Ylang Ylang is one of the world’s most popular essential oils and is treasured for its lovely, classic perfume like aroma. Its exquisite aroma is heady, richly-floral and bursting with lingering sweetness that delights the senses. It bequeaths an aromatic sensory aroma that Jasmine and Neroli essential oil do, but within more of a traditional perfume like notes. It is a splendid addition to an otherwise dreary day or less than buoyant evening.
This Edens Garden essential oil contains all of the coveted Ylang Ylang fractions created during processing, thereby delivering a full-spectrum, aromatic bouquet of sensory elevation and enjoyment.
The essential oil is used in aromatherapy, and some believe it to possess alluring, romance enhancing properties…sensual and alive with a seductive euphoria. Ylang Ylang essential oil is also widely used in perfumery for oriental or floral themed perfumes with its evocative floral and fruit notes.
In parts of Indonesia, Ylang Ylang flowers are spread on the beds of newlyweds to enhance enduring love, romance and fertility. According to some practitioners the powerful aroma lifts the spirit. Dab a single diluted drop or two on your pulse points for an alluring perfume. Ylang Ylang Complete merges flawlessly with most other essential oils, especially florals and citrus notes.
Ylang Ylang Complete added to carrier oil creates an awesome, even celebratory, massage oil or perfume. Ylang Ylang is supportive of both mature and youthful skin types. For those looking for the appearance of more lustrous hair, Ylang Ylang properly diluted in carrier oils is a stimulating way to arouse the scalp with gentle massage. In fact, it was popular in men’s hair tonics in the late 1800’s.
The essential oil is obtained through steam distillation of the flowers and separated into different grades (Extra, 1, 2, 3 or Complete), according to when the essential oils are separated from the still. Ylang Ylang has an intense floral aroma that is prized in perfumes, but all grades offer wonderfully positive additions to your aromatic blending palette.
Ylang Ylang Complete represents the whole distillate encompassing all the fractions released from the still during the entire distillation process. This essential oil offers maximum fragrance potency. A little goes a long way, so begin your experimenting judiciously. This aroma can be overwhelming when used to excess. It can be blended with Ylang Ylang I to increase the lighter, floral top notes.
Botanical Name: Cananga odorata var. genuina
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Flower
Note: Middle- Base
Blends Well With: Citruses and florals such as Rose
Aroma: Floral, sensual and richly sweet
Color: Clear to Pale Yellow
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 0.8%
Adult Max Dilution: 0.8%
Shelf Life: 4-8 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
RELEASE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Ylang Ylang and 10 drops of Bergamot. Or add 5-6 drops of Ylang Ylang to your Scent Ball diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
PROBLEM SKIN: Add to a 2 ounce bottle: 3 drops of Ylang Ylang, 2 drops of Geranium, 3 drops of Tea Tree and 2 drops of Lemongrass, then fill with witch hazel. Shake well before applying a couple of drops to a water-damp cotton ball and wiping oily areas around the nose, chin and forehead. Add a teaspoon of this blend to a small basin of water and soak a face cloth for larger areas. Relax and keep your eyes closed, as you apply the cloth to your entire face for a refreshing mask! (1% dilution)
SHAMPOO: Add to 1 tablespoon of your shampoo: 1 drop of Ylang Ylang and 2 drops of Tea Tree. Massage well into the scalp; rinse well before using conditioner.