Botanical name: Cananga odorata.
Other names: "flower of flowers".
Country of origin: India.
Method of extraction: there are different 'pressings' of Ylang-ylang oil - with them being called 'extra' and then 1st, 2nd and 3rd pressing. The extra is the very first pressing and contains the highest amounts of esters and therefore has the sweetest odor, while the later pressings have a less-sweet odor. The 'extra' is not used in aromatherapy, but used in the perfume industry and to have a 'complete' essential oil for aromatherapy, the 'extra' is combined with the 1st and 2nd pressings to form the complete ylang-ylang essential oil.
Plant part: flowers.
Colour: slightly yellow.
Consistency: thin to medium.
Perfumery note: middle to base note.
Scent: floral, sweet, exotic, feminine.
Ingredients (INCI): Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Benzyl Salicylate*, Eugenol*, Geraniol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Farnesol, Linalool*.
*: component of natural essential oil.
Major constituents: linalool, geranyl acetate, caryophyllene, p-cresyl methyl ether, methyl benzoate, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate and other sesquiterpenes.
Blends well with: bergamot, grapefruit, lavender and sandalwood.
- in diffusers, massage oils or bath. Ylang-ylang oil has a euphoric and sedative effect on the nervous system and helps with anxiety. Its aphrodisiac qualities is useful for impotence and frigidity.
- in a lotion or cream, it is used to balance the production of sebum in the skin and thereby correcting and balancing overly-dry as well as overly-oily skin.
100% natural essential oil (USDA organic certification).
|Product type||Essential oils|
|Skin concern||Fine lines & Wrinkles|
|Country of origin||USA|
It is a tall tropical tree about 20 meters (60 feet) high with large, tender, fragrant pink, mauve or yellow flowers and is cultivated in Java, Sumatra, Reunion, Madagascar and the Comores. The name means 'flower of flowers'. In Indonesia, the flower petals are strewn upon the bed on wedding nights. The oil was once 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.