Ylang Ylang

Latin name: Cananga odorata

Function

  • good for circulatory system, especially blood pressure
  • balances hormones
  • calms nervous system
  • helps PMS symptoms

Properties

  • anti-depressant
  • nervine
  • antiseptic
  • antispasmodic
  • sedative

Ylang ylang can calm a person and bring them back into a state of peace.

 

Lavender Oil

Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula latifolia, Lavandula x intermedia

Function

  • calming
  • good for headaches, stress, colds, and flu
  • helps heal the skin
  • muscle pain
  • aids PMS symptoms
  • insect repellant

Properties

  • anti-depressant
  • antiseptic
  • anti-viral
  • anti-bacterial
  • expectorant
  • sedative
  • nervine

Lavandula angustifolia is the most common lavender, it is soothing.  Lavandula latifolia is also known as spike lavender and is better for the respiratory and muscular systems.  Lavandula x intermedia is also known as lavendin, it is calming, antiseptic, and anti-viral.