Ylang Ylang 1 Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cananga odorata
Aroma: Intensely sweet, floral scent
Perfume Note: Base/Middle
Method of Extraction: Fractional steam distillation
Blends Well With:
Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Narcissus, Neroli, Palmarosa, Sandalwood, and Vetiver essential oils
Ylang Ylang Description and Uses:
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is steam distilled from the freshly picked flowers of the Cananga tree. There are different grades of Ylang Ylang which are often determined by the specific gravity of the oil at the time of distillation. Ylang Ylang complete is a blending of the different Ylang Ylang grades of oil into one (we do not offer this). This oil is an often utilized in perfumery and is also used for scenting soaps, candles, and lotions. It is traditionally used as a perfume and aphrodisiac.
This Ylang Ylang Essential Oil #1 from Madagascar is excellent with its rich, sweet, floral fragrance. This exotic oil lifts spirits, promotes relaxation, and has long been used for its stimulating properties. Ylang Ylang oil is a favorite essential oil in aphrodisiac blends, due to its soothing and relaxing properties as well as its intoxicating aroma.
Ylang Ylang essential oil can help to alleviate feelings of tension and stress and can be helpful in balancing the emotions. Valerie Ann Worwood describes in her excellent book, "The Fragrant Mind," that Ylang Ylang's character is euphoric, sensuous, stimulating, and uplifting. She recommends it to help counteract depression, anxiety, frustration, resentment, jealousy and shyness, and to support emotions of self-confidence, joy, enthusiasm, and warmth.
For the skin, Ylang Ylang oil is ideal for both oily and dry skin and a lovely addition to a hair rinse [2 drops in rinse water].