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Ylang Ylang I - Organic


  • Botanical Name: Cananga odorata
  • Origin: Madagascar
  • Process: Steam Distilled Essential Oil
  • Plant Part: Flowers
  • Cultivation: Cultivated, Certified Organic
  • Use: Aromatherapy / Natural Perfumery
  • Note in Perfumery: Top / Middle Note
  • Aroma: Intensely sweet, candy-like floral, with smooth balsamic undertones.
  • Contraindications: Dilute prior to use.
  • Certificate of Analysis
  • MSDS

Product Name SKU Price Qty
  1. Ylang Ylang I - Organic Sample (20-30 drops) 1041-3
  2. Ylang Ylang I - Organic 1/4 oz 1041-6
  3. Ylang Ylang I - Organic 1/2 oz 1041-7
  4. Ylang Ylang I - Organic 1 oz 1041-8
  5. Ylang Ylang I - Organic 2 oz 1041-9
  6. Ylang Ylang I - Organic 4 oz 1041-10
  7. Ylang Ylang I - Organic 8 oz 1041-11
  8. Ylang Ylang I - Organic 16 oz 1041-12
  9. Ylang Ylang I - Organic 1 kg 1041-25


Ylang Ylang I - Organic

The seductive aroma of our organic Ylang Ylang I is an intensely sweet and candy-like floral, with the balsamic aroma character of the oil being more apparent than in grades Extra and Complete. Mere traces of Ylang Ylang I add finesse and sweetness to any perfume formula and is valued for its versatility in cosmetics and personal care preparations. 

The Extra fraction of Ylang Ylang is the oil that is collected from the first hour of distillation, the I (first) fraction is from the next 2-1/2 hours, the II (second) fraction from the next 3-4 hours of distillation, and the III (third) fraction is collected from the last hours of the distillation process. Ylang Ylang Complete is a continuous distillation of 6-7 hours, rendering a full-spectrum, non-fractionated (complete) oil.

Ylang Ylang essential oil has many uses in aromatherapy - it is applied in skincare for acne, on the scalp in rinses to encourage hair growth, to soothe insect bites, for oily skin, and for general skincare.1,2,3 Its soothing effect on the heart is employed in cases of high blood pressure4, heart palpitations, rapid heartbeat, and as a general sedative.5,6 It is also indicated for depression7, insomnia, stress-related disorders8, and is particularly helpful for cases of anxiety in, or fear of intimacy resulting in frigidity or impotence.9

The intoxicating aroma of Ylang Ylang conjures palpable images of the flowers’ paradisial origins: palm trees swaying over sun-drenched beaches, exotic spices, peaceful island breezes, gossamer rays of moonlight, and the rhythm of the ocean’s song. Such is the power of Ylang Ylang’s amazing aroma for easing the mind, as well as for its effect in the composition of perfumes. It is one of the finest aromatic materials in the perfume industry.

Aromatic Profile: Intensely sweet, candy-like floral, with smooth balsamic undertones.

Appearance: Clear, water-white to pale yellow, slightly oily liquid.

Use: Aromatherapy / Natural Perfumery.

Blending Suggestions: Add drop by drop to your blends until the desired effect is achieved.

Blends Well With: Balsam of Peru, Bergamot, Carnation, Cassie, Citronella, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Labdanum, Lavender, Lemon, Melissa, Neroli, Oakmoss, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Tuberose, Verbena, Vetiver. We also recommend blending the different types of ylang ylangs we carry to create a unique, complex ylang ylang accord.

Safety Considerations: Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.

1 Lawless, Julia. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, 1995, p. 104.

2 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Essential Oils – A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, 2012, p. 143.

3 Sellar, Wanda. The Directory of Essential Oils, 1992, p. 169.

4 Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A – Z, 1988, p. 342.

5 Lawless, Julia. Aromatherapy and the Mind, 1994, p. 218.

6 Schnaubelt, Kurt. Medical Aromatherapy – Healing with Essential Oils, 1999, p. 216.

7 Lawless, Aromatherapy and the Mind, 1994, p. 217.

8 Price, Shirley and Len Price. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 2nd Ed., 1995, p. 242.

9 Mojay, Gabriel. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, 1996, p. 129.


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Customer Reviews for Ylang Ylang I - Organic

Sweety floral Aroma - Ylang Ylang Review by Kero
Ylang Ylang has been used for its calming and balancing properties. I bought one for my uncle because Ylang Ylang can relieve high blood pressure and improve the breathing system. I will recommend the formula of Peppermint + Ylang Ylang + Jasmine = For concentration. (Posted on 9/17/14)
Gorgeous Review by SB
This is one of the nicest Ylang Ylang EOs I've used. Extremely sweet and tenacious. In tiny amounts it transforms a blend, and adds hints of mystery to woodsy and herb-based scents. (Posted on 8/29/14)