Common English Name: Ylang ylang.
Botanical Name: Cananga odorata.
Plant Family: Annonaceae.
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the flowers.
Origin: Indigenous to tropical Asia.
Plant Description: A tall, tropical tree with large, yellow, pink, or mauve-colored flowers. The flowers are highly fragrant.
Main Chemical Components: Sesquiterpenes, alcohols, esters, and phenols.
Blends Well With: Citrus essential oils, jasmine, and vetiver essential oils; carrier oils.
Uses: Oily skin, damaged hair, irritated skin, all types of skincare, calming.
Fun Fact: In Indonesia, ylang ylang flowers are scattered on the beds of newly-married couples.
Cautions for Use: Possible skin sensitivity in some people. Use in moderation to avoid headaches and nausea.