• Cananga Essential Oil

Cananga Essential Oil

  • Product Code: EO-C04
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Cananga essential oil is very similar to Ylang Ylang, with a sweet-balsamic, tenacious, slightly woody aroma. It is used in skincare, and to relieve anxiety, depression and stress related illness.
  • £5.16

  • Ex Tax: £4.30

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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, that is steam-distilled from the flowers,  is distributed from Java, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the islands of the Moluccas. 

Cananga and Ylang Ylang essential oils have different (yet similar) aromatic properties. Traditionally, Cananga was used by local people to treat infectious diseases, such as malaria. Cananga is now used in aromatherapy 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, as it has a heavier and less delicate aroma. If you find Ylang Ylang too sweet and heady you will probably prefer Cananga as it has a slightly woodier, greener scent.

  • Species: Cananga odorata
  • Plant family: Annonaceae
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • Note: Base/middle
  • Extraction Method: Steam distilled

Safety Note:
Non toxic. Can be sensitising for those with sensitive skin. Can cause headaches if used in high concentration.
Cananga essential oil has a balancing and stimulating effect on the skin and is beneficial for balancing 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 and to help relieve dandruff.
Cananga oil can helpful for irritability, depression, stress, anxiety, low self esteem and insomnia.
Cananga essential oil can assist with problems such as high blood pressure, rapid breathing and heartbeat, nervous conditions, as well as impotence and frigidity.
Blends well with:
Cypress, Geranium, Cedarwood and Jasmine
Allergen Listings:

Benzyl salicylate 3%, Eugenol 0.7%, Geraniol 1.5%, Benzyl benzoate 5%, Farnesol 2%, Linalool 3%
Facial cleanser for oily skin

4 drops of Cypress 
8 drops of Lavender 
2 drops of Cananga
60ml of Cucumber cleansing lotion

Apply morning and evening and remove with warm water

Facial toner for oily skin

4 drops of Cypress
8 drops of Lavender 
2 drops of Cananga 
60ml of Orange Flower (Neroli) Hydrolat

Apply after cleansing skin

Facial moisturiser for oily skin

4 drops of Cypress 
8 drops of Lavender 
2 drops of Cananga
60ml of Moisturising Lotion

Apply morning and evening after cleansing and toning

Anti-dandruff conditioner

100ml Hair Conditioner
10 drops of Cananga
10 drops of Geranium
5 drops of Tea Tree
5 drops of Sandalwood.

Insect bite oil

2 drops of Lemongrass
4 drops of Peppermint 
1 drop of Cananga 
14ml of Neem carrier oil 

Apply to the affected area twice a day

Time to relax diffuser blend

2 drops of Bergamot 
4 drops of Geranium 
1 drop of Cananga 

Pop in an aromatherapy diffuser and inhale for short bursts throughout the day 

Restful sleep diffuser blend

3 drops of Cananga
3 drops of Lavender

Diffuse in the bedroom an hour before bed.

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