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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil


Botanical Name: Cananga odorata

Main Constituents:

  1. Germacrene-D: 9.5 - 18%
  2. Plant Part: Flowers

Origin: India

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A base note with a medium aroma, Ylang Ylang possesses a sweet, exotic, and floral scent that is highly sought after.

Blends With: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lavender, Neroli, Rosewood, and Sandalwood.

Product Abstract: Known as the Flower Of Flowers, Ylang Ylang is a tall tropical tree approximately 20 meters (60 feet) high, adorned with large, fragrant pink, mauve, or yellow flowers; the yellow varieties are considered the best in quality. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is extracted in several grades during the flower's prolonged distillation, identified as Extra, I, II, and III, making it particularly suited for the perfumery and skincare industries. In Europe, it became a favored ingredient in haircare products, known as Macassar Oil. This is where the term anti-macassar originated, referring to a cover used to protect upholstery from hair oil stains. In Indonesia, it's a tradition to spread Ylang Ylang flowers on the beds of newlyweds.


  1. Dilute before use. The oil may cause skin irritation for some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use.
  2. It may also lead to sensitivity in some individuals; excessive use can result in headaches and nausea.
  3. Avoid contact with eyes.