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Cananga Essential Oil

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100% Pure & Natural Cananga Essential Oil

Botanical Name: cananga odorata

With an aroma similar to Ylang Ylang, Cananga is a less expensive alternative to fragrance cosmetic products.

This oil is beneficial for oily skin types, helps to soothe insect bites and is said to help relieve anxious feelings.

Uses of Cananga Essential Oil
  • Add a few drops to skin care products to improve the appearance of greasy, oily and acne-prone skin.
  • Use a few drops in an unscented shower gel to create a floral, slightly green fragrance.
  • Mix a few drops with a carrier oil and apply directly to insect bites.
  • Diffuse in a water-based diffuser or vaporizer to create a sensuous environment, improve the scent of a room and encourage peaceful feelings.
This oil is sourced from


History and Background

The Cananga is a common tree in Malaysia. The flowers are worn for personal decorations. Widely known for its sensual and aphrodisiacal properties, the fresh flowers are strewn on the beds of newly married couples.

It was also traditionally used to treat infectuous diseases like malaria.

Physical Description

Pale yellow to orange in color.

Aromatic Description

This oil is floral, sweet and light woody in aroma. It is similar to Ylang Ylang but with a slightly greener scent. Often used as a less expensive substitute for real Ylang Ylang.

Biological Makeup and Components

Caryophyllene, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, farnesol, terpineol, borneol, geranyl acetate, safrol, linalool, limonene, nehyl salicylae.

Extraction Technique

Water or steam distillation from flowers.

Information for Aromatherapists

Cananga oil is a middle note. It blends well with Bergamot, Guiaiacwood, Jasmine, Neroli, Rose, Rosewood and Vetiver.

Our Cananga essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.

  • Do not apply undiluted to the skin.
  • May cause headaches when used in high concentrations.
  • Any person with a history of plant or food allergies should read ingredients before using.
  • For external use only. Do not ingest.
  • If you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness, we strongly suggest you consult a medical professional prior to using this essential oil.
  • Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
  • Keep this oil tightly closed and in room temperature or cooler spot.
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