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Escentia – Ylang Ylang (Organic) Essential Oil 11ml



Organic Ylang-Ylang essential oil

  • Botanical (and family):

    Cananga odorata var. genuina. Family Annonaceae.

  • Distribution:
    Indonesia, Philippines, Madagascar and Comores.
  • Description of plant:
    A small tropical tree with pink, mauve or yellow fragrant flowers. The finer oil is taken from the yellow blooms.
  • Extraction:

    Water or steam distillation from the freshly picked flowers.

  • Charactersitics:
    A yellowish oily liquid of sweet-floral and balsamic-woody odour, with a tenacious and very sweet, balsamic undertone.
  • Odour effects:
    Exotic, heady, relaxing.
  • Cautions:
    Excessive use may lead to headaches and nausea.
  • Main chemical constituents:

    Methyl benzoate, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate, geranyl acetate – 15%
    Beta-caryophyllene, cadinene, farnesene, germacrene, humulene – 40%
    Pinenes – 1%
    Farnesol, geraniol, linalool, benzyl alcohol – 20%
    Methyl Eugenol, eugenol, safrole, p-cresyl-methyl ether – 10%

  • Properties and indications:

    Regulates adrenaline flow and relaxes nervous system, resulting in a feeling of joy. Could ease feelings of anger, shock and fear.
    Hormonal balancer, and a tonic to the womb. Antidepressant and aphrodisiac qualities are well known. Useful with rapid breathing and rapid heartbeat and could reduce blood pressure.
    Has a balancing action on sebum, so is effective for dry and oily skins. Has a tonic and stimulating effect on the scalp.

  • Other uses:

    Extensively used in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes, also for fixative qualities. Used as a flavour ingredient in alcoholic and soft drinks.

  • Blends well with:
  • Bergamot, Citronella, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Melissa, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood.