Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

£14.98 £30.45

Ylang Ylang has a sensuous sweet, green, floral odour. Ylang Ylang is cleansing, aphrodisiac and tonic.



Ylang Ylang | Latin Name: Cananga odorata | Family: Annonaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Flower Heads

A pale yellow essential oil, liquid-like with a sensuous sweet, green, floral odour.

A beautiful creamy-white flowering bush with fragrant flowers that grow in the exotic Middle Eastern and African countries. It has a rather strong aroma, however, it is very delicate in contrast. Distillation takes up to 24 hours because of the chemical makeup of the essential oil which, is very complex. Parts of the oil can be distilled and then sold, due to this process great care is taken to supply the whole essential oil.



Blends well with Lavender, Sandalwood, Lemon, Geranium, Orange Sweet and Bergamot.

Ylang Ylang is a MIDDLE to BASE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours


Ylang ylang is antiseptic, antispasmodic, balancing, calming, hypotensive, tonic to the reproductive system and hair growth and sedative.  It is most often used to help control hyperactivity in children, insomnia, frigidity, stress and intestinal infections.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

In Indonesia, the flowers are spread on the beds of newly married couples.  Victorians used it in macassar oil for the hair.

Safety Data & MSDS

In normal aromatherapy use there are no known contra-indications, although when used undiluted in some cosmetic preparations, allergies were reported.  Ylang ylang is a folk remedy for asthma, boils, diarrhoea, headache, malaria and rheumatism.

Sesquiterpenes (20–30%), alcohols (<30%), esters (<15%), phenylmethyl ethers (15%)

Ylang Ylang MSDS
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