Cananga Oil – Knowledge Barrel

Cananga oil is known all over the world for its various therapeutic properties. The oil is amazing at easing and soothing everyone who comes in contact with and stays sticks to its use for a good long time.

Cananga is a tall tropical tree up to 20m high with large, tender, fragrant flowers, which can be pink, mauve or yellow. The yellow flowers are considered best for the extraction of essential oil. Colour is Pale to dark yellow liquid.

Cananga essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy for the treatment of several problems and diseases.

Cananga oil has the great ability to stimulate the circulatory system. Regular massage with diluted cananga oil improves blood circulation and helps in eliminating toxins from the body.

Cananga essential oil is an excellent antidepressant. A massage with diluted cananga oil will help relieve mental stress and depression. It is, therefore, often used for curing hypertension, palpitation, and other conditions related to stress and anxiety. It is also very beneficial for treating insomnia. In fact, as a result the sedative properties of cananga oil, it is widely used for the treatment of emotional shock and other disorders of the nervous system.

Common uses of this oil are many. Canaga Essential Oil is believed to have aphrodisiac, anti-depressant, anti-infectious, anti-seborrheic, antiseptic, euphoric, hypotensive, nervine, regulator, sedative (nervous), stimulant (circulatory) and tonic properties.

  • Consistency: Thin
  • Note: Top
  • Strength of Aroma: Strong
  • Blends well with: Rosewood, Jasmine, Vetiver, Opoponax, Bergamot, Mimosa, Cassia and Rose.
  • Aromatic Scent: Cananga has a sweet, exotic, deeply floral and heady with a creamy note.

History: The Cananga is a common village tree in Malaysia. Its fragrant flowers are worn for personal adornment. Long used for its sensual and aphrodisiac properties, the fresh flowers are strewn on the beds of newly married couples. It was introduced to the island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean in the late 18th century, and from there to Nossi-Be and the Comoro Islands about a century ago. The oil distilled from the flowers is known as cananga oil.

The only caution you need to keep in mind is that this oils is though non-toxic but possibly has sensitization. Use well diluted. Avoid during pregnancy.

Alright, go through our reference links now –

  1. Cananga Oil Benefits by Aromatherapies
  2. Cananga Oil by WG
  3. Cananga Oil by RXL


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