Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ylang Ylang

Cananga odorata-distilled from the freshly picked flowers. Has an intensely sweet, soft, floral-balsamic, slightly spicy scent.     It is sometimes called CANANGA when referred to oil from flowers in Java and Malaysia rather than  other locations. The strongest is known as “extra.” Weaker ylang ylang EO is rated as Grade 1, 2 and 3, depending on when the oil is collected during the distillation process.

CAUTIONS: Generally considered non-toxic, non-irritating. Possible sensitizer.  Dilute well for topical use. 

CHARACTER:  " Exotic Charisma" Euphoric, Sensuous, Stimulating, Unifying, Erotic, extremely Yin, calming  
ETHERIC COLORS: Gold, Magenta, Green, Purple
NUMBER:  7      
CRYSTAL/GEM:  Kunzite, Watermelon Tourmaline, Rose Quartz    
CHAKRA:  2, 3
ELEMENTS:  Earth, Water   
PERFUME NOTE:  Mid to Base      
ASTRO:  Venus
ENERGY TYPE: Usually 3

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Self-confidence, Warmth, Awakened, Uplifted, Calm, Joyful, Enthusiastic, Meditative, Sensual, Soothed


USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Bacterial infections, rapid breathing, skin conditions, regulate heart rhythm, hypertension, inflammation, PMS, intestinal health, acne, skin cancer, seborrhea, 

+ Intense, passionate nature, tempered by a calm and balance that many find unnerving. Charismatic, bewitching, gracious.  
+ They delight in the erotic and sensual. Fiery, but sweet. They have a soft side to them and are joyful, fun, good friends who will never be dull company.
+ Are happiest when they have an audience to applaud achievements or commiserate failures.  Their incredible fantasy life makes great entertainment for their friends.
+ However, they rarely enter the entertainment world themselves, preferring to be friends and lovers of famous people, particularly people with power. 
+ They may be difficult to be around because they often live in a dream world where they are king or queen and nothing will ever harm them.
+ They live for love.  Love the thrill of the chase. They delight in obtaining the unobtainable and having secret rendezvous. Love conquers all and can brighten up the morning and dispel the darkest clouds.
+ Found in jobs that give expression to the aesthetic side of life.  Dealing with beautiful fabrics, cosmetics, hairdressing and anything that entails love.  Also could be involved with physical pursuits such as racing cars.
+ They enjoy making a mountain out of molehill and look for excitement continually. May be a “daredevil of life”.  Likes fast cars, expensive clothes, exotic locations.
-If crossed, they scream and shout and let rip with anger.
-May become insecure if feeling a lack of money.
-If negative, may be neglectful of appearance, careless and lose interest in their work.

BLENDS:  Nearly 40% of my blends have Ylang Ylang. 


It is intriguing in its own right, but blends well with ROSEWOOD, JASMINE, VETIVER, BERGAMOT, PERU BALSAM, ROSE, TUBEROSE, and others.
Contains methyl benzoate, methyl salicylate, methyl pancretol, benzyl acetate, eugenol, geraniol, linalol, and terpenes.

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