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YLANG YLANG EXTRA ESSENTIAL OIL

WE DO NOT SUGGEST INGESTING ESSENTIAL OILS, ONLY USE THEM TOPICALLY AND TO DIFFUSE

Ylang ylang oil is made from the flowers of the herb Cananga odorata genuina. People apply ylang ylang oil to the skin to promote relaxation, kill bacteria, lower blood pressure, and increase sexual desire. It is also part of a combination spray used to kill head lice.

 

Common Name: Ylang Ylang

Latin Binomial: Cananga odorata

Family: Annonaceae

Other Common Names: Cananga Oil, ilang ilang

Production Method: distillation, fractional distillation

Countries of Origin: Indonesia

Description of Oil: pale yellow, powerfully floral and intensely sweet sensual odour.

Description of Plant: A fast growing, tropical, aromatic tree with large shiny oval leaves.  When the flowers mature they are yellow-green and exude an intense aroma at night.

History, Folklore and Myth:  The name Ylang Ylang has been interpreted as ‘flower of flowers’.  ‘A crown in the East’ known as ‘the perfume tree’.  Traditionally mixed with coconut oil and used by women as a hair dressing in the South Seas.

Properties and Uses: Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Hypotensive, Sedative

Precautions and Contraindications:  HAZARDS: Skin sensitization (moderate risk)

CAUTIONS (DERMAL): Hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin, children under 2 years of age.

MAXIMUM DERMAL USE LEVEL: 0.8%

Other Interesting Information: Described as having a narcotic scent.  Sometimes referred to as ‘poorman’s Jasmine’.

Cananga odorata        

Flower    

Naturally Farmed     

Steam Distilled     

Indonesia

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Profile