Unlocking The Aromatic Secrets: Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil Properties

Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang), is an exotic flowering plant native to tropical regions such as the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and Australia. It’s extracted via steam distillation to make Ylang-ylang essential oil.

Ylang-ylang oil contains sedative properties that help lower your heart rate, making it an excellent way to prepare you for restful slumber. Try diffusing some in the best diffuser or Wellbeing Pod an hour before bedtime for maximum effectiveness.


Ylang-ylang oil’s sedative qualities help to soothe your nervous system and provide a sense of well-being, slowing a rapid heartbeat while soothing shock or trauma symptoms. In addition, its soothing qualities may be used to ease headaches or insomnia as a natural treatment, ease tension or depression as well and increase sexual desire in both men and women.

Ylang-ylang oil contains carminative properties that help treat digestive issues like cramps and constipation. It increases bile production while eliminating harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract to aid in digestion. Furthermore, its carminative effects help lower blood pressure levels and reduce cardiovascular risks.

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The antiseptic and astringent properties of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil make it effective against acne. Furthermore, it promotes hair growth while treating dry or brittle locks. Furthermore, its vitamin A & C content nourishes both scalps and improves hair conditions, while its insecticidal qualities help rid yourself of head lice or parasites that might invade.

You can use ylang-ylang oil both topically and internally as a nutritional supplement. When used topically, be sure to dilute it with a carrier oil first before applying directly to your skin. Alternatively, add a few drops of warm bath water, inhaling aromatic steam while relaxing into it, to soothe nerves and improve mood. You may also combine this oil with others such as Bergamot, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Marjoram, Orange, and Sandalwood to use aromatherapy techniques.


Ylang-ylang oil is an antidepressant with natural anti-anxiety effects, providing relief for anxiety, stress, and depression. The scent is soothing and uplifted – helping boost confidence and self-esteem – and lowering blood pressure and breathing rates to calm the body while easing mental strain – qualities which also make ylang ylang oil useful in relieving symptoms associated with PMS or menopause.

The addition of ylang-ylang essential oil or aromatic diffuser can provide relief for insomnia, tension-induced muscle spasms, or simply extra relaxation. Furthermore, its properties have also been known to combat skin conditions like tangles, dandruff, and hair loss. As a relaxing face mask try mixing equal parts ylang ylang oil with either coconut or jojoba oil and massaging into your skin twice daily for best results.

Ylang-ylang oil can be found in perfumes, but it also serves a dual function in aromatherapy: to relieve tension and promote sensuality. Used alone or mixed with other essential oils, it helps promote sleep, soothe inflammation, balance hormone levels, and balance sleep cycles. With antiseptic properties that make it effective against burns and wounds as well as inhibiting cancerous melanoma cell growth in laboratory tests – not to mention stimulating scalp stimulation to help combat hair loss – ylang-ylang oil is widely used within haircare products to stimulate scalp stimulation to help avoid hair loss!


Ylang-ylang oil is known for its analgesic properties and can help ease menstrual cramp pain and sore muscles. Furthermore, applied topically it can relieve skin irritations such as psoriasis or dermatitis – perfect for bug bites by simply saturating a cotton ball in oil and massaging over it!

Ylang-ylang essential oil is extracted from the flowers of Cananga odorata plants. These tropical blooms feature exquisite fragrance and are often found in perfumes. To thrive, the ylang-ylang plants require hot, humid tropical environments; their bloom begins around its fifth year; Then handpicked blooms are handpicked by handpicked for extraction by way of steam distillation, using boiling the flowers then segregating their volatile oil from any surface water that comes up and then separating this process yielding its unique, exotic smell that gives this oil its unique, exotic character.

Ylang-ylang oil contains terpenoids that may help fight premature aging and inflammation, treat acne, and moisturize dry skin. Although typically mixed into beauty products, this oil can also be used directly on its own to provide soothing skin benefits – adding it to carrier oils for massage or inhaling it can create a calming atmosphere. While generally safe for most skin types, we always suggest conducting a patch test first to determine any adverse reactions.



Ylang-ylang essential oil boasts antiseptic and germicidal properties due to compounds like benzyl acetate, linalool, and p-cresyl methyl ether which make it effective against various infections such as wound healing, treating dandruff or combating fungal growth. Massage oils or added directly into soaps/shampoos/shower gels could be used for this purpose as well. It could even be inhaled directly from its bottle or used via vaporizer/inhaler devices for inhaling purposes!

Anti-inflammatory and blood-pressure-reducing properties make ylang-ylang an invaluable asset, aiding to lower high blood pressure by relaxing veins and arteries to decrease heart rate and prevent cardiovascular disorders, attacks, and strokes. Furthermore, its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties allow it to treat various skin ailments including acne, burns, and dermatitis – not forgetting its ability to prevent hair loss while encouraging hair growth!

The oil can be combined with a carrier oil and used for massage therapy, rubbing into neck and wrist muscles to soothe headaches and body aches. A few drops placed on cotton balls near your nose may also provide inhalation relief. Furthermore, it can even be diluted down further as a practical room fragrance solution.

It is vitally important when purchasing ylang-ylang essential oil to purchase its pure, undiluted version as cheaper synthetically produced varieties (known as Cananga oil) do not possess the same health and wellness advantages. Read the label and inquire with your retailer to be certain you are purchasing authentic products.


Ylang-ylang essential oil has long been recognized for its antispasmodic properties, helping to relieve tension, anxiety, and stress. Furthermore, it can soothe heart palpitations and balance sebum production. Furthermore, studies have also demonstrated its anti-acne properties by inhibiting certain acne-causing bacteria growth while supporting healthy skin.

Moksha Lifestyle’s ylang-ylang oil is produced through steam distillation from star-shaped flowers of Cananga odorata trees, which have a tropical environment. When harvesting begins is believed to have an enormous influence on their scent and quality. Moksha Lifestyle sources its ylang-ylang oils from Madagascar and Ecuador (our Finca Botanica farm). Madagascar-sourced ylang-ylang stands out among other varieties with a more complex aroma due to being grown under tropical conditions on an island nation than any other variety available for Moksha Lifestyle products!

The addition of ylang-ylang oil to your bathwater or inhaling directly from the bottle can help ease fatigue, soothe sore muscles, and menstrual discomfort, enhance mood, promote feelings of confidence and positivity, as well as boost self-esteem among participants in initial studies.

Ylang-ylang oil is safe when taken in small doses and mixed properly with carrier oil, though pregnant women or children are advised against its use. Before using any essential oil product on themselves or others, conducting a patch test on small areas of skin to assess any allergies or sensitivities should always be carried out before use.


Ylang-ylang oil contains many antimicrobial properties that make it effective at treating infections, particularly against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus. Furthermore, studies have also demonstrated its ability to inhibit Candida albicans growth – the primary source of fungal infection.

The antimicrobial properties of ylang-ylang essential oil can be attributed to its bioactive compounds such as benzyl acetate, geranyl acetate, caryophyllene, and p-cresyl methyl ether. Furthermore, various terpenoids and sesquiterpenes contribute to its effectiveness for skin health; its antimicrobial activities can even help treat mild acne breakouts, rashes, or other skin disorders.

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Ylang-ylang oil can also be added to bathwater to alleviate anxiety and depression symptoms while mixing it with massage oils can soothe tired muscles and joints and even treat headaches and sleep issues.

Apply ylang-ylang essential oil topically to protect your skin from the effects of oxidative stress and UV rays, or combine it with carrier oils like coconut or jojoba for use as an all-natural face moisturizer. Or inhale its aroma for energy boost and mood improvement; before doing this, however, conduct a patch test first!

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