Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

 

Oil Name: Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Cananga odorata

Oil Overview

Ylang-ylang essential oil has an exotic, sweet smell and is tinged yellow in colour.

Oil Sources

Originating in Indonesia Ylang-ylang is extracted from freshly picked flowers using water distillation or steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Linalool, geranyl acetate, caryophyllene, p-cresyl methyl ether, methyl benzoate, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate.

Aroma

Oriental

Therapeutic Properties:

Antidepressant, Antiseborrhoeic, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Hypotensive, Nervine, Sedative

Possible Uses

Fear, Hair Care, Impotence, Stress, Tension

Warnings

Irritant to Sensitive Skin

Detail of Warnings

It can cause sensitivity.
If excessively used, can lead to headaches and nausea.

Compatible Combination Oils

Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lavender, Sandalwood

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