100% pure therapeutic grade
Botanical name: Cananga odorata
Plant part: flower
Extraction method: steam distillation
Ylang ylang oil is extracted from Cananga odorata – also known as 'flower of flowers'. Ylang ylang is a tall tropical tree about 20 metres high with large, tender, fragrant pink, mauve or yellow flowers. The yellow heads are viewed as being the best in terms of quality.
Colour: pale yellow to golden
Common uses: Ylang ylang oil can assist with problems such as high blood pressure, rapid breathing and heartbeat, nervous conditions, as well as impotence and frigidity.
Note: base to middle
Strength of aroma: medium
Blends well with: bergamot, grapefruit, lavender, neroli, rosewood and sandalwood
Aromatic scent: Ylang ylang essential oil has a sweet, exotic, floral scent that is one of the most sought-after aromas.
History: In Indonesia, ylang ylang flower petals are strewn upon the bed of newlywed couples. Ylang ylang was a popular ingredient of hair preparations in Europe and was known as Macassar oil. The word 'anti-macassar' originated from this, since an anti-macassar was used to keep hair oil from staining upholstered furniture.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Cautions: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils
Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).