Botanical Name: Cananga odorata
Plant Part: Flower
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Ylang ylang is a tall tropical tree about 20meters high with large, tender, fragrant pink, mauve or yellow flowers.
Colour: Pale Yellow to Golden
Common Uses: Can assist with problems such as high blood pressure, rapid breathing and heartbeat, nervous conditions, as well as impotence and frigidity. Can cause headaches in some if overly strong or over used.
Note: Base to Middle
Scent Strength: Medium to Strong
Blends well with: all citrus scents, Lavender, some wood oils and Sandalwood.
Aromatic Scent: Sweet, exotic, floral scent that is one of the most sought after aromas in perfumery
History:In Indonesia, Ylang ylang flower petals are strewn upon the bed of newlywed couples. Ylang ylang was a popular ingredient of hair preparations in Europe and was known as Macassar oil. The word "anti-macassar" originated from this, since an anti-maccasar was used to keep hair oil from staining upholstered furniture.