Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata)


Ylang Ylang Complete (Cananga Odorata): the oil of harmony.  its a clear oil and part of every aromatherapists tool kit.  Ylang ‘Complete’ consists of the whole distillation while Ylang ‘Extra’ is the product of the first 30 minutes or so’s distillation.  Ylang I, II. III are used by the specialist perfumery trade. Another calming oil useful for anxiety and relaxation and noted for this reason as an aphrodisiac.  Relaxation is not the same as sedation.  The action of the oil might be better described as harmonisation. The oil appears to open the mind to joyous thoughts.  Ylang is particularly useful as it blends well with citrus top notes creating a harmonious whole.  Try it.  Add bergamot and other top note oils to the carrier base first.  The result is sharp.  If a drop of ylang is added to this the aroma becomes a deeper pleasant harmonious whole.  Ylang makes an ideal middle to base note to add to a blend. It has a fresh, floral, sweet, slightly fruity, fragrant smelling aroma.  The benzyl acetate content of the oil helps stretch the experience of a jasmine blend which midwives find is so useful for mothers after giving birth.  A little Ylang oil goes a long way so use it sparingly in blends as some people can experience headaches when inhaling it.


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