Ylang Ylang is known in the Orient as the “perfume tree”. It has a heady, sweet, intensely floral aroma.
Effect on mind: Creates a feeling of peace. A sensuous oil which seems effective against introversion and emotional coldness, promoting confidence.
Effect on body: Said to balance hormones. Aphrodisiac qualities. Slows down breathing and rapid heartbeat.
Effect on skin: Has a balancing action on sebum, so useful for both oily and dry skin. Has a tonic and stimulating effect on the scalp and said to help hair growth.
Blends well with: Bergamot, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, orange, patchouli
|Common name||Ylang Ylang Essential Oil|
|Botanical name||Cananga odorata (III)|
|Description||Clear, with a hint of yellow|
|Odour||Intensely sweet, heady, floral|
|Plant parts used||Flowers|
|Extraction method||Steam distilled|
|Region of origin|