Botanical name: Cananga odorata
Distillation method: Steam
Suggested aromatherapy uses: to release emotional guilt, resentment, jealousy, obstinance, frustration and irritability, impatience and self-absorption.Ylang Ylang is heralded by many as an aphrodisiac. Also used for brightening mood, relieving anger and anxiety, relaxing tense muscles, and to calm and promote restful sleep.
Suggested uses: Ylang Ylang has been shown to slow down over-rapid breathing and over-rapid heartbeat. Hence, the calming affect on shock, fright, anxiousness, or anger. It is also said to lower blood pressure. It has a balancing action on the secretion of sebum - making it suitable for oily or dry skin. Ylang Ylang is widely used in perfumery and cosmetics.
Fragrance: It has an exotic very sweet floral scent.
Usage warnings: Using too high a concentration for too long a time can give rise to nausea and/or headache.