Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil




Latin Name: Cananga Odorata
Part of plant used: Flower
Extraction method: Steam Distilled
Country of origin: Madagascar
Blends nicely withBergamot, 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.

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