Cananga odorata, commonly called ylang-ylang (/ˈiːlæŋ ˈiːlæŋ/ EE-lang-EE-lang),cananga tree, ilang-ilang, kenanga in Indonesian, fragrant cananga, Macassar-oil plant or perfume tree,is a tropical tree which originates from the Philippines and is valued for its perfume. The essential oil derived from the flowers is used in aromatherapy.
Ylang Ylang oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the tree. And means “flower of flower” among other things (read below). It has been used customarily for promoting healthy hair and balancing emotions.