Ylang Ylang #2, Organic
Pure, Therapeutic Ylang Ylang #2, Organically Grown
Botanical name : Cananga odorata genuina
Extraction method / Source : Steam Distillation / Flowers
Ylang Ylang #2 is the essential oil drawn from the second hour of the distillation process, and varies somewhat in its constituents from Extra, which contains all the components of distillation.
Aroma : Sweet, heavy, tropical floral with spicy balsamic undertones
Note classification : Middle / Base Odor Intensity : 4
Key constituents : Linalool, Germacrene, Caryophyllene, p-cresyl ether, methyl benzoate, Sesquiterpenes
Plant description : Botanical family : Annonaceae (Custard apple) Cananga tree is a tropical evergreen tree indigenous to the Philippines, and has been naturalized to several tropical areas.. It grows to a height of 40 feet and produces smooth, glossy leaves with wavy edges and highly fragrant yellow flowers which droop. The tree is also known as Macassar oil tree and Perfume tree. The essential oil derived from the canaga flowers is referred to as Ylang Ylang. It is sometimes confused with the Ylang Ylang plant, Artabotrys odorissimus, which is an evergreen climbing vine in the same family, and is also used to make perfume.
Regions of Production : Madagascar
Growing Practices : Organically farmed. Plants are tested for purity after harvest.
Properties : Anti-anxiety, aphrodisiac, antidepressant, lowers blood pressure, uplifting, antiseptic. (Battaglia, 2003)
Uses / Benefits : Primarily used in perfume making, Ylang Ylang is also used to help lower blood pressure and normalize sebum secretion to help treat skin disorders such as acne.
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress, skin care. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.
Fragrant influences: Aphrodisiac, euphoric, uplifting
Safety : Nontoxic
Blends well with : Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Eucalyptus Lemon, Ginger, Pink Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, May Chang, Sweet Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver
History / Fun Facts : In the Philippines canaga flowers are strung into necklaces worn by women. In Indonesia, the fragrant flowers are spread on the bed of newlyweds.
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