LATIN NAME: Cananga odorata genuina.
SOURCE: Steam distilled from the flowers.
COLOUR: Pale yellow.
ORIGIN: Madagascar
AROMA: Sweet, exotic, deeply floral and heady with a creamy full note

QUALITIES: the name means 'flower of flowers', and describes it well! Long used for its sensual and aphrodisiac properties, the fresh flowers are strewn on the beds of newly married couples. The fresh flowers are also sold in markets for personal adornment, to scent clothes and houses, and as temple offerings. Its actions are soothing and relaxing, useful during times of tension and stress, also helps to soothe anger and grief. Used in many local skin preparations and ointments. Ideal for dry skin and as a hair rinse and tonic. It will help to stimulate the scalp and hair follicles. An ingredient in the Victorian hair treatment oil 'Macassar'.Ylang Ylang is an ingredient in Kobashi Sensual massage blend.

There are three main grades of Ylang Ylang, graded depending on the length of the distillation process. The first is called extra, then three more distillations called grades 1, 2, 3 and complete. However the grades are not easily defined as various producers run the distillation at varying time lengths. The charged still is run constantly; in the beginning Extra and One are taken, then 2 and then 3. Kobashi Ylang Complete is a mix of the total distillation. Not to be confused with the lower grades and especially cananga oil which is often passed off as Ylang Ylang. Naturally farmed.

Blends well with ho leaf, Jasmin, Vetiver, Bergamot and Rose..

From the Annonaceae family (Magnolia). A tall fast growing tropical tree, growing up to 35 metres but usually kept at around 3 metres when grown as a commercial crop. It produces a long and penetrating taproot, and flowers from the second year. The flowers are numerous, large, fragrant, and pale yellow-green, getting more fragrant and yellow with age. Flowering is often year round. The best harvest often obtained during the dry season April-June. Native to tropical South East Asia. Introduced to Madagascar in the 1930's.

No pesticides or herbicides found @ ppm.

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