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.
The Cananga is a common village tree in Malaysia. Its fragrant flowers are worn for personal adornment. Long used for its sensual and aphrodisiacal properties, the fresh flowers are strewn on the beds of newly married couples. It was introduced to the island of Réunion in the western Indian Ocean in the late 18th century, and from there to Nossi-Bé and the Comoro Islands about a century ago. The oil distilled from the flowers is known as Cananga oil.
Botanical Name: Cananga Odorata
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Colour: Yellow to orange yellow
Aromatic Scent: sweet, exotic, deeply floral and heady with a creamy note.
Aromatic Strength: Strong
Blends Well With: Rosewood, Jasmine, Vetiver, Opopanax, Bergamot, Mimosa, Cassia and Rose.
Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
Caution: Keep away from Children and Pets