Botanical Name - Canangaodorata
Caution - *Avoidwith low blood pressure
Aroma - Intensely sweet, floral-balsamic
Extraction - Steam distillation.
There are five versions or"Grades" of organic Ylang Ylang essential oil, created by distillingthe plant material for different amounts of time called Fractions.
- The first Fractioncalled Extra, itis collected in the first hour or so of distillation, and is the mostfragrant. Best for skin care use.
- The next three Fractions arecalled 1, 11 and111arecollected over 12-20 hours of distillation. These are thought of as lowergrades and not used so much in aromatherapy.
- When all four Fractionsof the distillation are combined i.e Extra, 1, 11 and 111 this iscalled Complete. Thisis as close to the whole Ylang ylang essential oil you can get. Best fortherapeutic use.
Part of Plant - Flowers
Chemical Constituents- Linalol, geranyl acetate, para-cresyl methyl ether
Country of Origin - Madagascar
Uses - Adeeply soothing yet uplifting oil with a sweet, exotic scent. Excellent forskin and hair care, and much used in perfumery. A very sensual oil which isperfect for an aphrodisiac massage blend.
Organic Certificate - Thisessential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, it has beenproduced to the highest ethical and environmental standards.
Storage - Storeoil in cool dark place and keep out of reach of children
Avoid use of essential oils (unless undermedical supervision) if:
You are pregnant
You have a skin condition
You have asthma
You have severe allergies
You have epilepsy or are prone to seizures
You have heart disease
You have high blood pressure
You are on a course of treatment withprescribed medication
Rules for safe usage:
Many essential oils are too powerful to beapplied directly to the skin undiluted (also known as “neat”), they must bediluted with a neutral carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, to avoid irritation.
Never use essential oils on or around the eyesor mucous membranes.
Several oils, like bergamot and other citrus,can cause allergic sensitivity to the sun and should be used with caution.
Children and the elderly can be extrasensitive to the effects of essential oils.
Essential oils are flammable, so keep themaway from open flames.
Never ingest essential oils unless it is underthe close supervision and prescription of a clinically-trained medical oraromatherapeutic professional. Some oils can be toxic, and if taken internallymay be fatal. If you don’t know the specific chemistry of the oil, do not takeit internally.