Ylang Ylang essential oil has an exremely attractive fragrance when used on its own - although if used too strongly the perfume can be overbearing and may occasionally cause headaches in a small percentage of people.
Always use well diluted in one of Amphora's wide range of Carrier Oils or Base Preparations for skin application.
Ylang Ylang is also useful for application in stressful situations and in general skin care, particularly for oily skin. It's an appropriate oil to use in hair rinses thanks to it's excellent hair tonic properties.
Historically it has also been used for its intrinsic aphrodisiac properties. A few drops in one of our wide range of vaporisers or burners and some romantic candlelight will help set a romantic mood.
Obtained by steam distillation of the fresh picked flowers.
A sweet soft floral balsamic slightly spicy and creamy top note.
Sensual, balancing, relaxing, uplifting. Relaxes the body.
Methyl benzoate, methyl salicylate, methyl paracretol, benzyl acetate, eugenol, geraniol, linalol and terpenes: pinene, cadinene, among others.
Cananga odorata Flower Oil
Historically, it has been used for its aphrodisiac properties. The flowers are spread on the beds of newly weds in Indonesia.
Dilute in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional.
Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.
'Perhaps the most important physical property of Ylang-Ylang is its ability to slow down over-rapid breathing (hyperpnoea), and over-rapid heartbeat (tachycardia). These symptoms appear when someone is shocked, frightened or anxious....immediate use of Ylang-Ylang can be very helpful in such circumstances.' Excerpted from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.
'Ylang Ylang - cananga odorata - Ylang Ylang means flower of flowers. It's exotic fragrance is warming and helpful for instilling confidence. Psychological Conditions: Anger, Aphrodisiac, Detachment, Fear of people, failure, guilt, jealousy, impatience, irritability, panic attacks, secretive, self confidence, self esteem, selfishness, sensitiveness, shyness, stubborness, suspiciousness.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy A Guide For Home Use. by Christine Westwood.
'Stress - Add Ylang Ylang, Vetiver and Neroli to baths. Add Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Vetiver and Neroli to a light ring or essential oil diffuser.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy Simply For You by Marion Del Gaudio Mak.