Aroma: This essential oil has a very balanced, sweet, and floral aroma. It is soft, elegant, exotic and works wonderfully as a middle note in many blends. Consider it a honeyed aromatic with so much beauty, it’s revered as a beautiful moon Goddess!
Aromatherapist notes: It is important to know there are five different types of Ylang Ylang essential oil. They are ‘extra,’ ‘first,’ ‘second,’ ‘third,’ and ‘complete.’ The first four are known as fractional distillates that are named according to when they are collected during the distillation process and can have very sharp penetrating aromas.
The ‘complete’ is a combination of all four distillates and has a more round and pleasant aroma. I tend to utilize this essential oil more than the separate distillates because it also has a higher potential for therapeutic effects. I tend to use this more in blends for emotional, cardiac and sleep support. I have also used this for a few valentine blends.
Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, inhaler.
Blends with: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus Ironbark, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Ho Wood, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Red Mandarin, Nutmeg, Sweet Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain Bigarade, Rose absolute, Vetiver, and Virginia Cedarwood.
Additionally, avoid using too much of this oil. One drop will go a very long way in your blends.
Safety Data: This is essential oil is considered non-toxic but can cause skin irritation or be sensitizing. Use in low dilution when applying to the skin. Can cause headaches and nausea if dose is too high. This essential oil has the potential to lower blood pressure. Use with caution if you have low blood pressure.
• There is moderate risk for skin sensitizations. The recommended maximum topical use is 0.8%
• Topical cautions for individuals include those with hypersensitive, diseased, or damaged skin.
• Caution should also be exercised when using this essential oil topically on children under 2.
• Do not place on broken skin.
Shelf Life: About 4-5 years
A couple of months ago, our good friend, Lola King completed her final inventory for Be Kind Botanicals. It was both a blessing and bittersweet. She worked for close to a decade to provide the best oils she could find, even if it meant processing the plant material herself and having a distiller obtain it through distillation. When Marge heard the news of her closing Be Kind Botanicals, she jumped at the opportunity to snag some of her finest inventory before it was gone for good. We are delighted to present to you our “Be Kind” Collection, so that you can experience what Lola and Marge find to be some of the most exquisite offerings of essential oils from around the globe… New Zealand Lavender may be the top of the list. These are in limited supply and will only be sold in retail sizes.
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