Ylang ylang oil

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Description

A sweet, heavy oil obtained from the freshly picked flowers of the tropical ylang ylang trees (Cananga odorata var genuina). Ylang ylang oil is prepared by steam distillation. It is used as a perfume, antiseptic, and as a treatment for insect bites.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Cananga odorata var genuina; olio di ylang ylang (It)

Hazards and Safety

Skin contact may cause irritation.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 589

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