Ylang ylang III essential oil, certified organic

NZ $11.20


Certified Organic Essential Oils, Essential Oils: P - Y


Ylang ylang III essential oil, certified organic


Cananga odorata


Certified organic, BioGro


Pale yellow to golden


Sweet, exotic, floral

Plant part used


Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %


Base to middle

Blends well with

Bergamot, grapefruit, lavender, neroli, rosewood and sandalwood



Palm oil


Animal tested




Description: 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.

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.

Consistency: light

Strength of aroma: medium

Common uses

Aromatherapy: Ylang ylang essential oil is often used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and uplift the mood. Inhaling the pleasant aroma of ylang ylang can have a positive impact on emotional well-being and help create a calming atmosphere.

Perfumery and scented products: The alluring and sweet floral scent of ylang ylang makes it a popular ingredient in perfumes, colognes, and other scented products. Its fragrance is often used to create sensual, exotic, and romantic scents.

Air freshener: Ylang ylang essential oil can be added to diffusers or mixed with water to create a natural air freshener that eliminates odors and fills the room with a pleasant aroma.

Sensual and romantic use: The floral and exotic scent of ylang ylang has been associated with promoting sensuality and enhancing the romantic atmosphere. Some people use it to set a romantic mood or to enhance intimacy.

Insect repellent: Ylang ylang essential oil has a pleasing scent that can help repel certain insects. It can be mixed with other essential oils or carrier oils to create a natural insect repellent.

Stress reduction: While not a direct therapeutic benefit, the pleasant aroma of ylang ylang can contribute to stress reduction and relaxation, which in turn can have positive effects on overall well-being.

Safety data: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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.


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