skin and dermatitis.
In addition, it is an excellent strengthener of nails and hair. But let’s see in more detail what the properties and benefits of ylang-ylang essential oil are.
What is ylang-ylang essential oil used for?
Here are the main uses of ylang-ylang for aromatherapy and natural cosmetics:
- Antidepressant and anti-stress
- Strengthener for nails and hair
Just like rose and jasmine, ylang-ylang has always been used for its aphrodisiac quality, thanks to the rebalancing activity of physiological impulses, emotions, and sexuality. Used in aromatherapy, it enhances femininity.
This essence brings many benefits because it stimulates the brain, reducing anger and frustration. Ylang-ylang calms the moods that lead to agitation and anxiety. For this tonic to function on a psychological level, I advise you to combine ylang-ylang with citrus fruits that improve mood and restore happiness.
The essential oil of ylang-ylang is particularly effective on oily skin, acne, and dermatitis due to hormonal imbalances even in old age. Its use on the skin reduces imperfections and also has a moisturizing and nourishing action on the tissues. Ylang-ylang is excellent against eczema and skin inflammations of psycho-somatic origin.
The essence of ylang-ylang used on nails and hair will give you strength and shine thanks to its moisturizing and nourishing properties. For greater effectiveness, combine it with other essential oils, such as rosemary or rosewood.
Magickal properties and uses of ylang-ylang
- Boost your energies while waiting for a spell to manifest
- Aphrodisiac massages
- Love spell bath
- Better hair potion
- Beauty lotion for a beautiful body
If you feel you need an energetic boost, if you feel drained from waiting for a spell to manifest and you need to press the pause button, I recommend combining one drop of ylang-ylang with 4 drops of mandarin essential oil or bergamot essence.
The addition of citrus fruits softens the sweet note of ylang-ylang and allows you to create an aromatherapy mix useful for states of anxiety and depression. If you feel overwhelmed by negative feelings, this mixture is great.
Doing massages with ylang-ylang will give you moments of absolute well-being thanks to its aphrodisiac and stimulating action. In 50 ml of jojoba oil, add 2 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil, 1 drop of jasmine essence, and 1 drop of rose essence. Allow yourself at least 20 minutes of massage with light and delicate movements.
This is a great ritual right before casting a sex spell.
Take a love spell bath with ylang-ylang to boost your love life! Visualize the person you love and want in your life, prepare a bathtub with 200 g of whole sea salt, and add 3 drops of ylang-ylang essence. Stir this mixture for a few minutes with a wooden spoon and let it rest for half an hour.
Fill the bathtub with hot water and pour in the salts enriched with essential oil. Immerse yourself in this aromatic bath for 25 minutes. While relaxing, continue visualizing you and your love together, saying the words “you are mine” out loud.
After doing a spell for your hair, to strengthen it and restore its natural glow, take a dose of your usual restructuring mask and add 2 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil, 3 drops of rosemary essence, and 2 drops of rosewood essence.
Mix everything and apply it to the scalp and hair. Leave it on for half an hour and then proceed with normal washing. Repeat this magical mask once a week.
After casting a beauty spell, simply add 2 drops of ylang-ylang essence to your face or body cream (per 50 ml of product). Apply the cream once a day.
For a stronger action, I also recommend adding 3 drops of lavender essential oil and 2 drops of tea tree oil.
Can I buy it online?
Yes of course! But try to buy organic products as, especially if you decide to apply it on your skin, you need to use natural products to avoid allergic reactions and to truly let nature and its nourishing vibes and properties do its magic!
Read other clients’ feedbacks and a little bit of the back story from the production of the ylang-ylang essential oil and the brand you want to rely on and see if they offer certification together with their products!
Or, if you don’t like the idea of buying it online, you can go to an herbalist shop and ask for help and guidance from the herbalist himself; most of the time, they are witchy friends and they love to help you find the best product for your craft!