Ylang Ylang-olie (Cananga odorata)
The heady, sweet and floral scent of ylang ylang oil uplifts the mood and reduces anxiety - it's even considered a great aphrodisiac. Toning when applied on the skin and scalp, the oil also helps balance sebum production.
The cananga tree, also called Ylang, is a tropical plant native to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, that grows up to 60 feet tall. The oil is extracted from the yellow flowers of the plant by steam distillation.
Thanks to its stimulating properties on the blood flow which invigorates the scalp, the oil is said to promote healthy hair growth. It’s also often used in haircare for its conditioning effect that gives a lot of shine.
Ylang ylang oil can have different grades depending on its quality. Ylang ylang extra is the best quality with the most stringent standards. Lush buy ylang ylang extra from a supplier in the Comoro Islands.