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
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’.