Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

(Canaga Odorata)

While famed for its exquisite fragrance and long history as a component of perfumes, ylang ylang has much to offer therapeutically.  It is an effective mood uplifting agent as well as having calming properties.


Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, and tonic

Common Primary Uses

Aphrodisiac, Arrhythmia, Calming, Colic, Crying, Diabetes, Exhaustion, Fear, Hair (Loss), High Blood Pressure, Hormonal Balance, Hyperpnea, Libido (Low), Palpitations, Relaxation, Sedative, Stress, Tachycardia, Tension

Other Possible Uses

Ylang ylang may help with rapid breathing, balancing equilibrium, frustration, balancing heart function, impotence, infection, intestinal problems, sex drive problems, shock, and skin problems.


Aromatically, Topically, Internally, Topically with no dilution

Safety Data

Repeated use can possibly result in contact sensitization


More information can be found in the Modern Essentials book.