Botanical Name: Cananga Odorata
Extraction method: Steam Distillation
Aromatic Fragrance: Exotic, voluptuous scent, resembles a mixture of Jasmine and Almond, very sweet.
Description: The essential oil of ylang-ylang is extracted by steam distillation of fresh flowers of the ylang-ylang tree, which bears the scientific name Cananga Odorata and is commonly found in the rain forests of certain Asian and South Pacific Islands like Indonesia, Philippines, Java, Sumatra, Comoro and Polynesia. The powerful essential oil that has been linked to several medicinal benefits. Its essential oil is highly sought after for its antioxidants, sesquiterpenes, and other organic compounds that make it so potent.
Ylang Ylang is renowned for its mood enhancing, sedative, antidepressant, beautifying and aphrodisiac properties. It is beneficial for the immune system, cardiovascular system and endocrine system, relaxing the body while liberating the mind of negative emotions.
Mood enhancer: Ylang Ylang essential oil is known to have a positive effect on the mood due to its ability to on the olfactory system in the brain. It can help promote feelings of joy and ease by releasing negative emotions. It also helps in creating a peaceful and calming atmosphere.
Reduces Stress: Ylang Ylang essential oil acys like a mild sedative and helps in calming the nervous system, promotes relaxation and fights anxiety. It lowers the body’s stress response by reducing heart rate and blood pressure.
Improves skin: Ylang Ylang essential oil is effective in improving the appearance of the skin, clearing pimples and help treat various skin conditions. Ylang Ylang essential oil inhibits the growth of bacteria which is responsible for causing acne.
Moisturises skin: Ylang Ylang oil is claimed to have a moisturizing effect on dry skin and improve the regeneration of skin cells. The oil may also reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is best known for balancing and regulating oil production in the skin to prevent excessive dryness and oiliness.
Promotes Healthy hair: Ylang Ylang essential oil is also known to improve the appearance of hair, improving thickness and lustre. It promotes healthy scalp by improving circulation, enhances growth of new hair contributing and maintaining hydration, conditioning, and helps in reducing hair fall.
Aphrodisiac: Praised for its sweet and pleasing scent, the essential oil extracted from the beautiful yellow flowers of the Ylang Ylang tree can help improve libido and enhance romance in the bedroom thanks to its powerful relaxing and soothing qualities.
Product Color: Pale to deep yellow
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted upto a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.