Featured Global Aromatherapy Business Directory Listing:

Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy
Conference: 8th international Aromatherapy Conference Nov 6 - 8, 2015. San Francisco. Courses: Classic Aromatherapy Certification Course by Correspondence. Masters Study Course. Plant Language Course. Conference Proceedings.

AromaWeb

Your Source for Aromatherapy and
Essential Oil Information

Connect on FacebookFollow AromaWeb on TwitterLinkedInPinterest
Search|Sitemap|About|Contact|In the Media|Advertise
Home|Aromatherapy Articles|Essential Oils|Carrier Oils|Hydrosols|Recipes|Books|Blog|Polls|Links|Featured Advertisers




Global Aromatherapy Business Directory

Regional Aromatherapy Business Directory

Aromatherapy School & Educator Directory


SunRose Aromatics, LLC


Nature's Gift


FromNatureWithLove.com


http://www.wingedseed.com


http://www.100pureessentialoils.com


http://www.100pureessentialoils.com


Amphora Aromatics

 

 


Home Page > Essential Oil Profiles > Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil ProfileYlang Ylang Essential Oil, pronounced as Eee-lang Eee-lang, was one of the first essential oils that I ever purchased and worked with. I couldn't resist its intoxicating aroma.

Ylang Ylang Oil is a rather interesting essential oil as its distillation varies a bit from most other oils, and this can affect the composition and aroma of the oil.

Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang Extra Oil is typically distilled for a short duration of time before the essential oil is collected. Ylang Ylang Extra is said to contain approximately 30 constituents, with a high proportion of esters, ethers and phenols.

Ylang Ylang I, II and III Essential Oils
After oil classified as Ylang Ylang Extra is collected, the distillation process then continues. After a period of time, the distillation process is stopped and the resulting oil is then again collected. That oil is then referred to as Ylang Ylang I. The process repeats, resulting in Ylang Ylang II and Ylang Ylang III. The duration between distillations and the details can vary between distillers. The distillations are generally referred to as fractions and are typically used within fragrancing and perfumery applications.

Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang Complete is the essential oil obtained from a complete, uninterrupted distillation. There are instances when an oil labeled as Ylang Ylang Complete may really only contain a subset of the distillations. It may be prudent to check with your vendor to the exact distillation details of their Ylang Ylang Complete.

Within holistic aromatherapy, typically the Extra and the Complete oils are preferred. The other fractions are generally used within fragrancing and perfumery work.

Emotionally, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is heralded for being helpful with stress and anxiety. It's also used in cases of depression or when trying to cope with anger. I use Ylang Ylang Oil in blends intended to focus upon happiness, gratitude and celebrating blessings. Ylang Ylang is also considered an aphrodisiac.

For Chakra work, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is said to help balance the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras.

Topically, Ylang Ylang Oil has been praised for helping combat acne and oily skin. It may help with alopecia (hair loss).

Be careful when first using Ylang Ylang Essential Oil as it can cause headaches for some individuals, especially if diffused in high concentration.


Ylang Ylang Oil
Ylang Ylang Oil
    


Botanical Name:
Cananga odorata var genuina

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used: Flowers

Color: Clear with a Yellow Tinge

Consistency: Medium

Perfumery Note: Middle/Base

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong

Aromatic Description: Fresh, floral, sweet, slightly fruity, fragrant yet delicate.

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang

Possible Uses: Anxiety, depression, frigidity, hypertension, palpitations, stress. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 61-67.]

Constituents (Depends on the distillation): Linalol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Geranial, Benzyl Acetate, Geranyl Acetate, Eugenol, Methyl Chavicol, Pinene*Beta-Caryophyllene, Farnasene [Shirley Price, The Aromatherapy Workbook (Hammersmith, London: Thorsons, 1993), 54-5.]

Safety Information: Possible sensitization. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 211.]

Can cause headaches and nausea if used in excess. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 104.]

Important Notes: The essential oil information provided within the Essential Oil Properties & Profiles area is intended for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The oil photos are intended to represent the typical and approximate color of each essential oil. However, oil color can vary based on harvesting, distillation and other factors. Profiles for several absolutes are included within the directory, and are denoted as such.

General Safety Information: Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before. Instructions on conducting a skin patch test and more safety information can be found by visiting the Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

Bookmark and ShareBookmark and Share

Cover Own Safety Profiles for 400 Essential Oils and 206 Constituents:
Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

The second edition of Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young is a 784-page powerhouse of information that is invaluable to the serious aromatherapy student, aromatherapy practitioner, health care professional, and everyone seriously interested in understanding individual essential oils, their constituents, usage guidelines, safety precautions and contraindications.
[Read a review...]
Cover The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless
Contains 160 detailed essential oil profiles complete with beautiful color photos.
[Read a review...]
Cover The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness
Includes brief profiles for approximately 85 essential oils, 11 hydrolats and 24 carrier oil/butters.
[Read a review...]
Cover Aromatherapy Science: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals
In addition to the eight main chapters contained within the book, Aromatherapy Science: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals also includes over 65 detailed essential oil monographs (profiles), spanning over 245 pages of the book (averaging 3.5 pages per profile).
[Read a review...]


< Return to Essential Oil Profile Index



Please pin or share the below image:
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Profile

 

 


Dreaming Earth Botanicals - Quality Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Products


Mountain Rose Herbs


Biosource Naturals, LLC


Learn why it's
smart to shop with
AromaWeb's advertisers

 


Free Essential Oil with Aroma-Ace Aromatherapy Diffuser



Copyright © 1997-2015 by AromaWeb, LLC. All Rights Reserved. AromaWeb and the AromaWeb logo are registered trademarks of AromaWeb, LLC.
No part of AromaWeb may be duplicated or incorporated into any other work without express written permission.
By using AromaWeb, you agree to the Terms of Use.

Connect on FacebookFollow AromaWeb on TwitterLinkedInPinterest