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Organic Ylang Ylang

Organic Ylang Ylang

Cananga odorata

Botanical Properties

Ylang Ylang is a tropical tree from the Annonaceae family. In the wild, it can reach 30m in height. Its perennial green leaves have characteristic thick, clear veins. The axillary flowers turn from green to yellow and release the legendary ylang ylang scent.

Origin and history

Originating in Oceania, Madagascar and the Comoros, ylang ylang has been used for centuries as a perfume or remedy. In the Indonesian islands, the freshly picked flowers are infused with coco oil, producing a perfect ointment for skin and body care. Its strongly scented yellow flowers and their unforgettable perfume can reawaken feelings of sensuality and eroticism.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid
Colour: yellow
Odour: warm, floral and strong, exotic

Distilled parts: Flowers

Country of origin: Madagascar

Density: 0,915– 0,945


Main biochemical components or chemotype: Germacrene D, Beta-Caryolphyllene, alpha-Farnesene.
Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Linalool.
Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


Organic Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is:

  • Anxiolytic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Erotic
  • Balancing for the nervous system
  • Relaxing and tonic
  • Dermatological
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antispasmodic


Organic ylang ylang essential oil relaxes feelings of stress, irritability, spiritual tension, anguish, addictive disorders and depression.
Its gentle and scented nature makes it an ideal skin and hair product. Ylang ylang can boost the libido with its aphrodisiacal and sensual properties.



Please consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.
Oral administration: 1 drop of organic ylang ylang essential oil, twice a day, with a little honey and syrup, or on a lozenge to relieve menstrual or menopausal pains .
On the skin: Depression: Apply 1 drop of essential ylang ylang essential oil to the insides of the wrists, 3 times a day.
Stress: 1 drop of organic ylang ylang essential oil + 1 drop of organic petitgrain essential oil + 3 drops of organic macadamia oil and massage onto the arches of the feet and solar plexus.
Sensual massage: 3 drop of organic ylang ylang essential oil + 1 drop of organic sandal essential oil + 6 drops of jojoba or cocoa oil.

Possible synergies

Possible synergies: Geranium, Sandal, Ginger

Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, ylang ylang essential oil is associated with the sacral chakra, or the 'Svadhistana'. It is orange in colour.
Ylang ylang essential oil activates the Svadhistana and relaxes the body, but also reawakens feelings of passion and desire. It stimulates and releases inner joy, good moods, euphoria and the enjoyment of each of life's moments.
Possible synergies: Geranium, orange, patchouli


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.   


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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