Cananga odorata essential oil

Cananga odorata essential oil: cultivation, properties, where to find it and all the uses of the essential oil Ylang-Ylang, extracted from the Cananga tree.

Therecananga odorata, better known ascananga treeor ylang ylang tree, is a tropical plant native to the Philippines. ThereCananga odoratait is highly appreciated for the scent of its flowers whose essence is known throughout the world asylang-ylang,the same name is used improperly to identify the same plant.

FromCananga odoratathe famous ylang ylang essential oil is extracted, widely used in various industrial sectors. Of the speciesCananga odoratathere are several varieties, theArtabotrys odoratissimus and the Iartabotrys hexapetalusboth are woody and ever-growing climbing plants but it is from Artabotrys odoratissimus that theCananaga odorata essential oil.

The nameylang-ylangcomes from the wordilangwhich means desert, alluding to the natural habitat ofCananga odorata. Another current of thought states that the name ylang-ylang derives from the word ilang-ilan which means "rare",referring to the exceptional delicate scent of the flower.

Therecananga odoratais a fast growing tree of the family ofAnnonaceae.Its growth is such that this plant can increase by 5 meters per year in height up to an average length of 15 meters. The leaves are evergreen, appear smooth, shiny and oval. The leaves are pointed, have a wavy margin and are 13 to 20 cm long. L'Cananga odorata essential oilit is extracted from the flowers. The flowers are drooping, consisting of six narrow, green-yellow petals (more rarely, the flowers are pink). The froma of the flowerylang-ylangvaguely reminiscent of that of a starfish.

The cultivation of cananga odorata

There are several varieties ofcananga odorataand some are well suited to cultivation in southern Italy. The Fruticosa variety of Cananga odorata, better known asdwarf ylang-ylang,it is a small tree that grows compact and delights gardens and porches with very fragrant flowers.

Recall that thecananga odoratais originally from the Philippines and Indonesia. It is commonly cultivated in Polynesia, Malaysia and Micronesia. It grows well in full sun or with partially sunny exposure. It prefers acid soils as well as in its natural habitat (rainforest).

Who intendscultivate cananga odoratain the North it will have to set up protection in the coldest period of the year. The trees ofcanangathey resist winter but only in areas of southern Italy where the Mediterranean climate guarantees particularly mild winters. Even if the tree ofcananga odoratahas a rapid growth, fails to flower for 2-3 years.

L'ylang ylang essential oilit is extracted by steam distillation from manually harvested flowers.

Cananga odorata essential oil - The properties

The chemical profile of this essential oil includes compounds such as linalool, caryophyllene, methyl benzoate, sesquiterpenes, germacrene ... The essential oil of cananga odorata is popular for its aphrodisiac properties and for its aromatic power. It is widely used in perfumery, just mention the famous oneChanel # 5to convey the idea of ​​the popularity ofylang ylang essential oil.

Cananga odorata essential oil - the uses

L'Ylang Ylang essential oilit is used in aromatherapy for its propertycalming, hypotensive and aphrodisiacIn natural cosmetics and for skin and body care, it is used for itspropertyastringent and tonic.

Among the most common uses we see it spread in warm and lukewarm environments to alleviate psyche disorders such as anxiety, nervousness, irritability and insomnia. It is used to appease anger and to counter resentment and frustrations. According to experts, ylang ylang essential oil exerts a hypotensive action so as to mitigate tachycardia and many disorders of the cardiovascular system.

Its astringent and toning properties are interesting for the care of skin and hair. It is indicated for the treatment of acne and to strengthen the hair. It is useful for protecting and nourishing hair, subject to salt, wind and sun. For all the properties and practical uses, please refer to the page:Ylang Ylang essential oil.

Where to buy ylang ylang essential oil?

L'ylang ylang essential oilit can be purchased at natural product shops or by buying and selling online. I recommend the Amazon article "Ylang Ylang Oil - 100% Pure Essential Oil" offered at a price of € 7.99 with free shipping. If you are thinking of preparing a home-made perfume, know thatylang ylang essential oilit combines well with rosewood, jasmine, rose and bergamot.

Properties of essential oils

For the properties of essential oils mentioned in this article (Orange blossom oil, Neroli essential oil, sweet orange essence…) and for the property of all essential oils treated so far, I refer you to the individual cards listed in alphabetical order.

  • Sweet orange essential oil
  • Bergamot essential oil
  • Cypress essential oil
  • Citroenlla essential oil
  • Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Juniper essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Cedarwood essential oil
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Neroli essential oil
  • Palmarosa essential oil
  • Patchouli essential oil
  • Petitgrain essential oil
  • Grapefruit essential oil
  • Ravintsara essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Ravensara essential oil
  • Sage essential oil
  • Tea Tre essential oil
  • Thyme essential oil
  • Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • Orange blossom essential oil

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