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

Cananga odorata
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

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

PropertiesEdit

 
Cananga odorata essential oil.

CirculatoryEdit

Reduces hypertension (high blood pressure).

EmotionalEdit

Helps relieve stress and anxiety. Encourages deep sleep.

ImmunologicalEdit

Fights intestinal infections.

SexualEdit

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

CautionEdit

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