Botanical Name : Cananga Odorata
Origin : India
Mode of Extraction : Steam Distiled
Main Constituents : Geraniol, linalool, p-cresol methyl ether, linalyl acetate
Description : Clear Transparent Liquid
Appearence : Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Organoleptic properties : Highly fragrant oil
Specific Gravity at 20 ?C : 0.930-0.950
Solubility : Insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents
Storage : Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.
Extraction : It is extracted by the process of Water or Steam Distillation.
Chemical Composition : Linalool, geranyl acetate, caryophyllene, p-cresyl methyl ether, methyl benzoate, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate and other sesquiterpenes.
Essential Oil Information : It is a tall tropical tree about 20 meters (60 feet) high with large, tender, fragrant pink, mauve or yellow flowers and is cultivated in Java, Sumatra, Reunion, Madagascar and the Comores.
This is a extremely fragrant essential oil. It has a calming effect on the mind and body and is used in cases of frigidity and impotence. It has a wonderfully balancing and stimulating effect on the skin, to correct sebum production and is also used to stimulate hair growth.
Oil Properties : It has an exotic, sweet smell and is slightly yellow in color.
Uses: This oil has a euphoric and sedative effect on the nervous system and helps with anxiety, tension, shock, fear and panic. It is particularly useful with rapid breathing and rapid heartbeat, it can also help with reducing high blood pressure and useful for intestinal infections. On the skin, ylang-ylang oil has a soothing effect and its balancing action sorts out over-dry as well as overly-oily skin by balancing the secretion of sebum.
Blends well with : Bergamot, lavender, grapefruit, sandalwood
Summary : Ylang-ylang oil is very effective in treatment of high blood pressure, rapid breathing and heartbeat, nervous conditions, as well as impotence and frigidity. As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath ylang-ylang will assist with physical exhaustion, insomnia, frigidity, impotence, depression, anxiety, nervous tension and stress while having a calming and aphrodisiac effect.
Precautions : Excessive use of it can lead to headaches and nausea.