Ylang Ylang Oil

The Canaga Tree (known as the “perfume tree”), native to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, produces gorgeous yellow-green flowers, called Ylang Ylang, and known for their distinctive exotic fragrance.  Ylang Ylang essential oil has many therapeutic benefits for hair treatment.   During the Victorian age in England it was used as a natural hair growth treatment, and is still widely used today as a natural remedy to combat hair loss from both stress and alopecia.  When the scalp produces insufficient sebum, the scalp becomes dry and prone to damage and disease, while the hair becomes thin, brittle and breaks off easily.  Ylang Ylang oil is a natural conditioning agent, stimulating the sebaceous glands to increase the production of sebum, which keeps the hair healthy and conditioned.  Ylang Ylang contains an antibacterial and antifungal compound called linalool, which has clinically proven to exhibit antimicrobial activities towards Staphylococcus strains and other microbial infections (*21). Ylang Ylang essential oil also contains isoeugenol, a compound known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and shown to reduce oxidative stress.  Isoeugenol has also been reported to have wound healing properties, and studies on skin fibroblast cells have shown anti-proliferative properties displaying promise against chronic disease.  Ylang Ylang essential oil has been traditionally used to decorate the beds of newly weds in Indonesia for its soothing and aphrodisiac nature.  Studies have proven Ylang Ylang’s soothing aroma helped reduce anxiety and improve self-esteem.