Botanical Name: Cananga odorata
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Extraction Method: Certified Organic Steam distilled
Distillation Date: Apr 2016
Minimum Shelf Life: 5 years
Plant Part: Flower
Perfume Note: Middle/Base
Aroma: Exotic, sweet and floral
Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Bark, Citronella Java, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Davana, Eucalyptus, Frangipani, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit Pink, Jasmine grand, Jasmine sambac, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lemon, Lime, Lotus Pink, Lotus White, Orange Sweet, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose Otto, Rose Moroc, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Siam Wood (Pemou), Tangerine, Tuberose, Vetiver
Ylang Ylang III essential oil, also called Ylang Ylang 3rd, has a very exotic floral aroma. It is a reputed aphrodisiac and one of the most popular floral essential oils made by distilling the flowers. We also have certified organic distilled Ylang Ylang I
, Ylang Ylang Complete
and Ylang Ylang Extra
. We will soon be discontinuing this Ylang Ylang 3rd.
One difference between Ylang Ylang and other essential oils is the distillation time resulting in varying degrees, or fractions, categorized as 3rd, 2nd, 1st, Complete, and Extra. Distillation of six or more hours results in 3rd and considered the most economical. Shorter distillation times between 1-5 hours provide higher qualities. According to the distiller this Ylang Ylang III (3rd) represents a distillation time of 10-14 hours. There was such a minor aromatic difference between this 3rd and the 2nd from the same distiller that we opted to stock 3rd as a suitable cost effective alternative.
Ylang Ylang III (3rd) is an economical alternative for natural soap and candle making artisans or anyone desiring this beautiful exotic floral aroma without the expense of more costly Ylang Ylang Complete or Extra. For professional aromatherapy and natural perfumers we recommend Ylang Ylang Complete or Extra.
General Ylang Ylang Info: In Europe, therapists use Ylang Ylang essential oil for sexual dysfunction. Used in an oil warmer, a few drops in the bath or blended as a massage oil or cream, Ylang Ylang essential oil lifts depression as it is euphoric and uplifting, soothes fears and anxieties and works as a hormone balancer. Ylang Ylang is soothing and balancing to the skin so can be used for oily or dry skin conditions.
Famed for its aphrodisiac qualities Ylang Ylang makes a wonderful sensual massage oil and sets the mood when used in an oil warmer or vaporizer.
Aromatherapy use: acne, anxiety, depression, diabetes, fatigue, frigidity, hair loss, high blood pressure, hormonal imbalance, hypertension, impotence, infection, insect bites, insomnia, intestinal problems, palpitations, irritated, itchy or oily skin, scabs, anger management, stress, tachycardia
General use: Oil diffusers, potpourri, as a blending ingredient for adding pure essential oil essence to massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap making, candle making
Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, a few cases of sensitization reported. Use in moderation, its powerful sweet floral scent can cause headaches or nausea in some individuals.