Ylang Ylang (Extra) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Cananga odorata
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Distillation Method:
Naturally Grown
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
beta caryophyllene
germacrene D
alpha farnesene
benzyl benzoate
geranyl acetate
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100% pure essential oil of Ylang Ylang, this 'Extra' is from first part of the first hour of distillation of the flower, Naturally grown in Madagascar. This is a very well-balanced, highly recommended Ylang Ylang.


Ylang Ylang Essential Oil. This steam distilled Ylang Ylang comes from Madagascar, the world's largest producer of this exotic oil. It's rare and exceptionally delicate scent makes this a distinct fragrance for perfumes, yet potent for high blood pressure and as an anti-depressant, stress reliever, anti-septic and aphrodisiac. In a published account, a study showed antifertility effects of the ethanolic extract of cananga odorata. This Extra essential oil is the brightest and most floral of the varieties. It's named from how it is distilled. It is extracted from the flowers and separated into different grades known as: Extra, 1, 2 or 3. Ours comes from the first part, or shortest in duration, of the distillation process. The Extra version is said to hold some 30 constituents of which include esters, phenols and sesquiterpenes. Of interest, Ylang Ylang is commonly used as flavoring in ice cream in Madagascar. This essential oil comes from a large, rapid-growing evergreen tree, part of the custard-apple family. Ylang Ylang grows wildly in the tropical forests of Indonesia, the Philippines, Madagascar and Reunion Islands. 'Ylang Ylang' derived from Tagalog ilang, means wilderness, of which is it's natural habitat, or derived from the word ilang-ilan, meaning rare, such as it is. It is often mistranslated as: 'flowers of flowers' from which the leaves appear very much like the blossoms.  The flowers are distinguishable by their color. Pink, mauve, and yellow varieties exist. The best oil comes from the yellow flowers, which are handpicked in the cool mornings of early summer. This essential oil is produced by steam distilling  Ylang Ylang flowers from Madagascar. The flowers may be distilled several times, and the oil varies in quality, depending on the distillation. This oil is from the very first minutes of the distillation: the Ylang Ylang 'fraction' called 'extra' and is considered the very finest quality, sought after by natural perfumers and aromatherapists alike. It is the most floral aroma of the various distillations.

Aromatherapy Notes

This Ylang Ylang essential oil has intoxicating sweet tropical fruit, orange and banana-ester top notes, complex, musty, rose and jasmine-like floral middle notes poured over balsamic, slightly wooded and resinous undertones. Often included in fine perfume blends, this oil is wonderful unto itself yet can blend harmoniously with: Rosewood, Jasmine, Vetiver, Bergamot, Balsam, Rose, and Jasmine oil. Ylang Ylang Oil is often used in men's fragrances as an alternative to the sweeter and more feminine rose essential oil.

Traditional Uses

Ylang Ylang has long been considered an aphrodisiac and hypnotic for its relaxing qualities. It has generally been reserved for use in cosmetic applications such as facial cremes, hair tonics and perfumes.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory, Aphrodisiac, Hypotensive, Sedative.


  • Promotes a calm and clear state
  • Balances depression with joy
  • Eases nervous tension and anxiety
  • Aids with almost all stress-related disorders
  • Alleviates anger and/or frustration
  • Specifically effective with anxiety surrounding intimacy and sex
  • Restores confidence


  • Clears and heals acne
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Acts as a natural conditioning agent for hair
  • Takes down swelling of rashes and other skin irritations
  • Combats itching of insect bites and allergic reactions
  • Balances epidermal oil production

Cardiovascular System

  • Helps to reduce high blood pressure
  • Slows rapid breathing and heart beat (especially employed in shock and trauma situations)


  • Balances mood swing symptoms associated with PMS
  • Brings into balance the feminine and masculine energies

Application and Use


Ylang Ylang essential oil is non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction, dilute properly. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician prior to use.