Ylang Ylang Complete: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

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Ylang Ylang Complete from Plant Therapy

Ylang Ylang Complete: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Ylang Ylang Complete

Latin name: Cananga odorata

Aroma Description: Intensely sweet, heady floral scent

Therapeutic benefits

  • Can help reduce worry, calm the mind, and uplift mood.
  • Best known for its aphrodisiac qualities.
  • Can be used to help retain moisture in hair and skin.
  • Encourages full body relaxation.


No! Ylang Ylang Complete is NOT KidSafe.

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Ylang Ylang Complete: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Dilution instructions:

Add 1 drop Ylang Ylang, 2 drops Sandalwood, and 2 drops Bergamot in two teaspoons (10 mL) carrier oil for a romantic, sensual massage blend. Because of possible skin sensitization, we recommend a maximum dilution of 0.8% for topical applications.

Diffusion instructions:

Add a drop or two to your diffuser to help calm a frazzled mind. Because the aroma is powerful and heady, only a small amount is needed.

Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood Virginian, Geranium Egyptian, Grapefruit Pink, Jasmine Absolute, Mandarin, Neroli, Peppermint Western US, Petitgrain, Sandalwood Australian, and Vetiver.

Check out all our other essential oil spotlight blog posts by heading to our Spotlight Page!


51 thoughts on “Ylang Ylang Complete: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week”

    1. Hello John,
      It used to be classified as not Kidsafe which is when this blog was written. With our new batches of Ylang Ylang it is Kidsafe and is okay to use around kids. We hope this helps!

  • Adding a couple drops of ylang ylang and rosemary to my leave in conditioner makes my curls unbelievably soft.

  • Im still on the fence with Ylang Ylang. Some days I find it pleasant, but Im not always crazy about it. ‍♀️

  • I am not a huge fan of ylang ylang on its own, but I love the floral sweetness when added as a drop to my typically more woody blends!

    1. I thought I hated ylang ylang turned out its rose I hate lol I bought ylang ylang for my son because he loves Let it Go. I thought I hated the ylang ylang but it’s actually fine on its own, I’m gonna add it to Skin Restore (lavender and neroli) for an anxiety blend! Neroli and lavender don’t quite do it on their own but I can see the potential and now that I know ylang ylang isn’t so bad, I can really reap the benefits of it! I already know it helps my headaches with blue tansy

  • Read that ylang ylang good for high blood pressure. I diffuse it for my dad as he wants to avoid taking statin medication.

  • Tried Ylang Ylang for the first time in diffuser….I LOVE it! The smell is wonderful, makes me smile! So glad I bought it!

  • This is one of my favorite “floral scent” oils. I am always diffusing with different oils and always achieve good results. I’m not crazy about some of the heavier floral scents but ylang ylang does the trick for me.

  • I really appreciate that you note whether or not the oil is ok for kids to use. This is a wonderful quality that you have – warning others in smart oil usage. Thank you!

  • This is one of my must have oils! The exotic scent just makes me feel good however I use it. It’s like pampering for the soul ♡

  • this is one of my must have e.o. Its great for around my kids….. just remember, it bother skin of little ones. but, awesome in the diffuser!

  • After reading the bow, how useful is Ylang Ylang, I could not resist. Just ordered one. Excited to have one.

  • I can’t wait to try this calming blend. I’ve been using ylang ylang complete for a few years now, but now I know even more ways to use it. Thanks Plant Therapy.

  • When I first got Ylang Ylang Complete and diffused it by itself I did not care for it, and haven’t used it since. This post inspires me to try it with something like Cedarwood. I can imagine that taking off some of scent that felt to strong to me. Trying that tonight!

  • I have had this oil for a while. It has been one of my favorites since before I knew what essential oils were. Thanks for the new information. I will have to branch out on my uses.

    1. This is my question as well! There is also a Ylang Ylang 3, which is the one I have (not from Plant Therapy).

      1. Ylang Ylang can undergo five grades of distillation; extra, I, II, III, and Complete (PT only sells Extra and Complete). It is literally distilled into “fractions” depending on how long it spends in the distillation process. No matter what type you have, it does not alter the quality of the oil, instead, it changes the aroma and constituents (but not tremendously). You can compare their GC-MS reports to find constituent differences or reach out to our team of aromatherapists at [email protected] for more information 🙂 I hope this helps!

  • It seems Ylang Ylang is a love it or hate it scent. I really love it, and find it very calming. But a little does go a long way with this one!

  • Love love love this oil!! Very excited to see that it’s a spotlight oil of the week. My favorite blend with Ylang Ylang is from Tyler of PT/SEOR – Tropical Sunset – 5d Orange Essence, 3d Vanilla Oleoresin, 1d Cedarwood Atlas & 1d Ylang Ylang. HEAVENLY!! Another favorite of mine is one I created for sleep – 5d Grapefruit Pink, 4d Lavender & 1d Ylang Ylang. Soooo relaxing!!

  • YlangYlang is one of my favorite essential oils. I have been using it in an anti-aging serum along with other essential oils known to be healing to the skin. I also love the massage blend mentioned in the blog. Bergamot and sandalwood with it are lovely to diffuse, very calming and uplifting for me.

  • I am so excited to try Ylang Ylang. I always thought that was the scent that bothered me in a couple of my blends but nice to find out it’s just Patchouli. Can’t wait to buy this as a single !!!

  • I adore ylang ylang in Love Vanilla. I’ve been a bit hestitant to use it alone due to it’s low max dermal, but after reading this post, I’m going to try! Thanks!

  • I could definitely use some extra support with easing my mind. I’m going to look into ylang ylang!

  • Love this oil. It’s one of my favorites!! I just put together the vetiver pillow spray last night after (finally) picking up some everclear. It smells DIVINE! I also use it in a perfume with orange, neroli and jasmine. Thank you for all the knowledge and the uses and cautions about this sweet, heady essential oil.

  • I have heard such good things about Ylang Ylang! I am happy its the spotlight this week and I will finally get to try it.

  • From what age can use oils that are not kidsafe? I’ve got a couple of little ones and don’t think I’ll be trying the not kidsafe ones yet.

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