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Ylang Ylang Extra, Organic

Ylang Ylang Extra, Organic


Ylang Ylang Extra, Therapeutic essential oil, Organically Grown

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      

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.

TIMELESS Essential Oils - Authentic Aromatherapy Source  :  We guarantee the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils.  Current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request.  All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.


References :

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe 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.


Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets. 

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