Ylang Ylang (Complete) Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
Madagascar
Plant Part:
Flower
Latin Name:
Cananga odorata
Cultivation:
Certified Organic

About the Oil: Soothing and alluring, opening and centering, our exotic, spicysweet Ylang Ylang Essential Oils promote inner peace, joy and sensuality. An oil (or two!) that belongs in everyone's perfumery and apothecary; a true treasure from the world of flowers. Ylang Ylang 'Complete' is softer in aroma but has a more fullspectrum array of therapeutic compounds, more highly sought after by aromatherapists.

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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

51

Chemical Families

Sesquiterpenes
79.20%
Esters
24.91%
Sesquiterpenols
10.08%

Primary Constituents

beta caryophyllene
21.41%
germacrene D
16.3%
alpha farnesene
14.21%
benzyl benzoate
9.99%
beta cadinene
5.15%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

Cananga odorata is a fast-growing, tall evergreen tree which grows up to 35 meters high; howev-er, under cultivation it is pruned to about 3 meters. The tree bears numerous, large, tender, strongly scented flowers, which can be pink, mauve or yellow (the yellow flowers are considered best for the extraction of essential oil). It flowers all year round, however the main flower harvests are in the early dry season. Ylang Ylang originates from Southeast Asia, although it is now native in Burma, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and other Pacific Islands.

ABOUT THE OIL

Ylang ylang essential oil is produced by steam and water distillation of the freshly picked flowers of Cananga odorata. The distillation is carried out in small stills because of the delicacy of the flowers.

Distilleries generally produce 4 grades (or distillates) of the essential oil:; 'extra', 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (occasionally there is a 'premiere' or 'superior' grade, which would be the top grade) . The quality and price decreases in the same order. The 'complete' is either an uninterrupted (hence unfrac-tionated) distillation of the flowers, or the term refers to a blend of the 'extra', grade 1, and grade 2 distillations. Most essential oil retailers only offer the 'extra' and 'complete'.

Ylang Ylang 'extra' is a pale yellow oil with a powerful floral and intensely sweet aroma (the sweetness is attributed to the concentration of esters). The base note becomes more pleasant; softer and sweeter in the drydown. Extremely tenacious, rich and heady, the 'extra' is mostly em-ployed by perfumers.

Ylang Ylang 'complete' is a yellowish, somewhat oily liquid with a powerful but less sweet, soft balsamic floral aroma with a floral woody undertone. Our 'complete' is made from the unfraction-ated three hour long steam distillation of the Ylang Ylang flower. This produces an essential oil with a full, sweet and complex floral aroma that retains all of the therapeutic compounds found in the fractionated distillations. This is why the 'complete' is considered more relaxing than the 'ex-tra', as it contains more 'linalool', a calming constituent more plentiful in the later distillations, and why it is more highly prized by aromatherapists.

OF INTEREST

The name 'ylang ylang' comes from the Philippine 'alang-ilang', referring to the flowers that ""hang"" or ""flutter"" in the breeze. Islanders would pick the flowers and immerse them in coconut oil, pro-ducing a pomade called boori-boori.; This was used as a body rub to prevent fevers and infec-tions and to nourish and rejuvenate skin. The oil was also applied to hair to protect it from the salt water of the ocean as they swam. In Indonesia, the flowers are strewn on the bed of newlyweds. In Victorian England it was the primary ingredient in Macassar hair dressing. It was also used to soothe insect bites. And in Madagascar it is commonly used as flavoring in ice cream.

Oddly enough, wild Ylang Ylang trees have little to no scent. To obtain the divinely sweet scent of the flowers, the tree must be constantly pruned and maintained. Like Jasmine grandiflorum and Rose essential oils, Ylang Ylang blossoms must be harvested in the early morning hours and immediately distilled for the most beautiful aroma.

Ylang Ylang is considered one of the most important essential oils in perfumery. The higher grades are reserved for perfumes while the lower grades are used for soaps and such.

