Ylang Ylang Extra, Certified Organic
TIMELESS Pure Ylang Ylang Extra Certified Organic, Therapeutic essential oil
Botanical name : Cananga odorata genuina
Extraction method / Source : Steam Distillation / Flowers
Aroma : Sweet, heavy, tropical floral with spicy balsamic undertones
Note classification : Middle / Base Odor Intensity : 5
Key constituents : Linalool, Germacrene, Cayophyllene, p-cresyl ether, methyl benzoate, Sesquiterpenes (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life: 2 years or longer, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
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 : Aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antihypertensive, anxiolytic, euphoric, antiseptic (Battaglia, 2003) Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
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. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler.
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.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Halpern, Georges M., M.D., Ph.D., Weverka, Peter, The Healing Trail: Essential Oils of Madagascar, 2003, Basic Health Publications, Inc., North Bergen, NJ.