Ylang-ylang comes from the flowers of a ylang-ylang tree, commonly found in the rain forests of certain Asian and South Pacific Islands, like Philippines, Polynesia, and Indonesia. It is extracted by steam distillation which is when the plant material is placed in boiling water and the steam fused with the oils of the plant are separated.
The smell of ylang-ylang is quite powerful and slightly floral. It is used in a number of women’s fragrances and products as well as aromatherapy treatments due to this unique and pleasant aroma. As one of the most popular oils used by spiritual healers, ylang-ylang is beneficial in releasing anger and eliminating negative feelings. It is also said to work wonders with the cardiovascular, endocrine, and hormonal systems of the body.
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Ylang-ylang improves circulation in the face which can help preserve a youthful glow. It can also reduce the appearance of blemishes and irritations as well help prevent signs of aging. Ylang ylang is even powerful at fighting the development of skin cancer cells and melanoma.