Product Abstract: Also known as Flower Of Flowers, Ylang Ylang is a tall tropical tree about 20 meters (60 feet) high with large fragrant, pink, mauve or yellow flowers; yellow heads are viewed as being the best in terms of quality. 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, and III. Ylang Ylang is best suited for use in the perfumery and skincare industries. It was a popular ingredient of hair preparations in Europe and was known as Macassar Oil. The word anti-macassar originated from this, since an anti-maccasar was used to keep hair oil from staining upholstered furniture. In Indonesia Ylang Ylang has traditionally been strewn on the beds of newlyweds.
Cautions: Dilute before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. It can also cause sensitivity on some people; excessive use of it may lead to headaches and nausea. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
WARNING Prop 65: This product contains a component which is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will receive this product labeled accordingly.
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Rating: I think #1 is the best, it serves my purposes the best though the price is daunting. I do not like #2, it has a bit of spice to it. I do like #3. It's a bit heavier than #1 but all floral.
By:Sydney, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jun-2020
Rating: The scent is intoxicating! I cannot get enough of it! I think the people that have given bad reviews maybe just don't like the smell of ylang ylang.
By:Jennifer, Fairfax, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 21-May-2018
Rating: This was my first time smelling ylang ylang and I wasn't very happy with it. Very very strong scent, overpowering in everything I put it in. I guess I mostly just don't like the scent of ylang ylang in general, but even so, this was far too sickly sweet.
By:Suni, Lehigh Acres, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Nov-2012
Rating: I'm not normally very into sweet vs herbaceous floral scents, but this ylang ylang reminds me so much of the smell of honeysuckle that I can't help but love it. The price is also right for using this in my cp soaps.
By:Eden, Monterey, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Apr-2015
Rating: While I usually love everything from NDA, I am glad that I only got the sample size of this. I was hoping that this would be an affordable floral to use in my soaps, but I found the scent cloying and like bad perfume with medicinal, latexy undertones and wholly lacking the wintergreen notes of higher grade ylang. Maybe it could accent another essential oil nicely, but I don't see it standing alone or even being a major component in a blend. Get the grade 1 or extra if you can afford to, but you're better off passing this one up.
By:Eric, Manalapan, New Jersey Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Feb-2014
Rating: me and my mom absolutely positively love this oil. it smells wonderful! very relaxing, uplifting . the oils I have purchased from you are great .
By:Adriane, Grafton, West Virginia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Dec-2011
Rating: This oil on its own I find excessively sweet and overpowering. But in a ratio of 6 or more drops to 1, it adds just the right touch to bind unrelated scents into a beautiful new aroma.
In mixing oils myself, at first I made a mess, ending up with clashing and/or medicinal smells.. Now I stay within NDA's blend recommendations and find myself making tantalizing new aromas. In fact, when I pass the perfume counters in the stores, I cringe when they try to spray perfume on me. My mind salivates at the the intoxicating scents made from real essential oils such as this.
By:M., Irving, Texas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Sep-2012
Rating: I really like this essential oil, sticks well in CP soap. Used in a blend with vanilla essential oil & it's great.
Rating: Very fruity. Not as potent as Ylang Ylang #1, but just as lovely. More practical to use in soap than Ylang Ylang #1. It's great for skin, great for hair. The intoxicating aroma helps relax you after a hectic day. Too much can make you dizzy, but it's wonderful.
By:Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2011
Rating: I've smelled all the Ylang Ylang oils at New Directions and the Ylang Ylang #3 is my favourite....sweet, floral yet somewhat nutty (at least to my nose), sensual, warm scent that doesn't give me a headache. Absolutely love!
By:Tusha, Brampton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is my favorite Ylang Ylang essential oil to use in all my body products!! It is good to check out each version of this essential oil, this personally my favorite! I love that I can order it in larger quantities because I do use it in many of my products. Thanks ND!
