Ylang ylang

Plant/part: Tree/flowers (source : seychelles, mauritius)

Latin name: Cananga odorata

Family: Anonaceae

Note: Middle to base

Extraction: Solvent extraction

Aroma: Sweet, floral, exotic and heavy.

Properties: Antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, sedative.
This exotic oil lifts the spirits, promotes relaxation and has long used for its sensual properties. Soothing and relaxing during times of tension and stress
its reputed ability to balance the hormones makes it valuable for problems associated with the reproductive system. Principally, a tonic to the womb and could well be helpful after a caesarean birth instilling a feeling of warmth and togetherness. Also said to keep the breasts firm.
Its antidepressant an aphrodisiac qualities are well known in helping with sexual problems such as impotence and frigidity. Particularly useful with rapid breathing (hyperpnoea) and rapid heart- beat (tachycardia) and its sedative properties could help bring down high blood pressure. Altogether has a relaxing effect on the nervous system though prolonged use may create an opposite effect. Its antiseptic nature seems to have a beneficial action on intestinal infections

Chemical constituents: Main constituents: methyl benzoats, methyl salicylate, linalyl acetate, cadinene, caryophyllene, pinene, cresol, eugenol, linalol and geraniol.

Precautions: Excessive use may lead to headaches and nausea. Could possibly irritate sensitive skins and indicated against use on inflammatory skin conditions and dermatitis.

Blends: Blends well with: bergamot, citronella, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, melissa, neroli, orange, patchouli, rose, rosewood, sandalwood.