Ylang-ylang, totum & extra, organic Madagascar

100% pure and natural essential oil

Botanical name: Cananga odorata genuina

Plant Part: flowers

Extraction method: steam distilled

Origin: Madagascar


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Crop type: 
Certified organic culture
totum & extra,
Pale to golden yellow clear liquid
Characteristic sweet exotic floral odor
Oil Properties: 
Wellness - Relaxing
Wellness - Esthetics & Beauty
Wellness - Aphrodisiac
Oil Recommendations: 
Unona odorantissimum, Uvaria odorata
Cananga odorata flower oil
Product code: EAB226639

Cautions and warnings:
Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
The information contained on our site is presented purely for information purposes and cannot, in any case, bind the responsibility of the company. In no way does this information constitute a recommendation for preventive or curative treatment, prescription or diagnosis, nor should it be considered as such.

Words by Mikaël

Ylang-ylang, a flower with a bewitching scent from Madagascar, is the flower of love.

Traditionally used in the South Pacific islands for its aphrodisiac virtues, it awakens feminine sensuality and predisposes to love.

You will find it in our Cupid synergy.

On an emotional level, Ylang-ylang essential oil is a valuable ally in times of stress to help lower nervous tension and blood pressure.

It will also do wonders in a neutral shampoo to fortify dull and tired hair.

In case of stress or palpitation, inhale it directly from the bottle or pour a few drops into a massage oil for a relaxing massage.

Words by Anny Schneider

This certified organic Ylang-ylang essential oil, extracted from the flowers of this tropical shrub, has calming and euphoric effects, stimulating all the senses thanks to its very heady floral aromas.

It is also recognized as bactericidal and antifungal, even slightly hypotensive.

Very gentle in topical application, it can be used pure as a perfume or incorporated into a bath or relaxing massage oil.

Diluted in a shampoo or conditioner, it brings strength and shine to the hair.

Integrated into a vegetable oil or butter, it also very well relieves insect bites and irritated skin in general.

This essential oil balances the production of sebum and is therefore ideal for acne-prone or oily skin.

Ylang-ylang flower essential oil is reputed to be an aphrodisiac and does well as a perfume.

Balancing nervous, it promotes feelings of euphoria, lightness and stirs the joy of living.

Origin of this essential oil

This organic essential oil of Ylang-ylang from Madagascar is obtained in first extraction from the flowers of the plant.


Brings strength and shine to the hair.

Balances sebum production.

Nerve balancing.

Promotes a state of lightness, joy.

Suggestions for use





Keep away from children, air, heat and light.


Not recommended for pregnant women.

More information

Ylang-ylang essential oil document (French only).

The essential oil of ylang-ylang is typically obtained through steam distillation of the fresh flowers of the ylang-ylang tree, scientifically known as Cananga odorata. Here are the typical steps of the distillation process:

  • 1. **Harvesting the flowers:** Fresh flowers of the ylang-ylang tree are harvested just before full bloom, as this is when they contain the highest amount of essential oil.
  • 2. **Loading into the distiller:** The flowers are then loaded into a still or distiller, where they are covered with water.
  • 3. **Heating:** The water is heated to produce steam, which then passes through the flowers and extracts the aromatic compounds.
  • 4. **Condensation:** The steam, now loaded with essential oil, is then cooled, causing it to revert back to its liquid form. This cooling phase allows for the separation of the essential oil from the water, as the oil is insoluble in water.
  • 5. **Separation:** The essential oil is then collected from the surface of the water, typically through decantation or by using an oil-water separator.

Once obtained, ylang-ylang essential oil can be classified into different grades, often designated by terms like "extra," "1st," "2nd," "3rd," or "totum." Here's what these terms generally signify:

  • - **Extra:** This is the highest grade of ylang-ylang essential oil. It is obtained during the first distillation and is considered the purest and richest in aromatic compounds.
  • - **1st:** Also known as "first fraction," this grade is obtained during the initial distillation phase. While of high quality, it is slightly less concentrated in aromatic compounds compared to the extra grade.
  • - **2nd:** Also called "second fraction," this grade is obtained during a second distillation of the flowers. It is less concentrated in aromatic compounds than the previous grades but still maintains good quality.
  • - **3rd:** This grade is obtained through further distillation of flowers that have already been distilled once or twice. It is less concentrated in aromatic compounds than the preceding grades and is often used for less demanding applications in terms of quality.
  • - **Totum:** Totum is an essential oil that contains all the aromatic compounds extracted during multiple successive distillations of the flowers. It is considered to offer a complete and balanced representation of the ylang-ylang aroma, although it may be less concentrated than individual grades.


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