One of our top ten bestselling essential oils, this sensual and floral ylang ylang essential oil has soothing properties and helps to relieve emotional stresses during tense times. Known for its sweet, exotic scent and relaxing fragrance, ylang ylang oil is distilled from the delicate flowers hand-picked for us in Madagascar. We pay a fair price, plus an additional premium for community projects, for this beautifully calming essential oil.

Key ylang ylang benefit: Relaxing
Latin name: Cananga odorata
Country of origin: Madagascar
Blends beautifully with: grapefruit, bergamot and patchouli

Bath & Shower

The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.


This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.


Relaxes your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 7 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 3 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Diffusers & Burners

A natural air freshener, this technique creates a relaxing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Cananga Odorata Flower Oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
Susan W.
The best

Love all oils for diffuser from here, be purchasing all more oils ALWAYS from here

kathleen c.

I just love ylang-ylang essential oil from Neal's yard ,I have tried other makes but this the best one I use I it help me relax and unwind its perfect thank you x

Rachel L.
Ylang Ylang essential oil

I use this in the bath and add to body oil - smells divine, and just need a few drops each time, so great value.

Louisa R.
Strong fragrance

Love this essential oil, the scent is strong and lasts for ages. We use it in our oil diffuser & it leaves the room smelling lovely & us feeling relaxed exactly as it's meant to.

Krista A.
Soooooo yummy!

This scent is so good. It’s one of my favorites. And this is by far my favorite brand of oils. Such strong, consistent, quality scents.