Suggested Use

GENERAL

  • enlivens
  • strengthens

SKIN CARE

  • regulates sebum
  • reduces sebum production
  • softens and soothes skin
  • prevents moisture loss
  • encourages hair growth
  • neutralizes microbes
  • reduces redness
  • diminishes swelling
  • quells irritation
  • neutralizes parasites
  • neutralizes microbes
  • Especially for youthful skin, mature skin, dry skin, oily skin, blemished skin, split ends of hair, insect bites

IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • neutralizes microbes

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • neutralizes microbes

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

  • relaxes cramping
  • diminishes swelling
  • eases discomfort
  • decreases unpleasant sensory experiences

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • neutralizes microbes
  • relaxes cramping

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

  • decreases blood circulation
  • helps to relieve stress

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

  • increases sexual desire
  • enhances sexual performance
  • relaxes cramping

NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • relaxes Central NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • slows overrapid breathing and heartbeat
  • balances mood swings of PMS
  • strengthens the NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • helps alleviate stress and nervous tension
  • promotes sleep
  • uplifting
  • mood elevating

ENERGETICS

  • Energetically cool and moist (Yin energy), Ylang Ylang works to clear heat from the heart, when severe nervous tension leads to cardiovascular symptoms.
  • Simultaneously harmonizing the Mind (Shen) and calming the NERVOUS SYSTEM, the oil is known for its ability to ""cool down"" states of restlessness and agitation and promote deep sleep.
  • Without the presence of cool and moist Yin energy emotions cannot flow and may ""dry up"", leading to isolation and depression. The Mind (Shen) loses its natural ability to express and experience both pleasure and joy.

SUBTLE AROMATHERAPY

  • Ylang Ylang is soothing and calming to the mind and body, opening the heart and enhancing mood (especially sensual). The emotional hallmark of Ylang Ylang is a gentle euphoria which can be used during all phases of life to uplift emotions and help calm overexcited states. It can be used to support grounding and stabilization during experiences of fear and upset.
  • Ylang ylang helps to create a feeling of peace and dispels anger, rage and frustration which are often a hindrance to healing, meditation, and all spiritual activities.
  • Ylang Ylang can help balance male and female energies, reducing internal conflict between these seeming opposites. In this manner, the aroma of the oil may positively influence sexual relationships, help restore confidence and selfesteem, and inspire creativity.
  • Ylang ylang's aphrodisiac powers are no doubt attributed to its ability to reduce the stress and anxiety often associated with sexual inadequacy as well as its uplifting quality. The oil is indicated for impotence and frigidity, especially when fear, anxiety and the urge to withdraw have subconsciously blocked feelings of sexuality. Like Jasmine, Ylang Ylang helps to reunite emotional and sensual natures.
Application

INHALATION

  • direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
  • Inhale directly for overall calm and relaxation. In times of shock, anger and anxiety it can slow overrapid breathing and heartbeat.

TOPICAL

  • massage, compress, bath, ointment, skincare
  • Blend a few drops into your favorite face cream or oil for balanced, supple skin.
  • Add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage into the ends of hair to repair split ends.
  • Add several drops to a bath for a calming and sensual experience.

INGESTION

  • Do not take Ylang Ylang essential oil internally.

Aromatherapy Details

This Ylang Ylang 'extra' has intoxicating sweet tropical fruit, orange and banana-ester top notes, complex, musty, rose and jasmine-like floral middle notes poured over balsamic, slightly wooded and resinous undertones. Ylang Ylang 'extra is often the best choice for fine perfume blends.

With similar notes to the Ylang Ylang 'extra', this Ylang Ylang 'complete' is a little more full-boddied, with a more pronounced middle note. For therapeutics and relaxation, this is the oil to choose.

Ylang Ylang Oil is often used in men's fragrances as a floral alternative to the more feminine Rose essential oil.

It's generous tenacity makes it a magnificent fixative in perfume blends.

Ylang Ylang essential oil blends well with: Bergamot, Cistus, Copaiba Balsam, Jasmine, Neroli, Peru Balsam, Rose, Rosewood, and Vetiver.

Safety

Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, however excessive use may cause head-aches and nausea. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

If pregnant consult with a physician prior to use.

Do not take Ylang Ylang essential oil internally.