Ylang Ylang Oil

Ylang Ylang oil …Indonesians spread the luxuriant flowers on the marriage bed of the newly wedded couples. Ylang means “flowers of flowers”…. sometimes called “the perfume tree”.

Botanical Name - Cananga odorata

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled

Parts Used - Flower

Note Classification – Base

Aroma - Intensely sweet, soft, floral-balsamic, slightly spicy scent, with a creamy rich top note

Largest Producing Countries - Comoro Islands, Madagascar, and Reunion

Traditional Use - Extensively used as a fragrance component and fixative in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes; ylang ylang extra tends to be used in high-class perfumes, ylang ylang 3 in soaps, detergents, etc.

Properties - Antidepressant, anti-infectious, antiseborrheic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, calmative, euphoric, hypotensive, nervine, regulator, sedative (nervous), stimulant (circulatory), and tonic.

Benefits - Acne, circulation, depression, frigidity, hair growth, high blood pressure, hyperpnoea, hypertension, impotence, insect bites, insomnia, nervous tension, oily skin, palpitations, PMS, regulates cardiac and respiratory rhythms, tachycardia, and uterine tonic.

Blends Well With - Bergamot, cassie, chamomile roman, clary sage, clove, costus, eucalyptus citriodora, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, litsea cubeba, mandarin, mimosa, neroli, opopanax, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, Peru balsam, petitgrain, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, tuberose, vetiver, and yuzu.

Safety DataYlang ylang oil is non-toxic, non-irritant - a few cases of sensitization have been reported. Use in moderation, since its heady scent can cause headaches or nausea. It’s best avoided if pregnant.

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