sun logo annies remedy herbs essential oils blends store
Apply Neat
Balms & Salves
Herbal Oils
Massage/Skin Care
Aroma Lamps
Mist Sprays
Top Essential Oils
Tea Tree
Mountain Rose Aromatherapy
Pure Organic Aromatherapy
Essential Oils
pure essential oils
Oil Blends
Chakra Blends
Carrier Oils
carrier oils
diffusers and aroma lamps
Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil Cananga

Benefits | Medicinal Uses | Remedies | Side Effects | Buy Organic Ylang-Ylang Oil |


Common Names
Ylang-Ylang ,
Botanical Name
Cananga odorata

What is Ylang-Ylang Oil ?

Properties & Uses:
Aphrodisiac *Calming *Emotional Healing *Sleep *Stress *Valentines Day *

Ylang ylang oil is pale yellow in color and has an rich, exotic fragrance that is alluring and sensual. It is one of the more complex scents, a harmonious combination of intense, sweet jasmine-like floral, a hint of spice, and a soft creamy overtone. The oil is steam distilled from flowers that are picked from the cananga tree in the early morning. The distillation process for ylang ylang differs from most other oils since it is interrupted at various points while the oil is removed, and these stages determine the quality it is graded by. The first oil to be drawn is graded Extra or #1 and is the highest quality.

Ylang ylang is an antiseptic oil that is good for the hair and skin, as it stimulates circulation. It is known for its aphrodisiac properties, and since it stimulates and relaxes also, it is no surprise that it is valued for sensual massage oils and fragrances

It blends well with clary sage, ginger, lemongrass, jasmine, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, vetiver, sandalwood, bergamot, orange, chamomile, petitgrain, and clove. Ylang ylang is certainly an enticing scent to include in a massage oil. Blend it with lemongrass and another aphrodisiac such as Sandalwood, and you have quite a romantic blend. Even for those times when I want to relax and enjoy a spirit altering fragrance in an aroma lamp, I often reach for this lovely oil. Just keep in mind that it does not take much, as it is potent.

Side Effects: of Ylang-Ylang
High concentration can cause headache and nausea. Avoid while pregnant or breast-feeding. Beware of adulterations with inferior oils.

Buy Organic Ylang-Ylang
Aromatherapy Remedies
Recipe List
Body Sensual Mist
This mist blend relies on the sensual fragrance of...
Clary sage and Jasmine Anxiety and panic attacks
To prevent or relieve or prevent panic attacks use...
Floral Uplifting Intrigue
This is a delicious fragrant blend, with floral an...
Patchouli and flowers Aphrodisiac
Make every evening special for you and your partne...
Premenstrual Syndrome 2
Massage this blend into the lower back once a day ...
Spirit of the Lotus
The Lotus is considered very spiritual, used in he...
Yarrow Spirit Tonic
For a tonic that soothes the nerves and uplifts at...
Ylang-ylang and patchouli Romance Blend 1
Set a romantic mood with this blend of sensual oil...
Ylang-ylang and sandalwood aphrodisiac oil blend
Massage the oils into body until fully absorbed, a...

Botanical Information - Rituals & History : The native Filipino cananga tree, found throughout tropical Asia, produces the perfumed, curly flowers that yield the highly fragrant ylang ylang essential oil. It has long, smooth glossy leaves and its branches droop similar to a willow tree.
Filipinos used the flowers of the cananga, (Ylang-ylang), mixed with coconut oil as protection against saltwater and snakebites. The oil was used in the 19th century as a hair oil.1

Ylang-Ylang Constituents: Pinene, benzoic acid, cadinene, caryophyllene, cresol, eugenol, isoeugenol, linalyl acetate, linalyl benzoate, linalool, geraniol