Essential oils at a glance

Ylang ylang

Tangerine oil – image

“Uplifting, calming,
    balancing; good for anxiety, nervous tension”

Latin name: Cananga odorata

Description of plant: A tree, native to tropical Asia, growing to a height of 30 m. It produces intensely fragrant yellow flowers

Nature of oil: Pale yellow; intensely sweet, floral aroma

Method of oil extraction: Steam distillation of the flowers

Blends well with: Black pepper, citrus essential oils, frankincense, geranium, vetiver

Specific precautions required: May provoke sensitivity in some people

Stress-relieving properties include: Uplifting, calming, balancing; good for anxiety, nervous tension, depression and stress-related disorders, impatience, fear

Medical properties include: Antidepressant, antiseptic, hypotensive, sedative; good for high blood pressure, palpitations, depression, insomnia, premenstrual tension


  1. Wildwood C. Aromatherapy. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996.

For the best effects, it is advisable to buy pure essential oils. Products containing synthetic ingredients will not provide the same degree of benefit.

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Last updated: 01 January 2016

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