Ylang Ylang in Ghana
Ylang Ylang growing in Ghana

Ylang Ylang: The Healing Perfume

There is hardly any oil that combines a high perfumistic impact with an outstanding therapeutic value the way Ylang Ylang does. It is an indispensable, gentle, yet full-bodied floral with surprising pain relieving qualities. The oil is distinguished by a range of unusual aromatic esters (benzyl benzoate) and ethers (p-cresol methyl ether).


Ylang Ylang has traditionally been fractionated during distillation into four separate oils called Ylang Ylang Extra, 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Ylang Ylang Extra is the most sought after. According to Stephen Arctander there is no standard as to the physical properties of the various fractions. He further states that producers have resorted to mixing the less in demand 1st and 2nd fractions to form a lower cost Complete. This Complete may well have its value for aromatherapy as it is an unadulterated cross section of the whole Ylang Ylang oil. The 3rd fraction, the last of the distillation, has heavier components  desirable for buyers in the fragrance industry.

Ylang Ylang

The Site: Nosy Be, Madagascar and Rainforest Sites around the World

Steffen Arctander states that the Ylang Ylang tree (Cananga odorata) originates from Indonesia and possibly the Philippines. The name Ylang Ylang is derived from the Tagalog term for wilderness (ilang) alluding to its natural habitat.


The bulk of Ylang Ylang essential oil today is produced on the islands of Nosy Be (Madagascar) and Reunion. Yet due to its beauty, value and fragrant flowers, the tree is also cultivated around the world in suitable rain forest locales such as Ghana and Colombia.

Therapeutic Properties

According to French style aromatherapy the qualities of this oil can be summarized in simple terms as down-regulating everything that is too much, too hectic, too tense etc. The literature tells us it has a powerful influence on the central nervous system thereby mediating very strong pain relieving effects. It calms palpitations, relieves sexual weakness and releases blockages.

#753 Ylang Ylang from Ghana


Rarity from Ghana! Recently we were able to secure a small quantity of a true Complete (unfractionated) Ylang Ylang oil from the rainforests of western Ghana. This oil is the product of the full distillation from start to finish, Ylang Ylang like most of us have never smelled before. Round and balanced, intensely floral it is, as one would expect, in a class of its own! Its therapeutic powers are in line with the outstanding fragrance. Immediate headache relief upon sampling the oil has been observed.  Simply smelling this highly unusual oil brings generally positive and uplifting effects.

#5023 Ylang Ylang Comparison Set


We have assembled a special Comparison Set to celebrate our new unfractionated Ylang Ylang oil from Ghana.  Please compare the distillations and let us know what you think.

1x 5ml 753 Ylang Ylang, Ghana
1x 5ml 153 Ylang Ylang Complete Madagascar
1x 5ml 46  Ylang Ylang “3” Madagascar

Special Discount on Ylang Ylang Essential Oils

We are pleased to offer a special discount of 15% off our newly secured Ylang Ylang from Ghana and our new Ylang Ylang Comparison set!
Due to sell-out risk, please limit Ylang Ylang Ghana orders to two 15 ml bottles so everyone can experience this outstanding fragrance.
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PO Box 6723, San Rafael, CA 94903

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