- Essential Oils & Extracts
- Quality & Chemistry
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil. This steam distilled Ylang Ylang comes from Madagascar, the world's largest producer of this exotic oil. It's rare and exceptionally delicate scent makes this a distinct fragrance for perfumes, yet potent for high blood pressure and as an anti-depressant, stress reliever, anti-septic and aphrodisiac. In a published account, a study showed antifertility effects of the ethanolic extract of cananga odorata. This Extra essential oil is the brightest and most floral of the varieties. It's named from how it is distilled. It is extracted from the flowers and separated into different grades known as: Extra, 1, 2 or 3. Ours comes from the first part, or shortest in duration, of the distillation process. The Extra version is said to hold some 30 constituents of which include esters, phenols and sesquiterpenes. Of interest, Ylang Ylang is commonly used as flavoring in ice cream in Madagascar. This essential oil comes from a large, rapid-growing evergreen tree, part of the custard-apple family. Ylang Ylang grows wildly in the tropical forests of Indonesia, the Philippines, Madagascar and Reunion Islands. 'Ylang Ylang' derived from TagalogÂ ilang,Â means wilderness, of which is it's natural habitat, or derived from the wordÂ ilang-ilan, meaning rare, such as it is. It is often mistranslated as: 'flowers of flowers' from which the leaves appear very much like the blossoms. Â The flowers are distinguishable by their color. Pink, mauve, and yellow varieties exist. The best oil comes from the yellow flowers, which are handpicked in the cool mornings of early summer. This essential oil is produced by steam distilling Â Ylang Ylang flowers from Madagascar. The flowers may be distilled several times, and the oil varies in quality, depending on the distillation. This oil is from the very first minutes of the distillation: the Ylang Ylang 'fraction' called 'extra' and is considered the very finest quality, sought after by natural perfumers and aromatherapists alike. It is the most floral aroma of the various distillations.