Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

(Cananga odorata)
Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) has a sweet, soft, flowery fragrance that has made it a romantic favourite. In Indonesia, the petals are often strewn across a marriage bed. Ylang ylang is extremely effective in calming and bringing about a sense of relaxation, and it may help with releasing feelings of anger, tension, and nervous irritability. It has a long history in skin and hair care products, particularly in Asia, where it is used to promote luxuriant hair. Ylang Ylang has an approximate ORAC of 1,300,478 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per litre.
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Product Snapshot

Product Snapshot

Features & Benefits
  • Has a pleasant, floral aroma
  • Helps create a calming environment
  • Can help moisturize skin
  • Enhances the appearance of healthy-looking skin
  • Nourishes the hair and scalp
Aromatic Profile
Sweet, floral aroma
Key Constituents
  • Germacrene D
  • (E,E)-alpha-farnesene
  • Benzyl acetate
  • Geranyl acetate
  • Beta-caryophyllene
  • Benzyl benzoate
  • Linalool
  • Para-cresyl methyl ether
  • Methyl benzoate
  • Benzyl salicylate
Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients
Cananga odorata* (Ylang ylang) flower oil
†100% pure essential oil
Suggested Uses

Suggested Uses

Applications
  • Rub Ylang Ylang on your wrists and neck to leave a calming, floral fragrance you can enjoy throughout the day.
  • Add it to your lotion or a non-comedogenic carrier oil to enjoy its moisturizing properties.
  • Mix 1–3 drops with coconut oil for a deep-conditioning hair treatment that will leave hair smelling sweet and floral.
  • Add it to a hot bath to create a relaxing atmosphere to help you unwind after a long day.
Where to Diffuse
  • Keep romance alive in your bedroom with this warm, floral scent.
  • Fill your home with feelings of safety and comfort when you infuse it with the depth and sweetness of this tropical aroma.
Experience
Ylang Ylang essential oil has a romantic, floral scent that can create a calming environment when diffused. It also makes a great addition to skin care products because of its moisturizing properties.
Label Directions
Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Get to Know

Get to Know

Product Background
Ylang Ylang essential oil comes from the star-shaped flowers of the tropical Cananga odorata tree that is native to the lush, tropical rainforests of islands in the South Pacific and Asia. This tree can grow up to 40 feet tall and is from the Annonaceae family.
Scientific name: Cananga odorata
Botanical family: Annonaceae
Region(s) grown: Madagascar, Ecuador
Plant part used: Flower
Extraction method: Steam distilled
YL Region: Most Young Living Ylang Ylang essential oil comes from Madagascar and Ecuador.