Name : Ylang Ylang
Method : Steam distillation
Note Classification : Base
Scent : Exotic, sweet, soft, floral, intense heady perfume
Colour : Pale-yellow
Species : Cananga odorata. Family Annonaceae
Extracted From : Flowers
Region : Madagascar or Comores Islands
By-products : Perfume
Historical : Used for hair care and skin complaints. Also to fight fever and infections. In Victorian times, the oil was used in Macassar oil – a hair treatment. In Indonesia, the flowers are spread on the beds of newly married couples.
Of Interest : The tropical Ylang Ylang tree has beautiful yellow flowers and the perfume is so strong that it is known as the flower of flowers.
Aromatherapy Properties : Aphrodisiac properties due to intense flowery scent. Anti-depressant. Euphoric qualities. Has a balancing effect on blood pressure and distressed breathing patterns. Depression, insomnia, tension,
Blends Well With : Rosewood, jasmine, vetivert, bergamot, rose
Safety Data : Non-toxic