Ylang-ylang oil is made from the flowers of the herb Cananga odorata genuina.
People apply ylang ylang oil to the skin to promote relaxation, kill bacteria, lower blood pressure, and increase sexual desire. It is also part of a combination spray used to kill head lice.
The smell of ylang-ylang oil in aromatherapy is used for memory and thinking skills.
In foods and beverages, ylang-ylang oil is used as a flavouring.
In manufacturing, it is used as a fragrance for cosmetics and soaps.
Ylang-ylang oil contains chemicals that might make people feel calm.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Uses
Source: Julia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Updated Edition) (London: Harper Thorsons, 2014), 204-205.