Ylang Ylang means "flower of flowers" and is extracted by steam distillation from the flowers of a tropical tree that grows in the Indian Ocean.
When Ylang Ylang is distilled, the first fraction is separated out and called Ylang Ylang Extra.
The next fraction is known as Ylang Ylang I, then II and finally III.
Ylang Ylang Extra is very highly regarded and finds its way into top quality perfumes.
Though the chemical profiles are very similar between the oils, the Extra is richer in many of the top notes.
Absolute Aromas has selected this exquisite Ylang Ylang Extra from the Comores Island in the Indian Ocean, where the climate and soil is ideal for excellent quality Ylang Ylang.
For a sensual massage blend, mix 2 drops of Ylang Ylang Extra and 2 drops of Sandalwood in 10ml of Sweet Almond oil.
Exotic, the Absolute Aromas aromatherapy blend is based on this combination.
Ylang Ylang is one of the most popular essential oils for diffusing.
It has a wonderfully exotic aroma in its own right but blends well with Sandalwood, Bergamot, Rose, Jasmine, May Chang or Sweet Orange.