A pale yellow to dark yellow, mobile liquid obtained by a full steam distillation of the Ylang Ylang flower.
Cananga odorata Flower Oil
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil are:
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It balances over dry or over oily skin by helping to regulate sebum production.
It slows down the aging process of the face and is often used in anti-aging skin care products as well as general skincare. Use in creams, lotions, gels and serums.
It will help to combat the bacteria that cause acne so is an ideal choice in products for acne prone skin.
It has a stimulating effect on the scalp when used in shampoos and conditioners which can help with hair growth.
Balancing to an overactive oily scalp so add to shampoos and conditioners for greasy hair.
As it balances a dry scalp, it will help to combat dandruff.
Excellent in all hair products as its intense fragrance will override any unwanted smell from raw materials used. A little goes a very long way.
It is euphoric and sedative so is ideal in relaxing massage blends and creams.
Vapourise to create a mentally soothing and calming room space.
Blend with Jasmine and Rose as an aphrodisiac.
Combine with Frankincense to slow and deepen the breathing, perhaps for meditation.
Add to Geranium to balance sebum production.
Some people can become sensitised and excessive amounts can bring on nausea and migraines.
Warning: Essential oils can be toxic to some animals. Consult a veterinary surgeon if concerned.
Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists to lift depression and stabilise mood swings.
It has a euphoric and sedative effect, so it helps with anxiety and tension. This also combines well with its aphrodisiac qualities especially when the root cause is lack of confidence.
Useful in intestinal infections it is often also used to slow down the breathing and a racing heartbeat.
Used to help with diabetes when the cause has been great disappointment with another person.
Known as “the flower of flowers”, it has been part of Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.
It was used as an ingredient in hair oil and was called Macassar hence the development of the anti macassar headrest used on furniture to protect the fabric from the hair oil.
It is one of the key floral top notes used in Chanel’s Number 5 perfume.
Very popular to use in soap making.