Ylang ylang Extra (Cananga odorata)
Ylang Ylang essential oil-
Latin name: Cananga odorata
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowers
Countries of Origin: SE Asia, Indonesia, Burma, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, however mainly sourced from Indonesia.
Note: Middle to base
Aroma: Exotic, heady, floral, heavy, sweet.
Color: Pale yellow
Point of Interest: Petals of the flowers would be spread on the wedding night bed.
Properties: Contact an aromatherapist.
Energetics: Chakras-Solar plexus, navel. TCM-Regulates Qi and harmonizes the Shen. Helps with liver Qi. Wood and Fire elements. (Battaglia)
Methods of administration: Bath, Topical-diluted, Diffuser
Blends well with: Florals such as Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Rose. Citrus such as Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange. Also blends with some wood oils such as Sandalwood. Patchouli and Yuzu are also good to blend with. Also blends well with spice oils.
Safety Data: Heavy and prolonged use may cause headaches and nausea. Possible skin irritant. Always dilute prior to use. do not use on inflammatory skin conditions. Max skin use for Ylang Ylang is 0.8% according to IFRA. According to Essential Oil Safety by Tisserand and Young, no dermal irritation noted at a 10% dilution. Use with caution with hypotension. Has been known to lower blood pressure.
Disclaimer: This information is intended for education purposes only. This information may not be complete or fully accurate. This information is not intended to cure, diagnose, prevent or treat disease. As with all essential oils, always dilute prior to using topically and please perform a skin patch test prior to using. Essential oils, if used internally, should be under a qualified practitioner in Aromatic Medicine. Always seek the advise of a qualified, trained aromatherapist. Don't ever hesitate to ask about the education of the Aromatherapist. Keep out of the reach of children.