Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil

(Crananga odorata var. genuina)
(1 customer review)


Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil (Cananga odorada var. genuina) has been said to have one of the most sensual and uplifting aromas of any essential oil. It is the highly prized first fraction of Ylang Ylang.

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Botanical Name Origin Cultivation Method of Extraction Source Note
Crananga odorata var. genuina Madagascar Conventional Steam Distillation Flowers Base
Blends Well With : Bergamot FCF Essential Oil, Grapefruit Essential Oil, White, Lavender Essential Oil, France, Sandalwood Essential Oil,

Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil (Cananga odorata var. genuina) from Madagascar is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the flowers. In the Malay language, “ylang ylang” means “flower of flowers” and the beautiful ylang ylang blossoms produce a sweet, ethereal, floral aroma that is hard to beat. There is a traditional custom in SE Asia of placing these fragrant blossoms on  the beds of newlyweds so that their aroma will help arouse and enhance the couple’s passions.

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Using our 20+ years of experience we carefully source all of our essential oils, carrier oils & hydrosols. Like all of our Artisan Aromatics pure essential oils, enfleurage oils, absolutes and blends, this oil has been carefully selected for its therapeutic quality. Then, to ensure maximum freshness and potency, it is bottled by hand in USA only after orders are received.

Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil is the first fraction in the distillation of ylang ylang. This is the most expensive type of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil and is the type most highly prized by perfumers as well as by many aromatherapists.

Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil has the highest percentage of esters of any type of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil. Esters are constituents that are said by aromatherapists to contribute to the calming and relaxing effects of many essential oils that contain them.

For more general information on Ylang Ylang Essential Oil and it’s production by fractional distillation, see our product description for Ylang Ylang Complete. And, for an even less expensive Ylang Ylang, you might wish to try our Ylang Ylang III which has a more “earthy” aroma.

How to Use Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil is best used for inhalation, since it is a moderate skin sensitizer. That said, if used on the skin, a maximum concentration of  0.8% is recommended so be sure to dilute it well in a fatty base, such as vegetable oil, before use on the skin. For a luxurious bath, dilute one drop in 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, add this to the bath and swirl the water around with your foot to disperse the oil mixture before entering the tub (be careful, it will make the tub slippery!).

If  the aroma of Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil is too floral and sweet for your tastes, it mixes well with many other essential oils to create unique scents and this is our favorite way to use it; citrus oils lighten and lift its aroma while mixing it with vetiver deepens it and, in our opinion, increases it’s reported grounding, nurturing and stabilizing actions.

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Safety Considerations

Ylang Ylang essential oil (unspecified) has been removed from many cosmetics due to the fact that it has been found to cause allergic reaction/sensitization in some people.  Sensitization is a serious matter and for this reason a maximum dermal concentration of 0.8% has been advised for use of Ylang Ylang essential oil on the skin. The aroma is very heady and causes headache and even nausea in a few people so use it in moderation (low concentrations and not for long periods). The finding in one study that Ylang Ylang had a stimulant effect could indicate a dose-related variation in effects. Again, use it in moderation to have the best experience.

IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses.  Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.

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Weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in

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1 review for Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil

  1. jordana951 (verified owner)

    My favorite Ylang-ylang is this extra, there is no other like it in the world. It’s so floral and pretty, the best I have found! I just bought some more!

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