Product: Ylang Ylang Oil
Latin Name: Cananga odorata
Plant Family: Annonaceae
Other Names: Cananga Tree, Ilang-Ilang, Kenanga, Huile d’Ylang-Ylang, Fragrant Cananga, Macassar-Oil Plant, Yang Yang, Macassar Oil, Perfume Tree & Flower of Flowers.
Description: Ylang Ylang oil comes from the flowers of a tropical evergreen tree native to tropical Asia, in particular the Philippines and Indonesia, which grows to a height of up to 20 metres. The leaves are alternate, simple, entire, elliptic-oblong, 10-20cm in length and dark glossy green in colour with a prominent midrib and veins. The 6-petaled flowers hang in clusters of 4-12 flowers; each flower is approximately 8cm in diameter, highly fragrant and greenish yellow to deep yellow in colour. The flowers can sometimes be pink in colour.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that in Indonesia Ylang Ylang is often called ‘Poor Man’s Jasmine’? It’s so named because it shares many of the same properties as jasmine, such as sedative, tonic and antidepressant but is less costly than jasmine oil.
Blends With: Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, & Vetivert.
Safety Advice: Ylang Ylang oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, but can be sensitising in certain individuals. Not suitable for human consumption. Can cause headache or nausea if used in high quantities.
SUGGESTED USEAdd the oil to lotions, soaps, creams, salves and balms for skin; it is particularly suited to soothing greasy and acne prone skin. Add to spring water to make a refreshing facial spritz and tonic. The oil used in the bath or as a massage can help relax and de-stress. Add to oil burners, pot pourri and scented sachets to perfume a room.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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