Another area for Cananga to perform at its best is on the ever-important organ called skin. This oil has a balancing and stimulating effect, making it a great choice for helping to soothe irritated areas. For those lucky enough to get their hands on a bottle of Cananga as a single oil, dilute a few precious drops with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply topically to support healthy, clearer skin.
With its interesting chemistry, in combination with the fact that it often hides out within calming blends and avoids the spotlight, Cananga remains a bit mysterious. Although it is steam distilled from tropical yellow flowers that appear identical to the ones that produce Ylang Ylang essential oil, it turns out there are important differences leading to distinct uses for these close relatives. Keep your eye out for Cananga, and let it serve to remind you that each oil’s specific chemistry is what allows it to offer such unique benefits.