Description: Cananga essential oil is steam distilled from the Cananga tree (var. macrophylla). The Cananga tree shares many traits with the Ylang Ylang tree, including their genus, species and the appearance of their flowers. Some even use Cananga essential oil as a cheaper alternative to ylang ylang essential oil. Cananga essential oil has less of a floral aroma and is chemically different, as well as having different therapeutic uses than ylang ylang essential oil. Because of this difference, some people prefer the lighter aroma of cananga over ylang ylang. Cananga essential oil can help oily or irritated skin and insect bites. It can also be used aromatically to help relieve anxiety, reduce depression and stress. It is a middle note in perfumery and is a beneficial ingredient for relaxing blends. Here are other therapeutic benefits of Cananga essential oil:
- It is an anti-inflammatory
The high level of beta-caryophyllene found in Cananga essential oil makes it an excellent anti-inflammatory. It can reduce swelling and inflammation of the brain that can occur during a stroke and cause brain damage. It also helps in the management of diseases like arthritis.
- It improves sexual drive
Cananga essential oil has been known to promote sexual health in both men and women. It treats impotence, premature ejaculation, and loss of libido. It also regulates estrogen hormones and eases tension that is often the cause of low sexual drive in women.
- Fights insomnia
Cananga essential oil can help you get a better and more restful night. It will calm your body and mind by relaxing tensed muscles and soothing the nerves.
- It carries antibacterial and antimicrobial properties
This essential oil can help in fighting bacteria and pathogens that can cause infections in wounds, cuts, burns, and abrasions. It makes them heal fast.
- It carries antioxidant properties
Cananga essential oil has antioxidant properties that help with fighting free radicals that can cause damage to cells and premature aging.
- Eases premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and symptoms of menopause
Cananga essential oil regulates estrogen hormones and helps in treating the problems associated with PMS and menopause like mood swings, irritability, anxiety, cramps, and abdominal pain. It also makes irregular menstruation regular.
Botanical Name: Cananga Odorata
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Odor and Appearance: Clear with a slight undertone of yellow and a mild aroma that is floral and sweet.
Country of origin: Indonesia
Main Constituents: Beta-caryophyllene
Common Uses: It is often used in aromatherapy for its calming and relaxing effects, promoting a sense of well-being and reducing stress and anxiety. The oil is employed in skincare for its potential benefits in balancing and hydrating the skin, making it suitable for various skin types. Cananga oil is also used in natural remedies to promote healthy hair and scalp. Its sweet and floral aroma makes it a popular choice in perfumes and fragrances.
Note: Middle note.
Blends well with: Lavender, rose, and geranium, bergamot, sweet orange, sandalwood, and cedarwood.
Contraindications: They precaution against using it topically near the face of children and infants.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*
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