Essential Oil Ylang Ylang
Perfumery Note: Middle/Base
Botanical Name: Cananga odorata var genuina
Aromatic Description: Ylang Ylang Essential Oil smells exotic, floral, sweet and slightly fruity.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Uses:
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is a rather interesting essential oil as its distillation varies a bit from most other oils, and this can affect the composition and aroma of the oil.
Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil is typically distilled for a short duration of time before the essential oil is collected. After oil classified as Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil is collected, the distillation process then continues and after another stops of the process Ylang Ylang I, Ylang Ylang II and Ylang Ylang III Essential Oils are collected.
Ylang Ylang Complete is the essential oil obtained from a complete, uninterrupted distillation.
Within holistic aromatherapy, typically the Extra and the Complete oils are preferred. The other fractions are generally used within fragrancing and perfumery work.
Emotionally, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is heralded for being helpful with stress and anxiety. It's also used in cases of depression or when trying to cope with anger. Ylang Ylang is also considered an aphrodisiac.
Topically, Ylang Ylang Oil has been praised for helping combat acne and oily skin. It may help with alopecia (hair loss).
Be careful when first using Ylang Ylang Essential Oil as it can cause headaches for some individuals, especially if diffused in high concentration.