A magnificent yellow flower, whose name means "Flower of flowers", Ylang-ylang adorns the cananga trees of the Indian Ocean islands: Madagascar, the Comoros archipelago, Reunion Island... It is harvested at dawn and its essential oil, which is complete here, is made up of all the fractions resulting from its distillation, which lasts about ten hours. Its exotic, warm and intoxicating fragrance is an invitation to travel and leaves no one indifferent.

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This tree with its large yellow flowers is characteristic of the islands of the Indian Ocean: Madagascar, the Comoros archipelago and Reunion Island. Aromatherapy, which relies on all the molecules of the essential oil, uses the "complete" one, the product of the distillation carried out from beginning to end, extending over about ten hours. The fragrance of this complete essential oil is still pleasant, although heavier. Ylang-ylang essential oil is composed of esters, monoterpenols, sesquiterpenes, a few phenols...

External use

Due to its high ester content, this essential oil is a great regulator of the autonomic nervous system. In this context, it is mainly used to calm the heart's racing caused by stress. In the same context of neurovegetative dystonia, it is hypotensive. It is essential to dilute it in vegetable oil (20% maximum of essential oil) because it is dermocaustic. Helped by its remarkable smell, ylang-ylang essential oil is a skin and hair tonic.

The aroma of ylang-ylang carries an unambiguous message: floral, heady, evocative of the Orient and the tropics. It is logical to recommend this essential oil to counteract psychological and emotional difficulties when these originate from a lack of self-confidence... and from others.

This summary is given for information purposes: it is a synthesis of the properties described in recognised aromatherapy books and/or in accordance with ancestral and popular traditions. The properties* presented are taken from the book ‘Aromathérapie Corps et Ame’ by André Bitsas, published by Amyris. It is in no way a medical information or a list of indications.

Emotional impact
To free oneself from negative feelings that generate anxiety
Olfactory notes
Skin type
Dry skin,  Normal skin,  Oily skin,  Wrinkles & fine lines,  mixed skin
Slow cosmétique label
Libido,  Quiet sleep,  Stress,  relax