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  • Color: Pale Yellow
  • Oil Consistency: Thin
  • Perfumery Note: Base/Middle
  • Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
  • Scent: Resembling ylang ylang in aroma, cananga is sometimes used as an economical substitute in fragrancing applications. Floral, sweet, slightly woody.

Action: Antiseptic, sedative, aphrodisiac, nervine

Benefits, Indications: Oily skin/hair, insect bites, high blood pressure, anxiety, nervous tension, stress, fragrancing. Cananga essential oil can be used for insect bites, skin care, anxiety, depression, and stress. Traditionally, cananga was used to treat infectious diseases, such as malaria.

Chemical Constituents: Caryophyllene, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, farnesol, terpineol, borneol, geranyl acetate, safrol, linalool



Companion Oils: Cypress, geranium, cedarwood, jasmine

Precautions: Primarily non-toxic, but should be used with caution on those with sensitive skin. As with ylang ylang, be careful when first using Cananga Essential Oil as it may cause headaches for some individuals, especially if diffused in high concentration. Tisserand and Young indicate that there is generally a moderate risk of sensitization. They recommend a dermal maximum of 0.8%.

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