Ylang Ylang Cananga odorata  Essential Oil Information

Cananga odorata

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Cananga odorata

Ylang Ylang I, II, III, Complete

Madagascar, Philippines, Indonesia

Flowers








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Clear, yellow tinge

Medium

Strong








Fragrance

Fresh, sweetly floral, slightly fruity, delicately fragrant












Benefits

Good for anxiety, depression, frigidity and stress. Treat acne, bug bites, insect bites, and wounds. Has a stimulating effect on the scalp, and is often used to help hair growth. Helps to reduce high blood pressure, and slows rapid heartbeat and breathing, especially that experienced following trauma or shock.















Blends Well With

Bergamot, Chamomile, Coriander, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, May Chang, Neroli, Orange, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver














Constituents

Linalol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Geranial, Benzyl Acetate, Geranyl Acetate, Eugenol, Methyl Chavicol, Pinene*Beta-Caryophyllene, Farnasene













Properties

Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory, Aphrodisiac, Hypotensive, Sedative















Safety

Generally safe, but too much can cause headache and nausea.















Misc Info

Multi-step distillation process: the first short-time part produces the "Extra". Then the process continues with three different collections of the essential oil; these produce I, II, and III or the "Complete". "Extra" is normally used in the perfume industry, while the "Complete" is preferred for therapeutic uses.