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Ylang Ylang Cananga Odorata Essential Oil - Brisbane

Ylang Ylang

Botanical Name:                   Cananga odorata

Synonym:                              Unona odorantissimum, flower of flowers

Botanical Family:                  Annonaceae (Compositae)

Country of Origin:                 Madagascar, Phillipines

Plant Part:                             Flowers

Extraction Method:               Distillation

Characteristics:                    Sweet, floral, heady, exotic, hypnotic

Anti depressant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, nervine, sedative

Chemical Constituents:      
Linalool, geranyl acetate, caryophyllene, p-cresyl methyl ether, methyl benzoate, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate, other sesquiterpenes



Mind & Spirit:                                   


  • Relieves tension, anxiety, panic and shock
  • Deeply relaxing, euphoric and an aphrodisiac 
  • Balancing effect on the hormones lifting negative moods




  • Reduces rapid breathing and heart beat
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Treats PMS and frigidity
  • Balances sebum, promotes healthy hair.


Contraindications:  Excessive use can cause headaches, may be an irritant to sensitive skins.  Non toxic

Note:                       Base

Odour Intensity:      2

Blends well with:                 
Bergamot, grapefruit, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, orange, patchouli, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, tangerine, vetiver



Ylang Ylang was used by the Islanders of Tropical Asia to treat insect bites, inflamed skin, protect their hair and ward off fever and infection.


In Indonesia, the flowers are spread on the bed of newlyweds on their wedding night.


In the Molucca Islands, an ointment is made from Ylang Ylang in coconut for cosmetic and hair care purposes.  In the Victorian Age, the oil was used in a popular hair treatment:  Macassar Oil, due to its stimulating effect on the scalp and encouraging hair growth.

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