Do It Yourself! Make Your Own Aromatherapy at Home! Tidak Hanya Cantik, Wanginya Kenanga Juga Sebagai Aromaterapi

"Being active all day outside the house often makes you feel tired and sluggish. All you want is to go home and lie down for a good rest, but instead you’re greeted by a musty room. Ah, it's annoying. But you can always resolve it with the aromatherapy of kenanga flowers."

Published by : administrator  -  02/11/2020 09:21 WIB

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Kenanga (Ylang-ylang) is an essential oil-producing flower that is often used as the basis for fragrances. Kenanga flower comes from Indonesia-Malaysia and has spread to Europe. Kenanga flowers have a distinctive and strong fragrance. No wonder this flower can be used as body aromatherapy to relieve body fatigue, stress and improve sleep quality as well as an aphrodisiac. Kenanga flower is also able to relieve headaches and nausea, normalize blood pressure, stimulate hair growth, and control oil glands in the skin.



You can make aromatherapy from kenanga flowers at home.

Materials and equipment:

  • Kenanga flower
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Pots/Sauces

How to make:

  1. Prepare a small saucepan, water, and kenanga
  2. Fill the pot with water.
  3. Add a few kenanga If you want to add other ingredients, you can add 1-2 slices of lemon or teaspoon of vanilla.
  4. Bring to a boil over low heat.
  5. If the water has given off a fresh smell, it’s a sign that your aromatherapy is reasy.
  6. Pour into a spray bottle and spray the room.

Along with its beautiful look and relieving fatigue, stress, and lethargy, kenanga flowers are also effective for dealing with several beauty problems, including:

  1. Provides Anti-Aging Benefits

Kenanga flower contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components that can minimize the adverse effects of sunlight, pollution, to cosmetic ingredients. Kenanga flower is able to improve the skin by accelerating skin regeneration and tightening the lines of wrinkles on the face.

  1. Maintain Skin Balance

Kenanga flower can improve the amount of sebum produced by the oil glands so that facial skin gets enough moisture and is always healthy.

  1. Moisturizing Dry Skin

Contains benzoic acid, geraniol, and farsenol which are able to nourish the skin and help moisturize facial skin.

  1. Clean the Face

Kenanga flowers are rich in anti-bacterial properties that can cleanse the face, fight infection and help the healing process of skin cells, including acne.

You can also make various other aromatherapies in the following article!



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