It might be the funkiest name in all essential oils, but the unique aromatic twist of ylang ylang – translated from the Philippine language of Tagalog: flower of flowers – offers both delightfully sweet notes and a pleasant kick of spice. The Cananga tree, a tropical species native to Madagascar and countries surrounding the Indian Ocean, produces brilliant yellow flowers, and pure ylang ylang essential oil is derived through steam distillation of the flowers.

The intense dual-purpose aroma comes together in perfect balance to support feelings of calmed nerves and even a bit of euphoria, while encouraging a sense of closeness, thanks to its main component, linalool. Because of this effect of relaxing while feeling close to someone, ylang ylang is a highly sought-after addition for creating a romantic atmosphere.

Ylang ylang has been researched for its promotion of relief from feelings of tension and stress, as well as the balance of mind, body, and spirit. It also supports a sense of self-confidence when used aromatically or diluted for topical use. And it’s popular around the home for repelling bugs, including larvae and flying pests.

Sometimes called “poor man’s Jasmine” – a little goes a long way – it is considered a staple oil, and a multifaceted one. Ylang ylang’s aroma is truly a concentrated intensity, and research shows it is definitely best in small doses. TLEO Ylang Ylang Complete comes in a smaller, 5 mL sustainable amber glass bottle. TLEO Ylang Ylang Complete pairs well with TLEO Bergamot, TLEO Frankincense, TLEO Geranium, TLEO Grapefruit, TLEO Lavender.


*These recommendations are for educational purposes only. Test first for possible allergic reaction. If pregnant or breast-feeding, or taking medications, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. This product line is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or mitigate any disease.

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