Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang essential oil is known in the Orient as the “perfume tree”. It has a heady, sweet, intensely floral aroma.

Effect on mind: Creates a feeling of peace. A sensuous oil which seems effective against introversion and emotional coldness, promoting confidence.

Effect on body: Said to balance hormones. Aphrodisiac qualities. Slows down breathing and rapid heartbeat.

Effect on skin: Has a balancing action on sebum, so useful for both oily and dry skin. Has a tonic and stimulating effect on the scalp and said to help hair growth.

Blends well with: Bergamot, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, orange, patchouli


Botanical (INCI) Name:

Cananga odorata (III)


Clear, with a hint of yellow


Intensely sweet, heady, floral

Plant parts used:


Extraction method:

Steam distillation

Region of origin:

S.E Asia




Oils and Alcohol



Do not apply undiluted essential oils to your skin. Use a carrier oil or solvent to dilute first.


Do not drip undiluted essential oils into eyes as this will cause a chemical burn and may result in temporary blindness. Diluted essential oils may be used close to the eyes. More here.


Undiluted essential oils should not be dripped into the ears, but diluted essential oils may be placed on a cotton wad for partial insertion.


Keep essential oils in a place where young children cannot reach them, and never let them handle essential oils bottles.


If you have a skin condition, are pregnant, have epilepsy or asthma, are on a course of treatment with prescribed medication, or are in any doubt about any condition you may have, you are advised to seek the advice of a doctor or suitable practitioner before using pure essential oils.

For a full list of safety guidelines and more in depth information please visit the Tisserand Institute website.

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