Ylang-Ylang Complete (Cananga odorata)
Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil Information
Common Name: Yang - Ylang
Latin Name: Cananga odorata (Complete)
Plant part: Flower
Distillation Method: Steam
Distillation Date: October 2014
Shelf Life: About 4-5 years
Country of Origin: Madagascar, distiller uses organic cultivating methods.
Aroma: This essential oil has a very balanced, sweet, and floral aroma. It is soft, elegant, exotic and works wonderfully as a middle note in many blends.
Personal notes: It is important to know there are five different types of ylang - ylang essential oil. They are 'extra,' 'first,' 'second,' 'third,'and 'complete.' The first four are known as fractional distillates that are named according to when they are collected during the distillation process and can have very sharp penetrating aromas. The 'complete' is a combination of all four distillates and has a more round and pleasant aroma. I tend to utilize this essential oil more than the separate distillates because it also has a higher potential for therapeutic effects. I tend to use this more in blends for emotional, cardiac and sleep support. I have also used this for a few valentine blends.
Safety Data: This is essential oil is considered non-toxic but can cause skin irritation or be sensitizing. Use in low dilution when applying to the skin. Can cause headaches and nausea if dose is too high. This essential oil has the potential to lower blood pressure. Use with caution if you have low blood pressure.
Usage ideas: Add to your favorite massage emollient for a deeply soothing effect on muscles.
- 1 ounce massage emollient
- 4 drops of Ylang-Ylang
Emotional/Energetic Qualities: Relaxes, encourages feelings of pleasure, promotes sensual awakening.
Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, inhaler.
- There is moderate risk for skin sensitizations. The recommended maximum topical use is 0.8%
- Topical cautions for individuals include those with hypersensitive, diseased, or damaged skin.
- Caution should also be exercised when using this essential oil topically on children under 2.
- Do not place on broken skin.