Ylang Ylang Pure Essential Oil

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Ylang Ylang Pure Essential Oil


15 ml

Common Name: Ylang Ylang

Latin Name: Cananga odorata

INCI Name: Cananga Odorata Flower Oil


Scent: High sweet floral with a slight musky undertone

Parts Used: Flower

Extraction Method: Steam Distillation

Origin: Madagascar


Blends Well With

Bergamot (Citrus), Black Pepper, Cinnamon (Leaf), Citronella, Clove (Bud), Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium (Rose), Ginger, Gingergrass, Grapefruit (Pink), Helichrysum (Italicum), Helichrysum (Rambiazina), Lavender, Lemongrass, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Sage (Clary), Tangerine

 Formula Cards – Coming Soon!

Plant Description

Native to the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, Cananga odorata, a relative of the Magnolia tree, is an extremely fast growing tree growing as much as 16 feet per year until it reaches an average height of 100 feet.  Its lacy, fragrant, greenish-yellow flowers that can be smelled as much as 30 feet away cover the tree year-round.  This tree has smooth bark and waxy, pointed, oval, waxy leaves that are evergreen.  This fragrant tree is native to rainforests preferring acidic soil and full or partial sun.


Plant History

In Tagalog, a native Philippine language, the name Ylang Ylang literally means “Flower of Flowers”.  Since ancient times, Philippine girls have used these beautiful flowers to decorate themselves.  Aside from its myriad of indigenous medicinal uses, Ylang Ylang was most sought after by the perfume industry for its alluring, sensual fragrance until less expensive synthetics became available.  Arguably the most popular perfume to include Ylang Ylang in its formula is Chanel #5.

Ancient Wisdom - Historical Uses

Referred to as Perfume Tree in the Philippines, Ylang Ylang’s wonderfully aromatic oil has traditionally been used for infectious and skin diseases, acne, reduces sebum in oily skin scalp conditions, sedative antidepressant, and insect bites. 

In Indonesia, oil is used to enhance euphoria during sex and to reduce sexual anxiety. [i]

Regarded as an aphrodisiac, in some Asian countries the flowers are laid out on matrimonial beds. [ii]

This oil has also been used for: antiseptic, aphrodisiac purposes, calming, hypertension, skin diseases…

Topically - Acne, antibiofilm, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimelanogenesis, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseborrheic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, calming, cytotoxic, enhance euphoria during sex, hypertension, insect bite, insecticidal, nervine, reduce sexual anxiety, sedative, skin diseases…

Inhalation - Antidepressant, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, calming, enhance euphoria during sex, hypertension, insecticidal, reduce sexual anxiety, sedative…


Modern Knowledge – Scientific Research

In this study a natural mixture containing Ylang Ylang was shown to be 92% effective in eradicating the P humanus capitis (lice) population in school children.

Carpinella m, Miranda M, Almiron W, Palacios S. In vitro pediculicidal and ovicidal activity of an extract and oil from fruits of Melia azedarach L. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 56(2):250-6 · March 2007



Active Compounds Ylang Ylang Is Known For

Benzyl acetate, caryophyllene, geranyl acetate, germacrene, linalool, methyl benzoate, p-cresyl methyl ether, sesquiterpenes …

Not For Internal Use

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children

Dilute Properly

Avoid Eyes & Mucus Membranes



None Known

If pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your doctor prior to use.

If adverse reaction occurs, stop using immediately and seek appropriate medical attention.


The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should use herbs with care, under the supervision of a healthcare provider.

We currently have no information for YLANG YLANG OIL Interactions [iii]