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Essential Oil Spotlight - Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Ylang Ylang is one of the newest oils we carry. It has a beautiful, sweet, floral, and rich scent. To me, it smells fruity, florally and spicy. The essential oil is steam distilled from the flower of the plant, and considered a middle to base note.

Ylang Ylang is a very balancing oil, it can bring a feeling of calm; reducing blood pressure, and heart rate. With that said, if you are on blood pressure medication or have any issues with your heart, please use this oil with caution. Also, avoid using on children under 2 years of age.EndFragment

The feeling this essential oil gives me is, "The time is now, no more procrastination, let’s do this!" See below for ways to use this beautiful oil.

Emotional and Mental Uses:

Use to uplift, aid in attracting love, enhance sensuality, dispel fear and apprehension, reduce negative projections, gain a sense of self-worth, bring confidence, center yourself, increase joy, reduce guilt, jealousy, anger, stress, anxiety, frustration, and mood swings. It can also aid in abundance, spiritual connection, to relax the mind, bring alertness, attentiveness, love, emotional balance, decrease depression, increase self-esteem, courage, wealth, and prosperity.

Physical Uses:

Used to enhance moisturize and reduce oily skin, hair rejuvenator, support respiratory system, wounds, restful, aphrodisiac, cardiovascular system support.

Paired Crystals:

If you wanted to pair crystals with this lovely oil, Citrine, Hematite, Kunzite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Morganite, Rose Quartz, and Ruby are all excellent choices. Wear them as a necklace or bracelet, carry in a pouch, or just have in your pocket.


Not to be used on children under 2, hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin. Always dilute. *1

Please dilute accordingly. ​In 1 ounce of carrier oil:

  • 0.5% (1/2 percent) - 1 years old to 3 years old (2-3 drops)

  • 1% - 6 years old to 10 years old (5-6 drops)

  • 2% - 10 years to adult (10-12 drops)

  • 3% - 4% adult bad cold, infection, acute pain (18-24 drops)

If you would like to add this oil to your collection, visit If you would like to pair with a crystal bracelet or necklace, visit our website at

Should you have an questions or would like a bracelet or necklace made, please email me at



Caution: The material on this page is not meant to take the place of diagnosis and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Since the actual use of this product by others is beyond our control, no expressed or implied guarantee as to the effects of their use can be given nor liability taken. Use at your own discretion. Any application of the recommendations is at the user’s risk. Sweet Willow Spirit, LLC disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of this information and assumes no responsibility for any actions taken. This should not be used in place of traditional therapies but solely as a complementary means for bringing well-being. The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of any oil or healing modality.

*1 Tisserand and Young; Essential Oil Safety A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Second Edition. New York: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014. Print

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