The Many Benefits Of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

From helping you to drift off to helping brighten your mood, here’s why you’ll find it expertly blended into our products…

The Many Benefits Of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Meet ylang ylang... the essential oil that can do wonders for your wellbeing. From helping you to drift off to helping you to relax and even brighten your mood. Here’s everything you need to know…

Derived from the delicate star-shaped flower that grows in the likes of India and Indonesia, ylang ylang is found in some of the most iconic fragrances around the world.  It’s sweet and floral with a hint of spice that adds richness and really packs a punch. Not just this, but it’s also well known for its aromatherapy benefits too which is why you’ll find it expertly blended into a whole host of NEOM favourites including our dreamy Bedtime Hero collection. 

Ready to find out how ylang ylang can help to boost your wellbeing? Here are three reasons why you’ll love it as well as a round up of the best ylang ylang essential oil products that deserve a place in your routine… 


What Are The Benefits Of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil?

Here are three of our favourites… 


1. It Can Help With Sleep

Ylang ylang is one of the best essential oils to help with sleep and could make you doze off easier. In fact, research has found that when using ylang ylang alongside other sleepy essential oils including lavender and bergamot, it can help to relax the body and mind, making it easier to snooze. Another study (which you can read here) found that even when compared to a placebo, ylang ylang essential oil supported people with sleep problems and boosted their overall sleep quality, thanks to the soothing effect this essential oil can have on the mind.


2. It Can Help Reduce Stress 

Feeling overwhelmed after a busy day? Ylang ylang essential oil could be the answer. The relaxing fragrance is thought to help reduce stress, boost calm and balance emotions. And, there’s a science to it. A study found that inhaling ylang ylang essential oil once daily for four weeks could help to reduce blood pressure, stress levels and anxiety. Another study (which you can read here) found that ylang ylang can affect certain areas of the brain that are involved when it comes to reducing feelings of anxiousness too. 


3. It Can Help To Boost Your Self Esteem 

Ylang ylang’s powerful calming effects have also been shown in initial studies (like this one) to have a knock-on effect on self-esteem. That’s because low confidence can sometimes happen when we feel our emotions are out of balance. The study shows that ylang ylang can boost positive emotions which can impact self-esteem. Think of it as like having a self-affirming mantra in a bottle, that might give you a little boost without even realising. 


The Very Best Ylang Ylang Products

Ready to reap the rewards of ylang ylang? Great news as you'll find it expertly blended into plenty of our feel-good favourites. Here are some we think you'll love... 


Sensuous Essential Oil Blend

Our Sensuous Essential Oil Blend is not only home to ylang ylang but frankincense and patchouli too. Deep, spicy and floral, this is a fan favourite for helping you to unwind. Try popping in your Wellbeing Pod in the evenings or scenting your space for a slow Sunday.

Bedtime Hero Bath Foam

A sleepy scent for those who aren’t a fan of lavender, our Bedtime Hero Bath Foam welcomes chamomile, ylang ylang and cedarwood to let a feeling of calm wash over you as you soak. Softening marshmallow, coconut oil, aloe vera and sweet almond oil also work  wonders for nourishing the skin. 

Ylang Ylang, Vetivert & Tonka Bean Essential Oil Blend

One of our most luxurious essential oil blends, this one is great for helping you to de-stress. It’s heady and fragrant with a touch of spice, featuring ylang ylang, smoky vetivert and sweet tonka bean. It’s really warming and very comforting so try diffusing through your Wellbeing Pod to add a touch of luxury to your space or create a calming moment by adding a few drops to your bath.

Bedtime Hero Pillow Mist

Supercharge your evening routine and let us be your Bedtime Hero with our Pillow Mist. With a blend of calming chamomile and soothing cedarwood (alongside ylang ylang of course), just a few spritz' on your bedding before lights out is enough to help you drift off. After just one use, you'll soon see why our community has dubbed this a nightly necessity.

Ylang Ylang, Vetivert & Tonka Bean Scented Candle

Creamy and comforting, our new Ylang Ylang, Vetivert & Tonka Bean Scented Candle welcomes exotic ylang ylang, earthy vetivert and sweet tonka bean for a calming fragrance to help you hit the ‘off’ button. After all, there’s nothing more relaxing than lighting a candle, and even better when it’s in a luxurious, reusable ceramic with soothing tones of soft, duck-egg blue.