Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

(Cananga odorata)

Steam distilled from flowers of trees grown at Young Living’s farm in Ecuador, Ylang Ylang essential oil has a sweet, romantic aroma and moisturizing properties, making it a key ingredient in many luxury skin and hair products. Ylang Ylang is often classified as a heart note because it emerges just as the top notes begin to dissipate. Add it to your daily moisturizer, a steamy bath, or homemade hair mask for a relaxing, luxuriously aromatic at-home spa day.

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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


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

Suggested Uses

  • 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.
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
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Diffuser Blends
Sweet Springtime Renewal
Combining aromas that are clean, relaxing, and romantic, this blend brings together three favorite essential oils for
a uniquely uplifting experience.
  • 2 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Good, Clean Sun
As much as we love summer, a lot of heat can lead to a lot of stink. Clear the air by diffusing this fresh, clean-
smelling blend of complementary oils and say see ya later to stuffy, smelly spaces.
  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop Ravintsara essential oil
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil
Floral Glow
This fragrant, rich scent will create a cheery atmosphere in any little (or big) kid’s room.
  • 6 drops Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood
  • 4 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Idaho Balsam Fir
  • 2 drops Frankincense
Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Ifyou 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
Additional Names: Flower of Flowers
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.


Q. Do we have any information about the naturally occurring salicylate levels in Ylang Ylang?
A. Ylang Ylang has less than 4.5% Salicylate.
Q. How many flowers are needed to produce Ylang Ylang Essential Oil?
A. We need around 120 kilos of raw material to get 1 kilo of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil.
Q. Is Ylang Ylang Essential Oil high in sesquiterpenes?
A. Yes, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is considered an oil that is high in sesquiterpenes (over 75%).
Q. Does Ylang Ylang Essential Oil contain estradiol?
A. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil can contain naturally occurring estradiol. Young Living’s Ylang ylang products are labeled for topical and aromatic use. We encourage all Young Living members and customers to seek the advice of their personal health care provider to understand what, if any, effects certain Young Living products may have when used pursuant to the label and as it pertains to their specific health concerns.