Our Organic Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil is steam distilled from certified organic ylang ylang flowers, Cananga odorata. As with all of our organic ingredients, it is certified organic by CCOF.
The ylang ylang tree, sometimes also known as the cananga tree is a tree that grows in tropical climates. The vivid yellow blooms are quite unique in appearance and are highly aromatic. Although the tree goes by both the common names of Ylang Ylang and Cananga, essential oil that is commonly referred to as Cananga Essential Oil is typically less preferred and generally differs in aroma and composition.
Because of its great use in perfumery applications, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is traditionally distilled for varying lengths to produce essential oils with differing constituents and aromatic profiles. For example, our Organic Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil is the essential oil that is collected shortly after the distillation begins. It is most widely used in fragrancing applications. Additional distillations known as Ylang Ylang I, II and III are also sometimes performed, depending on the distiller and the application.
Our Organic Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil is the essential oil that results from a full, uninterrupted distillation. Aromatically, it possesses a beautifully exotic, floral aroma with slightly woody characteristics.
Emotionally, Organic Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil is an uplifting essential oil that can help to support a positive mindset. It is a beautiful essential oil to add to formulations intended to dissipate fear and anger, support confidence and encourage positive thinking. It also has a reputation for acting as an aphrodisiac.
Within skin care applications, Organic Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil helps to support healthy skin. It can help to balance skin that may be too dry or oily, and it can be used in a facial toner to balance oily skin.
Organic Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil is a beautiful floral essential oil that appeals to both genders. It is wonderful to incorporate into personal care, aromatherapy, and natural fragrancing applications. It blends well with clary sage, rosewood, bergamot, vetiver, sandalwood, orange, mandarin and many other essential oils for truly exotic blends.
Organic Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil is very aromatic and a little can go a long way in your aromatherapy and personal care formulations. When used in excess, Organic Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil may cause a headache. For topical formulations intended for adults, Essential Oil Safety Edition 2 by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young recommend a dermal maximum of 0.8%. Do not use with children under age 2.
*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.