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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

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one ounce bottle
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one pint bottle

Ylang ylang essential oil is produced from the flowers of the cananga tree, also known as the perfume tree. While the flowers are not particularly remarkable in appearance or scent, the highly fragrant oil they yield is prized in the perfume industry. The oil is also used in aromatherapy and massage.

Bulk Ylang Ylang Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Spice Co

quick look

information at a glance
originRéunion Island
extraction methodsteam distillation
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyAs with most essential oils, avoid during pregnancy and do not use on small children. Headache or nausea may occur with overuse.
flash point135-142°F / 57-61°C
fragrance note classification base

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a cool, dark cabinet.
appearance & aromaColorless to pale yellow with an exotic, floral aroma.


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aromatherapyDiffuse or mix with carrier oil to dab on pulse points. Ylang ylang essential oil is said to diffuse anger, resentment, anxiety and stress. It is also used to balance the solar plexus and sacral chakras.
cosmetics / personal careAdd a few drops to unscented body lotion or coconut oil for a fragrant skin softening treatment.
massage / bath / spaAdd a few drops to a tub of warm water. May also be blended with carrier oil for use in massage.
perfumeryUse alone or in combination with other essential oils to make personal aroma sprays and perfumes.
industrialYlang ylang is used in the fragrance and spa industries.

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aromatic profile & blending companions

ylang ylang
essential oil

Rich, exotic and floral. Blends well with bergamot, clary sage, clove, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose absolute, sweet orange, sandalwood and tangerine.

formulas & recipes

ylang ylang
essential oil

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what else you should know

ylang ylang
essential oil

Ylang ylang essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the cananga tree, a tropical tree in the custard apple family that is native to the Philippines and Indonesia. Also known as the Perfume Tree, the tree produces flowers in three different colors, yellow, pink, and mauve. The yellow flowers are the most desired for the best quality essential oil.

The name ylang ylang (pronounced ee-ylang, ee-ylang) is thought to be derived from the Tagalog language of the Philippines and translates to “flower of flowers.” Like the flowers, the essential oil of ylang ylang is used for celebratory and ceremonial purposes. In Indonesian culture, it is customary to diffuse the oil to promote romance and to spread the flowers on the nuptial bed of newlyweds.

The oil is widely used in perfumery. In fact, it is an ingredient in Chanel No. 5. While the oil contains more than three dozen compounds, the ones most responsible for its sweet, floral aroma are benzyl acetate, linalool, p-cresyl methyl ether and methyl benzoate.

For more information on how to use essential oils please read our article: Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils

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