Botanical name: Cananga odorata
Method of extraction: Steam distillation
The rich floral scent of ylang ylang oil is euphoric, passionate, sensuous and uplifting. It is intensely charismatic and bewitching, and it creates feelings of peace and dispels anger. Like jasmine, rose and sandalwood oils, ylang ylang oil is known as an antidepressant, aphrodisiac and sedative. Used in a massage oil, vaporiser or bath it will help relieve nervous tension, stress, irritability and mild anxiety. Ylang ylang is known to slow down over-rapid breathing and over-rapid heartbeat. These symptoms usually occur when someone is in shock, frightened or anxious, and sometimes when they are extremely angry.