Ylang Ylang I
Scientific Name: Cananga odorata
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Synonyms: Unona odorantissimum, flower of flowers
Plant Family: Annonaceae
Plant Parts Used: Flowers
Extraction Method: Distillation – Ylang I is the lightest and first to distill off in the process.
Physical Characteristics: Extra pale yellow, oily liquid.
Dominant Note(s): Middle to base.
Aroma: Sweet, floral exotic and heavy.
Main Constituents: Methyl benzoate, methyl salicylate, methyl para-cretol, benzyl acetate, eugenol, geraniol, linalol, and terpenes: pinene, cadinene among others
Blends With: Bergamot, Citronella, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Melissa, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood and Verbena
Safety Precautions: Non-toxic, Non-irritant, few cases of sensitization reported. Use in moderation can cause headaches.
- Very strong floral scent. Exotic.
- Calming, uplifting and reputed aphrodisiac.
- Used for both oily and dry skin due its balancing action.
- Tonic for scalp and hair.