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Cananga Essential Oil

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Cananga Essential Oil (Cananga odorata var. macrophylla)

Illustrious and sensuous Cananga essential oil produces a more green & balanced extract compared to the Ylang Ylang flower extract, very intriguing note for botanical perfumery!

  • Anti-microbial
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Hypotensive
  • Mood Enhancer
  • Nervine
  • Sexual Tonic

Aromatic Scent: Intoxicatingly Sweet, Softly Green Base Note w/ Rich Floral Expression

Dr. Nick Notes

Cananga essential oil is related to and similar to the more common Ylang Ylang essential oil, considered on the essential oil market to be a cheaper grade or quality extract. Cananga is derived from the flowers of a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia that can be pink or yellow ~ yellow flowers are said to be the best for steam distillation. A common tree in Indonesia, its flowers are often worn as adornments and placed on the beds of newly married couples.

Cananga is more targeted compared to Ylang Ylang Essential Oil; Cananga is balanced with green in its aromatic notes & presents a perfect ally in some therapeutic formulas and botanical perfumes.  Traditionally cananga flowers been used by locals of the area to treat infections such as Malaria, brewed into a tea or the flowers steeped into coconut oil. The fragrance promotes a brighter outlook on life and enhances sensual experiences - I’ve found that Cananga odorata generally increases sex drive, with Ylang Ylang Complete and Ylang Ylang Extra increasing in potency compared with Cananga (Cananga odorata var. macrophylla).

Cananga essential oil delivers a less commonly available green floral extract that will tantalize your scents-es!

How to Use

  • Add to a warm bath for an enhanced sensual experience, great to stimulate your sexy self!
  • Apply 1-5 drops into diffuser to ground & stimulate the environment in a playful way
  • Use in aromatherapy to brighten your day and to enhance sensual play with a partner (wrist points, fun to apply to various parts on body very diluted)
  • Use highly diluted (<1%) into a carrier oil to support acne and minor insect bites.
  • Wonderful botanical extract to create green, floral perfumes - magick!


Maximum dermal use level of 0.8% as indicated by Tisserand and Young. Cananga may cause skin sensitization, especially in sensitive individuals. More neutral scented than Ylang Ylang, however some sensitive individuals may still be very repelled by the scent of Cananga.

Blends Well With: Bergamot, Blue Lotus Absolute, Frankincense Sacra, Jasmine Grandiflorum, Oakmoss Absolute, Lavender Vera, Neroli, Nutmeg, Bitter Orange, Patchouli, Pink Lotus Absolute, Rose Absolute, Rose-Geranium, Rose Otto, Black Spruce, Vanilla (CO2), Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Cultivation: Organic
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Parts of Plant Used: Flowers

Terpenes: β-Caryophyllene, α-Caryophyllene, Germacrene D, δ-Cadinene, Linalool, (Z,Z)-     α-Farnesene, (E,E)-α-Farnesene, γ-Muurolene, ρ-Cresyl Methyl Ether, Benzyl Benzoate, α-Copaene, Geraniol, Geranyl acetate, α-Muurolene, Bicyclosesesquiphellandrene, α-Cadinol, Methyleugenol.

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  • The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual: The Complete Reference Book of Over 350 Aromatic Plant Extracts, Index of Biologically Active Phytochemicals, Clinical Index and Taxonomical Index (Volumes 1 and 2)
  • Tisserand, R., Young, R., & Williamson, E. M. (2014). Essential oil safety: a guide for health care professionals (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. *

2 reviews for Cananga Essential Oil

  1. Andreas Nicolaides

    Anonymous (Essential Oil Wizardry)

    Beautiful, and not as powerful as Ylang-Ylang.

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  2. huixia xu

    huixia xu (Essential Oil Wizardry)

    hkSouthern, Hong Kong SAR China

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