Ylang Ylang (extra)

Ylang Ylang ( Extra) -  AroMeds Cananga odorata is certified organic and the freshly picked flowers are steam distilled in India. It is in the annonaceae plant family, is a base note and has an intoxicating, exotic, floral, sweet aroma.


  • Effective as a sedative to the nervous system, can aid sleep while reducing anxiety for those who have an affinity to its aroma.
  • Ylang's ability to reduce stress and anxiety make it a possible aphrodisiac. It is so nice in massage oils and nighttime baths.
  • Ylang, blended with clary sage and geranium, make is very useful for women dealing  with symptoms of PMS, particularly when mood swings are an issue.
  • Has analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities, providing pain relief.
  • Effective when used with lavender or spikenard for rapid breathing or heartbeat and can possibly lower blood pressure. 
  • It is also an important oil in skincare, as its sebum balancing nature make it useful for all skin types.

Emotional Support - ylang ylang can encourage warmth, self-confidence, awakening, sensuality, calm, joy and enthusiasm.

    Blends well with-Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, lemon, ginger, grapefruit, ho wood, jasmine, lemon, mandarin,  orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, vetiver

    Notes of interest- Battaglia states that " In Java, the flowers are strewn on the bridal bed of newlyweds..." (Not sure why newlyweds would need the incentive!)

    Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, skin care

    Safety data- Avoid while pregnant. May cause nausea or headaches if overused. Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.


    Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

    Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

    Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

    Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

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