Cananga Essential Oil
Latin Name: Cananga odorata
Part of plant: Flowers
Grade: Pure & Natural
Chemical Components: β-caryophyllene, α-humulene, α-muurolene, linalol, farnesol, α-farnesene, benzyl acetate, geranyl acetate
Aroma Character: warm, sweet, floral
Cananga is a tall tropical tree, up to 30 meters high, which flowers all year round. It bears large, fragrant, tender yellow flowers which are virtually identical of those of the Ylang Ylang.
Cananga is very closely related to the tree which produces Ylang Ylang Oil, C odorata var genuina, but Cananga is considered an inferior product in the perfumery world; being grown in different regions the oil has a different quality, heavier and less delicate than Ylang Ylang. However, Cananga is truly a 'complete' oil whereas Ylang Ylang is made into several fractions. Complete is preferable for treating nervous disorders and blood pressure issues. General stimulant and sexual tonic.