Ylang ylang essential oil has sensual and soothing and deeply relaxing properties that uplift the spirit and promote a sense of self confidence and ease.
Ylang ylang essential oil is warming, comforting and balancing and helps maintain healthy circulation. The oil is known to encourage healthy, shiny hair and is ideal for both oily and dry skin. It is also an aphrodisiac.
Ylang Ylang oil has a sweet, exotic, floral and slightly spicy aroma.
Our ylang ylang essential oil originates from the Commores and is extracted by water or steam distillation from the freshly picked flowers. It is a member of the Annonaceae family and is also known as cananga odorata, cananga oil, unona odorantissimum or flower of flowers.
Ylang Ylang’s explained…
Ylang Ylang oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the cananga odorata
When Ylang Ylang is distilled, the first fraction is separated out and called Ylang Ylang Extra. The next fraction is known as Ylang Ylang I, then II and finally III.
Ylang Ylang I contains more of the heavier, floral base notes. Ylang Ylang III tends to go into soaps and everyday products.
Blends well with:
Ylang ylang essential oil blends well with lavender, clary sage, bergamot, patchouli and lemon.
Ylang ylang essential oil is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitising. Use in moderation, since its heady scent can cause headaches and nausea.