Latin Name: Cananga Odorata
Part of plant used: Flower
Extraction method: Steam Distilled
Country of origin: Madagascar
Blends nicely with: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lavender, NEroli, Rosewood, Sandalwood
Therapeutic uses: Calming, balancing, aphrodisiac, euphoric, strengthens your inner being, aids pms, antidepressant, reduces anxiety and nervous tension.
Also known as Flower Of Flowers, Ylang Ylang is a tall tropical tree about 20 meters (60 feet) high with large fragrant, pink, mauve or yellow flowers; yellow heads are viewed as being the best in terms of quality. There are several grades of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, which are extracted at different times during the flower’s lengthy distillation. These grades are referred to as Extra, I, II, and III. Ylang Ylang is best suited for use in the perfumery and skincare industries. It was a popular ingredient of hair preparations in Europe and was known as Macassar Oil. The word anti-macassar originated from this, since an anti-maccasar was used to keep hair oil from staining upholstered furniture. In Indonesia Ylang Ylang has traditionally been strewn on the beds of newlyweds.