Ylang-ylang oil is extracted from the freshly picked flowers by water or steam distillation.
There are different 'pressings' of ylang-ylang oil - with them being called 'extra' and then 1st, 2nd and 3rd pressing. The extra is the very first pressing and contains the highest amounts of esters and therefore has the sweetest odor, while the later pressings have a less-sweet odor.
The first distillation is called Ylang-ylang extra, which is the top grade. An absolute and concrete are also produced by solvent extraction.
The therapeutic properties of ylang-ylang oil are antidepressant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, nervine and sedative
Blends well with Bergamot, Citronella, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Melissa, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood and Verbena
Cautions Excessive use may lead to headaches and cause nausea. Indicated against use on inflammatory skin conditions. Very sensitive skin maybe irritated.