Ylang Ylang Extra essential oil is the fraction most commonly used in aromatherapy as it is more concentrated and has the sweetest aroma. It has balancing, calming properties that are beneficial for stress, tension, anxiety and insomnia. Also good for oily skin.
Ylang Ylang Extra essential oil is produced from the cananga tree, a tall evergreen tree that is grown in Madagascar, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Reunion. The tree produces large yellow and white flowers that have a powerful, fragrant scent. The essential oil is steam distilled from the tree’s flowers and the yellow flowers are believed to produce the best oil. Our Ylang Ylang Extra essential oil comes from the first extraction. It has an intensely sweet, floral fragrance with tropical top notes and exotic, woody undertones. It is more concentrated than other grades, containing the highest amount of esters, which gives it the sweetest aroma. Ylang Ylang Extra is generally considered the best for use in aromatherapy and for perfumery.
Species: Cananga odorata var. genuina
Plant family: Annonaceae
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Safety Note: Can cause nausea or headaches in high concentrations. May irritate hypersensitive people.
Skin: Ylang Ylang has a balancing and stimulating effect on the skin and is beneficial for combination skin, irritated skin and acne. It can also be used as a scalp tonic to stimulate hair growth and to balance sebum production in both dry and greasy scalps.
Mind: Ylang Ylang is valuable in treating depression, anxiety, nervous tension, stress-related insomnia, shock, fear and anger. Its erotic fragrance can also help to release sexual inhibitions.
Body: Ylang Ylang can assist with problems such as high blood pressure, rapid breathing and heartbeat, nervous conditions, and sexual problems.
Blends well with: Blending with Lemon, Bergamot and other fresh-smelling essential oils is recommended to help lighten the heavy fragrance. Blends well with most florals and citruses e.g. Chamomile, Lavender, Geranium.
Allergens Listing: Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl salicylate, Eugenol, Geraniol, Benzyl benzoate, Farnesol, Linalool