All About Ylang Ylang
Ylang ylang is a strongly aromatic tropical flower known for its anxiolytic effect. Its aroma may also be an aphrodisiac.
Ylang Ylang Herb and Oil
Latin Name: Cananga odorato
Other Common Names
Ylang ylang are the strongly aromatic flowers from a tropical exotic tree.
Essential Oil Description
Flowers are picked in the early morning and steam distilled to make a slightly oil essential oil that is light amber in color, and a very strong, heady floral sweet aroma. An absolute is more commonly made over an essential oil. Ylang ylang oil is given an oil grade based on the distillation process that yields differing oil compostions of extra superior, extra, grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3 (Petersen, 2015).
- Linalool / Beta Linalool / Linalyl Alcohol / Linalyl Oxide
- Benzyl benzoate
- Benzyl salicylate