Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

(Cananga odorata)
Whether diffused or applied topically, Ylang Ylang essential oil inspires romance and joy with its sweet floral aroma. Add to your skin care regimen to moisturise the skin, or add a few drops to coconut oil for a deep conditioning hair treatment.
Grown and distilled from trees at Young Living's farm in Ecuador, Ylang Ylang oil is extracted by steam distilling the star-shaped flowers found on the tropical ylang ylang tree. With its rich, floral scent, Ylang Ylang essential oil has become a popular element in luxurious and indulgent perfumes and skin care products.

Ylang Ylang benefits include its nourishing properties, as well as its rich, romantic scent, which is why you might find this oil in high-end hair care products and spa treatments. Add it to a steamy bath, creamy moisturiser, or nourishing homemade hair mask for an easy at-home spa day.

Because of its sweet, versatile scent, Ylang Ylang is an important element in many Young Living products, including Peace & Calming®, Awaken™, and Live Your Passion™.

Young Living embraces a rigorous quality control standard to help ensure our products meet strict specifications. Seed to Seal is our set of standards that helps ensure that with every pure essential oil and Young Living product your family uses, you’re enjoying the benefits of our global resources, industry leadership, and over two decades of innovation.
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Product Snapshot

Product Snapshot

Features & Benefits
  • Has a pleasant, floral aroma
  • Helps create a calming environment
  • Can help moisturise skin
  • Enhances the appearance of healthy-looking skin
  • Nourishes the hair and scalp
Aromatic Profile
From the bottle: 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, therapeutic-grade 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.
  • 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.
  • Use Ylang Ylang’s moisturising properties as part of your skin care regimen by adding the oil to a neutral lotion or carrier oil.
  • Add a couple of drops to coconut oil for a deep-conditioning hair treatment that will leave hair smelling floral and sweet.
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 moisturising properties.
Label Directions
Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for sensitive skin.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dark place.
Diffuser Blends
Sweet Springtime Renewal Blend
  • 2 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Fresh Blooms Blend
  • 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Jasmine Essential Oil
Good, Clean Sun Blend
  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Ravintsara Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil
Floral Glow Blend
  • 6 drops Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Idaho Balsam Fir Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
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.