Ylang Ylang

Cananga odorata var. genuina
Botanical name: 
Cananga odorata var. genuina

Calming and exotic

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Hypotensive - hypertension
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Euphoric - depression, chronic conditions, lack of confidence, general unhappiness
Country of origin: 
Madagascar, Comoros Islands, native to the Philippines
Part of plant used: 
Flowers when yellow
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Woods and florals.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Strong, sweet, floral and musky with a slight sharpness.
Plant description: 
A tropical tree, up to 20 meters, with large mauve, pink or yellow flowers.
Historical use: 
Filipinos used the flowers mixed with coconut oil as protection against saltwater and snakebites.