About Ylang Ylang
- INCI name
- Cananga odorata Flower Oil
- Essential oil name
- Ylang I / Ylang III / Complete Ylang
- Part used
- Suave, floral, jasmin note
- Extraction method
- Steam distillation
- 1-1.5L of essential oil requires 100 kilos of flowers*
About the plant
- Latin name
- Cananga odorata var. genuina
- Botanical family
- Plant detail
- The Cananga tree is a fast-growing tree reaching up to 15-20 meters high in the wild. Around 5 kilos of flowers are harvested annually per tree
- Flowering period
- April – June
Our expert Dr Françoise Couic Marinier tells you all about essential oils.
This potent element is highly sought after and is commonly used in aromatherapy.
Benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
1. Skin booster
When applied topically to the skin, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is well known for its ability to stimulate a natural glow.
Thanks to its antibacterial compounds, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil can help fight infections by purifying, protecting and healing.
3. Improves heart health
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil has been shown to improve blood flow and fight inflammation, supporting a healthy circulatory system. Ylang Ylang oil is considered one of the most helpful oils for controlling blood pressure, along with lavender oil and clary sage oil.
“Particularly favoured by women, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is the ideal oil for reducing anxiety caused by heart palpitations or increased blood pressure”, says Dr Couic Marinier.
4. Natural energizer
If you are feeling tired, drained or lethargic, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil can be particularly effective in helping you to re-energise.
5. Mood enhancer
Its antidepressant benefit is one of the oldest known medicinal properties of Ylang Ylang oil. Thanks to its ability to act directly on the olfactory system in the brain, inhaling Ylang Ylang Essential Oil can have immediate positive effects on your mood.
What is Ylang Ylang Essential Oil used for?
Boasting particularly powerful healing properties, including Ylang Ylang Essential Oil in your skin regime can reward your complexion greatly.