Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil

Cananga odorata

Ylang-ylang essential oil has an exotic, sweet smell and is slenderly yellow in colour.

It originated in Indonesia.

Extraction Method:
It is extracted from freshly picked flowers by the method of water distillation or steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
Linalool, geranyl acetate, caryophyllene, p-cresyl methyl ether, methyl benzoate, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate.

Therapeutic properties:
Antidepressant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, nervine and sedative.

Ylang-ylang oil can help with:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Tension
  3. Shock
  4. Fear
  5. Panic
  6. Impotence and frigidity.
  7. Rapid breathing and rapid heartbeat
  8. High blood pressure
  9. Intestinal infections
  10. Hair growth


  • It can cause sensitivity.
  • If excessively used, can lead to headaches and nausea.

Blends well with:

Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lavender and Sandalwood.