Essential Oil Profile: Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang

Latin Name: Cananga odorata

Family: Annonaceae

Plant Part: Flower

Method: Distillation Avoid grades 1,2 &3 . Choose complete or extra.

Note/Element: Note: Middle/Base  , Element:Fire.

Functional Groups: Alcohol, ester, phenol, sisquiterpene

Type: Euphoric, Relaxing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vatta, Pitta

Scent: Floral , sweet, creamy, rich

For Skin Type: Dry, Normal & Oily

Cautions: Overdosing may cause headache. Possibleskin sensitization.

Physical Uses: Heart palpitations, anti-spasmatic, high blood pressure, insomnia, skin & hair care

Mental/Emotional Uses: Stress, tension , anxiety, self-esteem, anger, PMS, depression, anger.

Other Uses: Favorite of teens, perfumery, aphrodisiac

Blends Well With: Floral, Peel, Wood


Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 1999-2010.

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, p 26, 95,103.





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