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INCI / LATIN / TYPE: Cananga odorata
Country of origin: Madagascar
Shelf life: 5 years
Extraction: Steam distillation
Uses: Ylang oil is rich and thick and has a very strong odor.
Skincare: Ylang oil has a balancing effect on the skin, good for oily skin and also good for dry skin. Ylang oil has the natural aroma chemical called Linalool. Studies show that Linalool has anti-inflammatory actions (Guimarães et al. 2013). Research shows that Ylang oil has been used to lower blood pressure and can be used in blends up to 5%, although it is very strong and can overpower the blend. (Hongratanaworakit and Buchbauer 2004 and 2006, Hwang 2006). Reference: Guimarães, A.G., Quintans, J.S.S. and Quintans-Júnior, L.J. (2013) Monoterpenes with analgesic activity – a systematic review. Phytotherapy Research 27, 1-15. Hongratanaworakit, T. and Buchbauer, G. (2004) Evaluation of the harmonizing effect of Ylang Ylang on humans after inhalation. Planta Medica 70, 7, 632-636.
Blends with: Lavender, Neroli
Odor: Middle/base note – Strong, sweet, floral
Safety Data: Nontoxic, nonirritant, possible sensitization especially on those with sensitive skin. Do not ingest.
Volume: 10ml (approx. 0.33 fl. oz)