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Ylang ylang Essential Oil (Perfume Ingredient)

Botonical Name: Cananga odorata
CAS #: 8006-81-3
Country of Origin: Comores
Color & Odor: Pale yellow liquid @22°C with Sweet floral-balsamic odor
Solubility: Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
F.E.M.A. #: 3119
Specific Gravity: 0.930 @ 72°F
Optical Rotation: -49.9
Refractive Index: 1.508 @ 72°F
Flash Point: 187 °F
Major Constituents: benzyl acetate (ca. 25 %), p-cresyl methyl ether (ca. 20 %), methyl benzoate (ca. 5 %), methyl salicylate and cinnamyl acetate.
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Perfumery Note: heart
Blends Well With: gardenia, florals, fruits, peach, orange flower, neroli

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Ylang ylang oil is made from the star shaped flowers of the herb Cananga odorata genuina. It has intensive sweet floral aroma with certain similarities to jasmine, with medicinal top notes. the essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy and perfumery industries.

How is Ylang ylang Essential Oil Produced?

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is produced using steam distillated flowers of the Cananga odorata plant.

Classifications/Grades of Ylang Ylang Oil

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil can be categorized in 5 major types which are Ylang Ylang Extra, Ylang Ylang I, II III, and Ylang Ylang Complete.

Each type refers to the number how many times Ylang Ylang Essential Oil has gone under distillation process through fractionation.

Product Abstract

Cananga odorata, also referred as the cananga tree, is a tropical tree that is native from India, through parts of Indochina, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia, to Queensland, Australia. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Cananga odorata
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Cananga


Ylang Ylang is widely appreciated perfume ingredient in perfumery industry. Besides the oil possesses rich medicinal properties thus used globally in aromatherapy, cosmetics and pharma.

  • Aromatherapy Uses: Ylang Ylang Essential Oil soothes stress, anxiety, depression and restlessness. Some research suggest that its aphrodisiac characteristics can boost the libido to enhance sensuality between a couple.


  • Uses in Cosmetics: Ylang Ylang Essential Oil can be helpful in improving the growth of new skin and hair, thus used in numerous beauty and personal care products.


  • Medicinal Applications: Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is known for rich therapeutic characteristics which can help healing of wounds, enhances the health of the nervous system as well as reduces the anxiety.


  • Applications in Perfumery: Ylang ylang perfume ingredient is beautifully fragrant, with an intense, sweet, slightly fruity floral aroma. Ylang Ylang is one of the main notes in many of the most popular fragrances today, including Chanel No. 5 and Joy Perfume.


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