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Ylang Ylang Products

Ylang Ylang Products

Ylang Ylang is an exotic flower that has made its way through history as a base for many soaps, shampoos, lotions, hair creams and other products. Indigo Herbs carries this beautiful smelling plant in the natural form of a wonderfully sensual and practical essential oil. Thought to be good for the skin, this oil is popular in many South East Asian countries and can be a part of your healthy natural oils range.

The name of this Ylang Ylang originates from the Malayan saying, ‘flower of flowers’. This stems from its long use in South East Asia where it is collected in the early morning to conserve freshness and to catch the flower as it opens from the warmth of sun. Regarded for its heady sensual scent that invites the senses to become slightly intoxicated from its amazing aroma, these flowers have been strewn on beds of newlywed’s for centuries in Indonesia. In the neighbouring Philippines it has been traditionally used as a salve for many skin problems. It was from here that this flower oil then became a hair treatment oil called Macassar Pomade in 19th century England. The oil was so popular that it spurned the invention of a protective cover for upholstery called the ‘antimacassar’. This would stop mens hair coming in contact with the sofa or arm chair and ruining the material directly where the head would rest. The medicinal properties of Ylang Ylang were first recognized at the beginning of the 20th century by Garnier and Rechler, French chemists conducting research on the island of Reunion. It has been from this research that the oil has become more popular around the world.

Ylang Ylang or Cananga odorata is a fast growing evergreen tree of the Annonaceae family or Custard apple. The tree takes 5 years from germination to yield any fruit when growing in optimum conditions in a subtropical/rainforest climate. After this period then it will produce flowers for up to 50 years. It can reach a height of up to 5 meters unless it is the dwarf variety which only grows to a large sized shrub. Leaves are oval and smooth, pointed with wavy margins. Flowers are usually yellow, with long spider like petals that hang down and are extremely fragrant. The tree blooms in abundance and can yield up to 40 pounds of flowers. 

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Latin Name: Cananga odorata

  • Oil of Cananga odorata extracted by the steam distillation method
  • Seductive and uplifting heady aroma of exotic flowers
  • Used traditionally as an aphrodisiac and for overall well-being
  • Aroma: base to middle
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients
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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil from Indigo Herbs is a relaxing and uplifting aromatherapy oil with a rich, floral and intoxicating scent. Indigenous to the tropical rainforests in the Pacific archipelagos, Ylang Ylang has been used traditionally for millenia as an aphrodisiac, sedative and for overall wellbeing. Dilute with a carrier to make a sensual massage oil, dreamy bath oil or diffuse to engulf the room with the heady floral scent of this seductive essential oil. 

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this essential oil. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals.

Ylang ylang is known primarily as an aphrodisiac. It is referred to as poor man's Jasmine as it is equally as rich and floral in aroma but not as costly. Ylang ylang is also known for its use in treating sexual dysfunction such as impotence and frigidity. Its aroma is heady, deeply relaxing and euphoric.

Ylang ylang is also indicated for use in nervous tension; in the case of frustration, restlessness, anger, anxiety, depression and stress. It is also the essential oil to use in the case of shock and trauma to body or mind. Ylang ylang can also be effective at bringing relief during PMT. It can soothe nervous tension, irritability and dark moods, bringing its sweet uplifting floral presence to nurture and uplift.

Ylang ylang has a history of use as a natural remedy for high blood pressure when related to stress and is a botanical that cools and calms the user, helping the individual slow down and relax.

Using Aromatherapy in your daily routine is simple, easy and can be enormously beneficial. Pure neat essential oils can be evaporated into the environment and inhaled while products that have already been diluted in an oil can be applied straight to the skin. There are lots of different ways to utilize the pure neat essential oils; these can be made into a room spray or used in an an essential oil burner/ vaporizer.

This is a lovely way to perfume an environment and essential oils are very good at affecting the mood, mind and emotions when evaporated into the air. Adding essential oils to your bath is the best way to ensure the oils are absorbed through the pores of the skin while also inhaling the vapors; maximum benefit can then be had whilst enjoying a soak. Additionally the neat oils can be diluted into a carrier medium. This can be a cream, body butter, face cream, vegetable body oil and bath salts to name a few. For full instructions go to our How to use Aromatherapy page.

Ylang ylang essential oil can be used in the bath, or vaporized in an oil burner. It can be added to a massage oil or cream. Use 6-8 drops per bath and 10 -18 drops per 30ml of carrier oil. See Essential Oil Dosage Chart

  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs. 
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
  • Bottled in a pharmacoepial grade brown glass bottle.

Manufacture Process

Our essential oils are manufactured to GMP standards using steam distillation or cold pressing.

Indigo Herbs Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is extracted using the "steam distillation" method. In this process the botanical material is placed in a still and steam is forced over the material. The hot steam helps to release the aromatic molecules from the plant material since the steam forces open the pockets in which the oils are kept. Molecules of the volatile oils then escape and evaporate into the steam. The temperature of the steam needs to be carefully controlled - just enough to force the plant material to let go of the essential oil, yet not too hot as to burn the plant material or the essential oil. The steam now containing the essential oil is passed through a cooling system to condense the steam which forms a liquid. The essential oil is then separated from the water and bottled, resulting in 100% pure essential oil.

Essential oils need to be diluted first; never apply an essential oil directly to the skin. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth.

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