Ylang Ylang

Botanical name:

Cananga Odorata

 

Origin:

Madagascar

 

Method of extraction:

Steam distilled

 

Color:

Clear to pale yellow

 

Viscosity:

Medium

 

Extracted from:

Flowers

 

Note clarification:

Middle or base

 

Aroma:

Sweet and floral

 

Blends well with:

Bergamot, cedarwood, citrus oils, clary sage, jasmine, marjoram, petitgrain rose, sandalwood vetiver

 

Therapeutic uses:

It is a useful ingredient in acne treatment because it helps to regulate sebum (skin oils) production in the skin.

Its calming scent is great for anti-anxiety blends.

 

Safety:

Anyone prone to headaches should use Ylang Ylang sparingly.

Do not use on children under 2 years

It can cause skin irritation on anyone with sensitive skin or someone with a skin disease.

 

Approximate shelf life:

(Undiluted)

 7 years (refrigerated)

 

Notes:

The Ylang Ylang tree has been nicknamed the perfume tree in the past because its flowers are so fragrant.

This plant extract is often used to in perfumery

 

 

Disclaimer:

Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.

 

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