Phyto Essential Oils, The Old Post Office, 553 Southport Road, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 9RG

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Ylang-Ylang ( Cananga odorata )

Extraction is by steam distillation of the freshly picked flowers.

Odour - powerful floral and intensely sweet

History - traditionally blended in coconut oil to make an ointment for cosmetic and hair care. Was a major ingredient in Macassar hair dressing, for men, in the Victorian era. The anti-macassar was a piece of material placed over the back of chairs to protect them from the oily dressing.

Uses - has been used to reduce high blood pressure. Helpful for shock, anxiety and anger when its ability to slow over-rapid breathing can calm. A useful antidepressant and for feelings of anger, rage and frustration. Helpful for reducing stress and anxiety; for extreme mood swings of  pre-menstrual syndrome and just before the onset of menstruation (try blending with clary sage and neroli). Softening and balancing to the skin; for dry and oily skin and is reputed to have a balancing effect on sebum production.

Blends with - jasmine, lavender, neroli, the citrus oils, rosewood, sandalwood.

Safety - non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising.

5.00 ml
£ 3.60
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10.00 ml
£ 5.90
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50.00 ml
£ 23.40
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