Essential Oils 101 – Tagetes – Ylang Ylang


  • Tagetes
  • Tea Tree (Melaleuca)
  • Thyme
  • Vanilla
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang Ylang

Tagetes Essential Oil (Top)

Properties: Tagetes essential oil is an antibiotic, antimicrobial (kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth), antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, disinfectant, insecticide and a sedative substance.

Health benefits: It inhibits biotic, microbial and other parasitic growth, protects against sepsis, relaxes spasms, fights infections, kills and repels insects, soothes inflammation and nervous disorders.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca) Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Tea tree essential oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial (kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth), antiviral, fungicide, insecticide, antiseptic, cicatrisant (skin healing), expectorant, stimulant and sudorific (induces sweating) in nature.

Health benefits: It inhibits bacterial, microbial, and viral infections, kills insects, protects wounds from becoming septic, promotes absorption of nutrients, speeds up healing of scars, cures coughs and colds, stimulates systemic functions and appropriate discharges.

Thyme Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Thyme essential oil is an antispasmodic, antirheumatic (slow rheumatoid arthritis down), antiseptic, bactericidal (kills bacteria), cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant (skin healing), diuretic, emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifugal (kill worms) substance.

Health benefits: It stops spasms, relieves rheumatism by removing toxins, protects wounds from becoming septic, and kills bacteria, cures chest infections, coughs and colds, is good for heart health, relieves excess gas, heals scars, increases urination and regulates menstrual cycles.

Vanilla Essential Oil (Base)

Properties: Vanilla essential oil is an antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-carcinogenic, febrifuge (reduce fever), antidepressant, sedative, tranquilising and relaxing substance.

Health benefits: It neutralises the effects of free radicals and other oxidants, repairs damages due to oxidation, enhances the libido and promotes sexual arousal, inhibits the growth of cancerous cells, reduces fever, fights depression and uplifts mood, soothes inflammation, reduces nervous disorders, promotes sleep, reduces stress and anxiety through its soothing qualities.

Vetiver Essential Oil (Base)

Properties: Vetiver essential oil is an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant (skin healing), nervine (calm the nerves), sedative, tonic and a vulnerary (wound healing) compound.

Health benefits: It soothes inflammation, protects against sepsis, enhances the libido, speeds the healing process of scars and spots, cures nervous disorders and boosts the body’s ability to heal itself.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Base/Middle)

Properties: Ylang Ylang essential oil is an antidepressant, antiseborrhoeic (preventing or relieving seborrheic dermatitis), antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive (lowering the blood pressure), nervine (calm the nerves) and sedative substance.

Health benefits: It fights against depression and uplifts mood, stops sebum secretion, protects against sepsis, increases libido and cures various sexual disorders, reduces blood pressure, cures nervous disorders, soothes inflammation and reduces the severity of nervous disorders.



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