Ylang Ylang

(Cananga odorata)

PRICE $11.70$529.30

One of the most important physical properties of Ylang Ylang is its ability to slow down over-rapid heartbeat and breathing, symptoms that may appear with shock, anxiety or fear. It is one of the oils that may help to reduce high blood pressure. Like Jasmine and Rose, Ylang Ylang is an antidepressant, aphrodisiac and a sedative.

Origin: Madagascar. Steam distilled from the flowers. Base note.


General Properties

  • antidepressant
  • antiseptic
  • aphrodisiac
  • hypotensive
  • scalp stimulant
  • sedative

Origin: Madagascar. Steam distilled from the flowers. Base note.


Ylang Ylang is derived from steam distillation of the flower of a tree, which grows in the Philippines, Java, Sumatra and Madagascar. Some of its chemical components are methyl benzoate, methyl salicilate, eugenol and geraniol. It can vary in color from colorless to a pale yellow.

Ylang ylang’s most important property is its ability to slow down rapid breathing and rapid heart rates. It is among the oils that have the ability to help reduce high blood pressure. In skincare, it is a suitable oil for both dry and oily skins, as it has a balancing action on the skin’s secretion of sebum.

Ylang ylang is also an antidepressant, aphrodisiac and sedative. It is important to note that too much of this oil can cause nausea, and/or headaches.

This oil blends well with Bergamot essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Lemon essential oil, Neroli essential oil, Palmarosa essential oil, Sandalwood essential oil and Vetivert essential oil.

Ylang Ylang can be found in the following blends:

Ylang Ylang can be found in the following kits:

Product Specifications

Botanical Name: Cananga odorata
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.

Specific Cautions

Avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy. Avoid using with low blodd pressure. Excessive use can cause headaches and nausea.


Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. (Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

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