MADAGASCAR. Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata), Essential Oil, Steam Distilled
Dstilled from freshly picked flowers, Ylang Ylang essential oil is considered a middle to base note for blending.
Ylang Ylang has a sweet, floral, romantic, and slightly fruity fragrance, and is often used in personal scent combinations and in perfumery. In tropical South Asia and Oceana, where the tree grows, the flowers have been traditionally used for various conditions including malaria, asthma, and arthritis, and added to massage oil. Commercially, the oil is added to products for skin care, hair growth, and sun protection.
Ylang Ylang is popular for aromatherapy applications such as depression, anxiety, and hypertension, and is said to have aphrodisiac properties. A human study demonstrated an effect of harmonization, where subjects feel both more relaxed and more attentive and alert.
Interestingly, this essential oil repels lice, and is found in our Lice Away Spray!
Our essential oils are sold in amber glass bottles with a dropper orifice for drop-by-drop administration. Do not ingest essential oils unless under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner or experienced aromatherapist. Essential oils should always be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin. (Some examples of carrier oils: Jojoba, Sunflower, Grapeseed, Rosehip Seed, Castor, and Avocado; gently liquified Coconut Oil, Shea, or Cocoa Butter can also work for creating thicker body care products.) Always test the diluted essential oil on a small patch of skin before applying more widely.
Maximum recommended dilution for adults: 0.8% (approximately 1 drop per teaspoon of carrier oil). Use Ylang Ylang in moderation. This is one of a handful of essential oils that is unsafe for dogs.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.