We have 3 variations of Ylang Ylang – Cananga odorata var.
- Ylang Ylang Extra = First hour or two when flower is steam distilled.
- Ylang I, II and III = extracted in order and designated amounts of time.
- Ylang ylang complete = either total of all the oil collected OR just a blend of each of the 4 fractions
This specific version is the “complete” version collected from the fresh flowers of the tree and is certified organic.
Ylang Ylang has a sweet floral fragrance and can be used on its own. It is balsamic, heady and can be overpowering so use with care.
Ylang Ylang usually forms part of a body/skin cleaning applications such as soaps and cosmetics – even in Chanel No 5 perfume! It has antiseptic qualities but be sure to do a skin test before you go ylang ylang on it!
Ylang Ylang is used to promote relaxation and kill bacteria. Very interestingly it is often used to increase sexual desire and lower blood pressure.
Ylang Ylang is believed to improve memory and thinking skills.
Another use for Ylang Ylang is for flavouring food and beverages. But I don’t promote drinking these things but when it is processed specifically for this use it has proven to be safe – but I definitely wouldn’t consume it in essential oil format. Keep in mind that I’m not a professional advisor or aromatherapist. I do however use Ylang Ylang and enjoy it’s beautiful essence – especially for my skin and drops in my bath for relaxation.
In summary these are the popular uses for Ylang Ylang – Cananga odorata var:
aphrodisiac, anti-depressant, relaxes mind & body, relaxes high blood pressure, improves blood circulation, soothes sore muscles, promotes hair growth, balances oily/dry skin, prevents wrinkles, sedative, palpitations, calming, antiseptic, energizing properties reduce chronic fatigue.
PLEASE NOTE THESE WARNINGS THAT ARE APPLICABLE FOR ALL ESSENTIAL OIL USE.
The information on this blog is for educational and entertainment purposes only and should not be construed as advice, diagnosis or implied treatment. Please consult a professional should you experience discomfort or dis-ease.
** Please note that prices might change without prior notice due to the nature of obtaining them from far away places with different exchange rates.