When “odorata” is the name of the species, you know it will pack some fragrance, and no other essential oil has the sheer essence of flower compared to Ylang Ylang. The exotic and heavy tropical scent of Ylang Ylang makes it one of the most popular essential oils in cosmetics, and you can use Ylang Ylang essential oil for your fragrance in shampoo, body washes, and lotions.
Ylang Ylang is one of the more studied essential oils. In 2004 a Thai research team confirmed that this essential oil had a “harmonizing effect” on blood pressure and slowed the heart rate, with an Australian team confirming the findings in 2006. Add Ylang Ylang to your diffuser for the cerebral and cardiovascular benefits including increased alertness, calmed emotions, and a scent that some call euphoric.
Ylang ylang is rich in terpenes which are being studied for their beneficial neurological effects. Ylang Ylang blends well with other floral fragrances like jasmine and rose.