By:Christy, Sylvan Lake, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I personally do not care for Ylang Ylang oil that much. A bit too flowery for my earth/wood-centric nostrils. However, this particular Ylang Ylang is quite nice. Strong, but not overwhelming. Floral, but with a slight earthy undertone. In small quantities, this mixes well with many other floral and citrus oils as well as my beloved woodsy oils. Thanks for the variety of Ylang Ylang ND that allowed me to find the perfect oil for me.
By:Michael, Chicago, Illinois Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Dec-2010
Rating: Ohhh what a wonderful exotic scent! It's only a shame it couldn't be more affordable. However NDA does offer it at very comparable prices! I love to blend this with lavender in my soaps and creams.
By:Heather, Colorado Springs, Colorado Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Aug-2009
Rating: I wasn't sure if I liked Ylang Ylang....Well I actually LOVE it!!! I've ordered it twice, because I love it in a bath or in my perfume. For me the scent could last longer....but none the less it is a slightly sweet smell of heaven!
By:Carrie, North Fork, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Aug-2009
Rating: Love it! Intoxicating floral. This has worked great to clear some acne I had.
By:Lori, Wall, New Jersey
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Aug-2010
Rating: Great to use for solid perfumes, and candles, such a lovely floral exotic scent, will be trying it in my bath bombs too.
By:Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I am not a floral lover in general but this is so soft and sensual I adore it! I'm sorry I bought the small size but know where to go when I need more! I am dying to try it w/ rosewood or cedarwood. Yum! Very femine. A little will go a long way. Plan to put a couple of drops in face cream. Can't wait for a relaxing bath with this! I will have to branch out into florals if they are all as lovely as this! Well done!
By:Susan, Huntington Station, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Apr-2010
Rating: Love the floral smell of Ylang Ylang, has a bit of a sweeter smell to it.
By:Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I fell in love with this scent, it is so relaxing. I put in the diffuser with Patchouli, rosemary, lemon, grapefruit eo's lovely. my husband loves it too. Thanks NDA for a great product.
By:Andrea, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-May-2009
Rating: Well, after making all my different products I decided to do something just for me! So I purchased Ylang Ylang #3. What an amazing, sensual, intoxicating scent it is. I just luvvvvvvvvvvv putting a few drops of it in bath water for a totally indulging, relaxing, zen moment of rest for ME! Well maybe my hubby also! But knowing how I am - I'll probably end up sharing this wonderful secret with my customers. Love you EO's!
By:Suzanna, Corfu, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 01-May-2007
Rating: I really went back and forth on buying this. I just purchase from ND for fun so compared with the other EOs on here this is on the expensive end for me. But I'm so happy I did buy it. A little bit goes a long way and it smells so good, very exotic. I take full, deep breaths when I'm using it. I'm such a fan of floral scents; it's really nice to have one to work with now.
By:Gretchen, Phoenix, Arizona Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jul-2008
Rating: Ylang ylang has proven to be a wonderful hair moisturizer for me! It's fragrance is very feminine...not too flowery though. With a touch of sweetness. It also has a calming effect on me. I highly recommend it.
By:Sara, Turlock, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Oct-2008
Rating: This fragrance is intoxicating...INTOXICATING. Try it, if you have not already.
By:Linda, Visalia, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 12-Mar-2009
Rating: Wow! This EO definitely grows on you fast -this is my new favourite, I use it in everything. Floral, but not heavy -great!!
By:Lucie, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This Ylang Ylang is so clear and pure. Thank you, ND for providing such consistenly good products!
By:Mary, Kansas City, Missouri Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Feb-2007
Rating: I use a few drops of this in my creams! Gives a lovely floral scent.
By:Wai, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I like the aroma of this Ylang ylang and use this variety in my hair shampoo and facial cream. It is known to be helpful with acne and hair growth and has a calming influence. A very nice quality #3!
By:Lori, Brandon, Manitoba Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Sensual and intoxicating scent - amazing! I purchased Ylang Ylang #2 and Ylang Ylang #3 and I am unable to tell the difference between them - the scents seem identical.
By:Karen, Spring Hill, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Dec-2007
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).