Botanical Name: Cananga Odorata.
Extraction Method: steam distillation
Plant Description: The trees from which Ylang Ylang is extracted are generally small but can reach a height of about 100 feet. The bark is smooth with shallow cracks, and the branches weep like the willow. The leaves are large, oval and shiny and as much as 8 inches long. The flowers form in auxiliary clusters, they are yellow and very highly perfumed.
Color: Clear to slightly yellowish.
Aromatic Fragrance: Exotic, voluptuous scent, resembles a mixture of Jasmine and Almond, very sweet.
Aromatic Strength: Medium
Common Applications: Bath, Compress, Inhalation, Massage.
Typically Used By: Cosmeticians, Perfumist, Aromatherapists, Massage Therapist.
Storage Directions: Essential Oils should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Essential Oils should be stored in colored glass, the most common storage method being used today are Boston Round Bottles in the amber tint.
Blends Well With: Sandalwood Essential Oil, Jasmine, Bergamot Calabrian Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil.
Cautions: Due to its powerful sweet odor too much Ylang Ylang will cause headache or nausea. It is often falsified with cocoa butter or coconut oil, to test for this adulteration, leave a sample in the freezer for a short while. If it has thickened and become cloudy it is sure to have been blended.