Are you interested in elevating your well being journey with ylang ylang essential oil spiritual benefits? This article is your answer to that.
There are many essential oils that are connected to your physical health. Choosing them is a relatively easy decision because there are visible improvements to your health.
Essential oils for chakras and spirituality, however, sound a little less than believable, and I understand your scepticism.
Holistic healing with aromatherapy oils is very real and for the past few years the world has finally begun to acknowledge its requirement.
Naturally (pun intended), there were bound to be some essential oils that aid in improving one’s mental health too. Ylang-Ylang essential oil is indeed a force to be reckoned with in this respect.
None of it has any semblance to cultural practices but is instead theory proven with practice.
What Are Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Spiritual Benefits?
Ylang-Ylang essential oil has a long-running association with self-care. It can bring about a sense of groundedness, relaxation and focus. All of these are properties that indicate it is an apt choice for meditation and self-care routines.
In this section, I’ll discuss various reasons why ylang-ylang oil is a go-to oil for balancing your heart chakra and connecting with yourself.
Calm Down (baby calm down)
Ylang-Ylang oil is known to help you relax, destress and calm down. It is the perfect aromatic oil to unwind after a long day and just connect with yourself.
This is also why it has often been used in spas as a massage and aromatic oil. I would call it the perfect example of aromatherapy and mindfulness.
As one of the most researched aromatic oils, there is plenty of research backing it up too.
Ylang-Ylang is used to help combat hypertension, depression and anxiety as well!
Feeling turbulence in your emotions? Ylang-Ylang is a great choice to help balance emotional turmoil and develop a positive state of mind.
Balanced emotions are naturally crucial if you’re looking to embark on a spiritual journey of any sort.
Think about it, you wouldn’t set sail when there’s a storm at the port now, would you?
Out of the 7 Chakra wheels residing in your body, the 4th wheel is known as the Heart Chakra or Anahata.
As the name suggests, it is linked to your ability to develop and nurture healthy relationships.
Feelings of love, compassion and empathy are deeply rooted in the heart chakra. These feelings are very commonly disturbed in today’s day and age, resulting in a lot of relationship-induced stress and anxiety.
But wait a minute, aren’t stress, anxiety and depression exactly the type of ailments ylang-ylang is known to help combat?
With the calm that ylang-ylang brings with it comes a renewed sense of love that helps you align your heart chakra like never before. Don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself, you won’t regret it (even if you do the ylang-ylang will probably calm you down hehe).
Mental health meshes with your physical health and vice-versa, that is common knowledge.
But the tension, anxiety and stress you feel mentally can translate physically in the form of stomach, back and chest pains; that’s something not a lot of us know.
So ylang-ylang essential oil not only clears the tensions in your mind but the body as well. Perfect oil to help you get a sense of groundedness for the next time you meditate.
You’ve read what ylang-ylang can do for you. Now why don’t you read on to find out how it can do that for you?
How To Use Ylang Ylang Essential Oil For Spiritual Benefits?
If you’ve been following my blogs long enough, you must have realised this would come up sooner not later. Aromatherapy is an all-time favourite for a majority of essential oil enthusiasts, and for good reason.
Before you meditate or sit down to relax, just add a few drops to your diffuser’s tray and let it spread the scent and the wave of calm that comes with it.
This involves topical application, so make sure you dilute ylang-ylang with a suitable carrier oil like jojoba, argan or coconut oil.
Applying it to your pulse points can help you elevate your meditational experience. Since ylang-ylang is associated with your heart chakra, it is recommended to apply some on your chest, right over the heart’s position.
Additionally, applying it on your forehead can also help with awakening your third eye which can greatly benefit your focus and concentration.
In a soaking bath, mix a few drops of ylang-ylang either with a carrier oil or with some bath salts. Let it all mix in the bath before you soak it all in.
Bathing in ylang-ylang infused water can be a really cleansing phenomenon. Reflect in peace while you bathe and let go of all that is negative and holding you back.
Apply a little bit of the oil to your pillows before you sleep. This way, you can slowly inhale the aroma before falling asleep, helping you sleep and maybe even dream better.
Safety and Precautions
As I have repeatedly pointed out, essential oils are POTENT and can elicit strong reactions from your body if used improperly.
Always consult a doctor before using essential oils, check for possible allergies, and always do patch tests before going ahead with topical application, you know the drill.
Dilute your oils before usage with the appropriate medium.
Note: Ylang-Ylang is particularly known for causing skin irritation and should therefore be diluted more than the normal essential oil to ensure safety.
Conclusion For Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Spiritual Benefits
Ylang-Ylang is more than just a luxury scent you can find in expensive perfumes and spas.
It can be the catalyst of a spiritual journey, one that relaxes you and cleanses you of all negativity.
A strong fragrance that can help you unwind from emotional turmoil and bring a sense of balance, and groundedness.
An absolute necessity for those who wish to connect with themselves and restore their heart chakra alignments.
It is a little rough on the skin sometimes so you have to be careful about that, but it’s definitely worth a shot.