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Ylang Ylang VOP 1st Grade Essential Oil


Ylang ylang is known as one of the most important, and most commonly used, essential oils in perfumery. Known for its sweet, floral scent, it can add an exotic layer to any blend. Used in aromatherapy for hair care as well as nervous system conditions and hypertension.

Name of Oil:  Ylang ylang (1st grade)

Latin Binomial:  Cananga odorata

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  Indonesia, Madagascar, Reunion, Philippines

Scent Profile:  Floral, sweet, fruity

Parts used in distillation:  Flowers

Oil Characteristics:  Clear to yellow tinged, medium, medium - strong

Cultivation:  Certified Organic

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Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Palpitations, hypertension, tachycardia, anxiety, anger, shock, rage, frustration, stress, sexual inadequacy, PMS, mood swings, moisture balancing, split ends and oil balancing.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Nervous tension, frustration, stress, overwhelming feelings and passion.


One of the most important essential oils in perfume making

Chemical Constituents

linalool, geranyl acetate, caryophyllene, p-cresyl, methyl ether, methyl benzoate, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate

Safety & References

Safety Data:non-toxic, non-irritating,non-sensitizing; overuse may cause nausea and/or headaches.

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 

The Complete Book of Essential Oils &Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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