Lemon essential oil and Ylang Ylang oil
Essential oils are excellent for aromatherapy purposes, Lemon essential oil and Ylang Ylang oil are two of the best for enhancing your mood. You can use any essential oil in your diffuser and it will fill the room with a pleasant aroma, plus these oils have health benefits too. Let’s look at Lemon essential oil and Ylang Ylang oil for aromatherapy use in more detail.
Lemon essential oil
Lemon essential oil has a lovely fresh smelling aroma and it has antiseptic properties. You can mix Lemon oil with medicinal smelling oils like Eucalyptus or Tea Tree oil for a wonderful smelling and beneficial oil for your diffuser. Lemon oil works on an emotional, therapeutic and aesthetic level to provide a cleansing and uplifting effect.
The oil creates a happy atmosphere and replaces negative emotions, the freshness of Lemon oil gives it a sense of purity. Once you have added the oil to your diffuser it can help to reduce mental fatigue, it increases awareness and concentration. Studies have shown that if Lemon oil is diffused around an office, then errors decrease by 54%, clever Lemons!
Lemon oil helps to clarify the mind and it aids with decision making too, Lemon oil is widely known as the rational oil. You can use this pale yellow oil with other citrus oils or Neroli oil or Lavender oil for a perfect aromatherapy blend. Pure Lemon oil is the best type to buy as adulterated Lemon oil will have had other oils or substances added to them. Pure 100% cold pressed Lemon oil is the best type to purchase for all of your needs.
Ylang Ylang oil
Ylang Ylang oil has an intoxicating aroma that is perfect for use with a diffuser and all round aromatherapy uses. This oil is known as the oil of love, it is used as an aphrodisiac and the name means the flower of love! The aroma is floral and sweet, but if you use to much it can overpower a room, so use just a few drops at a time. You can mix Ylang Ylang oil with other essential oils or on its own.
This spicy and exotic, sweet and floral essential oil is perfect for a calming and euphoric effect, it can relieve tension, anxiety, panic, palpitations and reducing rapid heartbeat. It can help with high blood pressure and the calming properties of the oil can reduce insomnia. Ylang Ylang oil has great natural antiseptic properties too and it helps with negative feelings like rage, frustration and anger. This oil can also benefit the skin as well as the mind. It can balance out dry skin and oily skin, it can also be used on the scalp for itchy skin conditions.
The best uses for Ylang Ylang oil are to put a few drops in a diffuser or add a few drops to bath to relieve the day’s tension. You can also use the oil for massage purposes, just add a few drops to a carrier oil for best effects.