Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
The beautifully fragrant Ylang Ylang flower has been used for centuries in perfumes, religious ceremonies, and wedding events. Today, the Ylang Ylang essential oil produced from this exotic blossom is just as cherished and versatile. Ylang Ylang essential oil is renowned for its topical benefits and ability to promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin. It also has rich topically soothing and nourishing properties that can improve the healthy look and feel of your hair. Ylang Ylang oil is often used aromatically in perfumes, meditation, and massage due to its rich, peaceful scent and the calming and uplifting notes it brings to any atmosphere.
The Ylang Ylang plant is sometimes called the “perfume tree” due to its highly fragrant flowers.
Ylang Ylang essential oil is a product of the doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing® initiative in Nosy Be, Madagascar. The inhabitants of this island produce some of the highest quality Ylang Ylang essential oil in the world through a dedicated and labor-intensive process of nurturing, harvesting, and distilling the Ylang Ylang flowers. The doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing partnership with distillers and harvesters ensures that those who are working to produce Ylang Ylang oil can receive fair and consistent compensation for their efforts, as well as the added security of doTERRA as a guaranteed buyer.
The Ylang Ylang plant Cananga odorata is characterized by its drooping branches and large green leaves. Along the hanging boughs of this tree, smaller stalks containing multiple yellow-green flowers bloom. These flowers have long, narrow petals that dangle from the stalks, and are highly fragrant. These flowers also produce green fruits that grow in clusters and turn black when ripe. Ylang Ylang essential oil is extracted from the mature, yellow blossoms of the Ylang Ylang plant through steam distillation.
The sweet, floral notes of Ylang Ylang oil blends with a diverse range of other essential oils. For a harmonious blend, combine Ylang Ylang oil with Bergamot oil, Geranium oil, Grapefruit oil, Lemon oil, Marjoram oil, Sandalwood oil, or Vetiver oil.
For external use only. Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.