Essential Oil Profile (139 Kb)

Ylang Ylang
Cananga odorata – Flower of flowers

Therapeutic actions

Analgesic, antiseptic, calmative, restorative, sedative, deodorant, general tonic.

  • Enhances: Serenity, exhuberance, warmth, relaxation.
  • Reduces: Stress, depression, insomnia, PMS.
  • Reproductive/Endocrine system: PMS, painful/difficult periods, headache, migraine.
  • Musculoskeletal system: Bruises, sciatica.
  • Nervous system: Faintness, stress, neuralgia.
  • Integumentary system: Eczema, dermatitis, cuts/wounds, scars, stretch marks.
  • Skin: Mature skin, sunburn, scars, stretch marks.
Methods for use
  • Massage: Use up to 25 drops in 50mL of massage oil base.
  • Aromatic Bath: Add 5-10 drops in water, agitate to disperse.
  • Vaporiser: Use 8-10 drops in vaporiser dish.
Parts used

Freshly picked flowers.

Method of extraction

Steam or water distillation.

Safety precautions

Non-toxic and non-irritant and non-sensitising.