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Ylang Ylang Extra
Botanical Name: Cananga
Plant Part: Flower
Extraction Method: Steam
Description: Cananga odorata or ylang
ylang, is a member of the annonaceae family of plants growing in tropical Asia.
Ylang oil is distilled from the cananga tree's greenish-yellow, starfish-shaped
flowers, produced year-round. There are several grades of ylang ylang essential
oil which are extracted at different times during the flower's lengthy
distillation. These grades are referred to as extra, I, II, & III. The
ylang ylang extra is drawn off during the first phase and is generally
considered the best quality for aromatherapy and perfumery. However, grades I,
II & III should not be considered inferior, and the premier grade is so
expensive that it is rarely produced.
Color: Pale Yellow to Golden
Common Uses: Due to its ability to
anchor perfumes and blend with a variety of other scents, ylang ylang oil is
primarily used by fragrance manufactures today. In aromatherapy, ylang ylang is
considered to be an aphrodisiac and is often used as a substitute for the more
expensive jasmine. It also evokes feelings of deep, languid calm that melt away
anxiety, tension and stress. Ylang tends to predominate, so it should be used
in small amounts on its own or when blending with other oils.
Note: Base to Middle
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Bergamot,
Grapefruit, Lavender, Neroli, Rosewood and Sandalwood.
Aromatic Scent: Ylang Ylang essential
oil has a sweet, exotic, floral scent that is one of the most sought after
History: Ylang ylang is often
referred to as "poor man's jasmine". In Indonesia, Ylang ylang flower
petals are strewn upon the bed of newlywed couples. Ylang ylang was a popular
ingredient of hair preparations in Europe and was known as Macassar oil.
Cautions: Ylang Ylang can cause
sensitivity on some people and excessive use of it may lead to headaches and
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