Botanical name: Cananga Odorata. Plant part: Flowers
Extraction method: Steam Distilled
Description: Ylang-Ylang essential oil is extracted from Cananga Odorata, also known as the flower of flowers. It is a tall tropical tree with large, tender, fragrant pink, mauve or yellow flowers. The yellow heads being the best in terms of quality. There are several grades of Ylang-Ylang essential oil which are extracted at different times during the flower's lengthy distillation. These grades are referred to as extra, I, II, & III. This is the first distillation of the oil.
Color: Pale to golden yellow clear liquid.
Common Uses: Ylang-Ylang essential oil can aid in 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 skin care industries. Consistency: Thin. Note: Base Strength of Aroma: Medium. Aromatic Scent: Ylang-Ylang essential oil has a sweet, exotic, floral scent which makes it one of the most sought after aromas.
*Cautions: Ylang-Ylang essential oil can cause skin sensitivity. Avoid use during pregnancy.