ylang ylang flower from Ponce Puerto Rico cananga odorata

Benefits of Ylang Ylang Handmade Soap

What is Ylang Ylang?

Before knowing the benefits of ylang ylang handmade soap, what is  ylang ylang?    Known as the “Flower of Flowers”, this tropical tree is easily found in Puerto Rico by its long long fragrant yellow petals.  

Ylang Ylang,  pronounced “Ee-lang Ee-lang,”  has a wonderful sweet tropical aroma reminiscent of jasmine. Used in aromatherapy for its relaxing and antidepressant properties.

Where does it come from?

This tree, which bears the scientific name Cananga odorata, flowers year round and is native to South Asia.  The essential oil extracted from the flower has great value. It takes on average 50 pounds of fresh flowers to make 1 pound of essential oil!

Uses of Ylang Ylang

Traditionally, in Puerto Rico the flowers were used to fragrance clothes by adding them to  dresser drawers and closets.  Instead, you can store your ylang ylang handmade soaps for the same effect.

Ylang Ylang is used in aromatherapy for relieving stress, anxiety.  For this reason, its  delicate fragrance will soothe the mind and body.  Also, the scent of ylang ylang has long been known to boost the libido.  For this reason, it is customary in Indonesia, to sprinkle flowers on the bed of newlywed couples.

Used in perfume making as a heart or middle note.  It is one of the main notes in many of the most popular fragrances today like Chanel No. 5 and Joy Perfume.  For example, Chanel No. 5 contains a significant amount of ylang ylang oil, around 10 percent!.

Benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang is a known mood enhancer and known to relieve:

– Stress

– Anxiety & Nervousness

– Insomnia

– Depression

– Aphrodisiac

Benefits of Ylang Ylang Handmade Soap

In addition to the properties mentioned above, our ylang ylang handmade soap has a balancing effect on the skin making it suitable for all skin types.  Meaning, it will regulate oil production in the skin and will balance overly dry as well as excessively oily skin.

In conclusion, the use of ylang ylang handmade soap has many benefits including its stress reliving properties and oil balancing effects on your skin.


We prepare many products with the ylang ylang fragrance.

Ylang Ylang handmade soap from puerto rico 4.25 oz made by Caribbean soaps


Coconut shell Candle

Tin candle


Perfume roll on

Likewise, we offer other soaps to help you relax. Lavender and Double Mint  handmade soaps have similar relaxing properties.

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