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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
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Olfactive Description: Rich, Deep, and Bright with Hints of Jasmine and Neroli, Floral

With its elegant scent, Ylang Ylang essential oil (pronounced ee-lang ee-lang) is a rich, exotic floral commonly used in the perfume industry, but our ylang ylang is anything but common. There are multiple distillations of ylang ylang on the market that vary in concentration—ylang ylang I, II, and III. Our essential oil is ylang ylang I, which makes it a higher quality distillations and more concentrated than most other ylang ylang on the market. We highly recommend this as a standalone scent or for use in your own classy blend.

Ylang ylang flowers, also known as Cananga Odorata, are Certified Origin from Comoros, Madagascar, and are steam distilled. Did you know it takes 30,000 flowers to produce approximately 2.2 lb of essential oil?

This upscale essential oil is approved for use in candles, wax melts, and tarts. It also makes luxurious bar and liquid soap, and scrubs.

Candle Maker’s Notes: We’ve found that this essential oil produces a lovely scent in candles with a beautiful hot throw that’s true to the out of bottle fragrance. It rates three leaves out of three on our soy performance scale.

Blends Well With: Orange (Sweet), Pink Grapefruit, Bergamot, Clove Leaf, Patchouli (Dark), Amyris

Fragrance Wheel Family: Floral

Vibe Check: Calming, Grounding, Uplifting

Suggested Colors: Ivory, Yellow

See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Storage Tip: Best stored refrigerated away from food products or in a cool, dark place.

Returns: Essential oils can only be returned with an unbroken, original seal on the bottle.


Botanical Name
Cananga Odorata
Certified Origin
Plant Part
Extraction Method
Steam Distillation
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
Soy Performance
3 of 3

Recommended Applications

This product is Candle Safe usage: 3.0% - 6.0%
This product is Bar Soap Safe usage: 0.5% - 1.0%
This product is Liquid Soap Safe usage: 0.5% - 1.0%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 0.1%
This product is Room Spray Safe usage: 5.0%
This product is Perfume Safe usage: 0.7%
This product is not Diffuser Base Compatible
*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired essential oil strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels. Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Cold Process Soap Performance


Lye Water Temperature 105ºF
Oil temperature 102ºF

*Note: We used the maximum allowable IFRA usage rate of 1.40% to test this oil We did not experience any acceleration or separation. We slowly brought the batter to a medium trace, and it poured smoothly into the mold. After 24 hours we observed a small area gelled in the center of the loaf, and there was no discoloration. The scent was mild, but given the small usage rate, it was good. After 30 days there was no discoloration, and the scent did not fade.

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