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Ylang Ylang Esssential Oil (Extra)

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Average Product Rating: 4.9 / 5 (Based on 13 Customer Reviews)



Main Constituents:
Linalool: 23.7%
Geranyl acetate: 9.8%
β-caryophyllene: 7.3%
Germacrene-D: 7.8%

Botanical Name: Cananga odorata

Plant Part: Flowers

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Origin: Madagascar

Description: Cananga odorata or Ylang-ylang, is a member of the annonaceae family of plants growing in tropical Asia. Ylang-ylang Oil is distilled from the cananga tree's greenish-yellow, starfish-shaped flowers, produced year-round. There are several grades of Ylang-ylang Essential Oil which are extracted at different times during the flower's lengthy distillation. These grades are referred to as extra, I, II, & III. The Ylang-ylang extra is drawn off during the first phase and is generally considered the best quality for aromatherapy and perfumery. However, grades I, II & III should not be considered inferior, and the premier grade is so expensive that it is rarely produced.

Color: Pale to golden yellow clear liquid.

Common Uses: Due to its ability to anchor perfumes and blend with a variety of other scents, Ylang-ylang Oil is primarily used by fragrance manufactures today. In aromatherapy, Ylang-ylang is considered to be an aphrodisiac and is often used as a substitute for the more expensive jasmine. It also evokes feelings of deep, languid calm that melt away anxiety, tension and stress. Ylang-ylang tends to predominate, so it should be used in small amounts on its own or when blending with other oils.

Consistency: Thin

Note: Middle

Strength of Aroma: Medium

Blends well with: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lavender, Neroli, Rosewood and Sandalwood.

Aromatic Scent: Ylang-ylang Extra Essential Oil has a sweet, exotic, floral scent that is one of the most sought after aromas.

History: Ylang-ylang is often referred to as "poor man's jasmine". In Indonesia, Ylang-ylang flower petals are strewn upon the bed of newlywed couples. Ylang-ylang was a popular ingredient of hair preparations in Europe and was known as Macassar oil.

Cautions: Ylang-ylang Extra Essential Oil can cause sensitivity on some people and excessive use of it may lead to headaches and nausea.

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Submited By: Rita from Maple Grove, Minnesota on 11/07/2010
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

My all time FAVORITE oil!!!!! I use this in almost every blend. It is amazing at creating instantaneous calming effect on the body and mind. I use it in EVERY bath I take. It is such a beautiful, fragrant, light floral scent. This oil is a must as a staple for every person working with healing emotional trauma!!!! I recommend it for every massage therapist/healer!
Submited By: Candice from Ocala, Florida on 09/18/2010
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

Smells SOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!! I love it! This is my 2nd favorite oil!
Submited By: Carol from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on 01/27/2010
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Just received my first order with ND and this EO is beautiful. I am more than pleased with the aroma.
Submited By: Tracey from Egbert, Ontario on 12/17/2009
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

LOVE IT!!!!!!!! I just wish I bought a bigger bottle. I will on my next order.
Submited By: Brenda from Havana, Florida on 09/23/2009
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

What a great smell. What could you not use this for.
Submited By: Anca from Indianapolis, Indiana on 06/27/2009
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

This is THE most AMAZING sensual essential oil that I have ever come across!
Submited By: Kevin from Haydenville, Massachusetts on 06/26/2009
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

Thanks for all the reviews, these are what I went by this time for fun. NDA, I now absolutely am a faithful customer, your service & quality is the best I've had in 15 years. This Ylang Ylang extra is on the very top of my list. The other companies product stinks compared to this. If anyone reads this trying to decide to spend the extra $, don't hesitate, you'll get more quality than you can imagine, as soon as you smell this you'll go right to your cart for more, I did! I thought sandlewood was my favorite, now I have an equal or better oil. This is a perfume of it's own, can't stop smelling it! Thanks again NDA.
Submited By: Jessica from Centreville, Virginia on 12/30/2008
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

As far as this oil being an aphrodisiac...wow! After seeming to have lost my, shall we say...passion, for a good month, I put some of this in a diffuser with a couple drops of cardamom and let me just say that it was one of the craziest, best nights of the relationship after being together for years! I thought it might just have been a coincidence, but it's the same almost every time i use it. Works well on its own too.
Submited By: Stephanie from Burlington, Ontario on 08/04/2008
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Worth EVERY penny! If you are going to get a YlangYlang oil, make it this one. I find this version to be so much more refined and well balanced compared to other grades. Totally intoxicating and can be used in so many blends! My only regret is that I didn't buy a bigger size.
Submited By: Nikki from Columbus, Ohio on 05/29/2008
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

This is a wonderful scent. I use it in everything. Have not experimented yet with blending but the smell is awesome. I cant wait to experiment with this scent more.
Submited By: Colette from Alliston, Ontario on 12/15/2007
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

I cannot keep my nose out of this bottle, I add a drop of vanilla to make this an out of this world bath product, not that it needs anything so exotic and sensual all on it's own.
Submited By: Karen from Bassett, Virginia on 11/23/2007
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

This Ylang Ylang Extra is a little pricey, but worth every penny. It blends well with Palmarosa and Cedarwood for a very nice and relaxing Transition blend. Very pleased with this oil.
Submited By: Marina from Washington, District Of Columbia on 10/24/2007
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

Strongly evocative of jasmine, this ylang ylang is very high quality. An excellent oil for acne and oily skin.