Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Ylang Ylang

Ylang ylang oil comes from the flowers of the Cananga odorata tree. It has a sweet, floral scent.

Cananga odorata
Cananga odorata
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Properties edit

Cananga odorata essential oil.

Circulatory edit

Reduces hypertension (high blood pressure).

Emotional edit

Helps relieve stress and anxiety. Encourages deep sleep.

Immunological edit

Fights intestinal infections.

Sexual edit

Can help relieve sexual dysfunction. Can act as an aphrodisiac.

Caution edit

  • Ylang ylang oil may irritate sensitive skin.
  • The strong scent may cause headache or nausea.