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Discovering Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) for Your Self Care

A plant native to the Philippines, Cananga odorata (known as Ylang Ylang) is a well-loved flower all over the world. As a popular ingredient in the fragrance industry, Cananga odorata’s sweet, exotic, and feminine aroma has the ability to calm our senses as a mood enhancer and support our emotional wellbeing.

But did you know that recent studies have shown that the phytochemicals of Ylang Ylang has a wide range of bioactivities that exhibited amazing skin care functions including antimicrobial, antibiofilm, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, insect-repellent, anti-elastase, and etc.? Get to know more about Cananga odorata and the many ways you can include it in your self care needs.

Jirbie is the current Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) Rep for the Philippines and the Philippine Ambassador for Airmid Institute. Most notably, she is the founder of Alliance of the Philippine Aromatherapists (APA) and Aromatherapy Institute of the Philippines (AIP), the first aromatherapy certification school in the Philippines.

Through her blog, her YouTube channel, her podcast, and through personal mentoring, she uses her multi-media platform to promote safe and responsible use of essential oils. Jirbie remains to be a conduit between small scale producers of essential oils and end users in the hopes of uplifting the Philippine aromatherapy industry as she supports these microproducers in their sustainable and regenerative efforts.

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  • New York Institute of Aromatherapy Level 2
  • The School for Aromatic Studies L3
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