Ylang-ylang Essential Oil has a sweet, exotic, floral scent that is one of the most sought after aromas.
Ylang-ylang Essential Oil is extracted from Cananga odorata – also known as flower of flowers. It is a tall tropical tree about 20meters (60 feet) high with large, tender, fragrant pink, mauve or yellow flowers. The yellow heads are viewed as being the best in terms of quality.
Attributes & characteristics
Blends well with: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lavender, Neroli, Rosewood and Sandalwood.
History: In Indonesia, Ylang ylang flower petals are strewn upon the bed of newlywed couples. Ylang ylang was a popular ingredient of hair.
Ylang-ylang Essential Oil can assist with problems such as high blood pressure, rapid breathing and heartbeat, nervous conditions, as well as impotence and frigidity.
Ylang-ylang Essential Oil is best suited for use in the perfumery and skincare industries.
Effects on the skin
Cautions: Ylang-ylang Essential Oil can cause sensitivity on some people and excessive use of it may lead to headaches and nausea.
Essential Oil Information
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