Cananga oil is one amazing natural oil that has done and is continuing to do a lot of benefits to the human population. The oil has wonderful composition of substances that work just as magic when it does come in contact with the human skin.
The cananga tree (cananga odorata) belongs to the same botanical family as the tree which produces Ylang Ylang essential oil. It is a tall, tropical tree which grows up to 98 feet high and the oil is extracted from its large, aromatic, yellow flowers, identical to those of the ylang ylang.
The cananga tree is native to tropical Asia, and the oil is distributed from Java, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the islands of the Moluccas.
Cananga and Ylang Ylang have different (yet similar) aromatic properties. Traditionally, Cananga was used by local people to treat infectious diseases, such as malaria. Cananga is now used to treat insect bites, for skin and hair care, to relieve anxiety, depression and stress related illness. It also has antiseptic, sedative, aphrodisiac, and nervine properties.
It is often used in soap perfumery and men’s fragrances but is generally considered of a lesser quality than Ylang Ylang when used for perfumery, as it is heavier and less delicate than Ylang Ylang.
The Cananga is a beautiful flowers that have been used for centuries as decorations at festivals. The oil from these flowers can be used locally for infectious illnesses. Many people also enjoy the fragrance that it gives off due to its flower origins.
Cananga has a balancing and stimulating effect on the skin and is beneficial for combination skin, irritated skin and areas with uneven skin tone. It can also be used to stimulate hair growth for those with hair loss or thinning hair.
It is steam / hydro distilled from the plant of Cananga odorata. The plant is grown in Indonesia and China. The oil is yellow to orange in color and has a pleasant floral odor similar to Ylang Ylang Oil.
Cananga can help relieve –
- Low self esteem
Cananga oil can assist with problems such as high blood pressure, rapid breathing and heartbeat, nervous conditions, as well as impotence and frigidity.
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