Have you ever heard of Ylang ylang essential oil? Also known as ‘flower of flowers’, this natural ingredient has a lot of health and beauty benefits and is extracted from the fresh flowers of the ylang tree that grows in the Asian rainforests such as, Java, Philippines, Comoro and Sumatra. Even though it is not very popular, the ylang ylang essential oil can be found in many cosmetic products around the world. Keep reading and discover the amazing benefits of the ylang ylang essential oil for skin care:
#1 Treats acne.
With its antiseptic properties, this essential oil can clear up your acne and heal the acne wounds of your face. For the best results mix 2 drops of ylang ylang essential oil in 1 tbsp of witch hazel and apply on your face two times a week.
#2 Facial toner.
One of the best benefits of this oil is that it regulates the sebum on the skin. The sebum refers to the natural oil that is produced by our skin and this natural oil can be used as a facial toner to balance the production of the sebum and is especially good for oily and dry skin type.
#3 Has anti-aging effects.
The ylang ylang oil can maintain your skin younger and beautiful for a long time. It has antioxidant properties that fight the free radicals that are responsible for premature aging and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
#4 Soothes skin irritations.
Yes, the ylang ylang oil is perfect for soothing skin inflammations and irritations like eczema and psoriasis.
Bonus tip: You can make your facial cream at home with this essential oil. Mix 1/2 cup of shea butter, 2 tbsp of rose water and 1 tbsp of vegetable glycerin. Blend it until you get a white cream. Then add 5 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of ylang ylang essential oil and your face cream is ready. This face cream will keep your skin fresh, hydrated and smooth all day.