Ylang ylang essential oil – latin name Cananga odorata – “complete” is a 100% pure organic essential oil produced by steam distillation of YlangYlang Flowers
Ylang ylang essential oil has a wonderful balancing and stimulating effect on the skin, helps correct sebum production and is also used to stimulate hair growth.
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.
NOT FOR ORAL INGESTION
Chemical Constituents: Linalol, geranyl acetate, para-cresyl methyl ether
Caution: *Avoid with low blood pressure. Excessive use can lead to headaches and nausea.
To make ylang ylang essential oil, the flowers are put through the distillation process several times, with different qualities of oil fractionated off during the process.
During steam distillation the oil produced during the very first hour or two is what is called Ylang Ylang Extra. This is undoubtedly the very best for use in perfumery and aromatherapy. But it is also very expensive (beware if you see Ylang Ylang essential Oil “extra” at bargain rates! Over the next few hours Ylang I, II and III are fractionated off in turn. With each successive distillation, the composition of the oil changes, becoming less attractive. These are the different grades, collected at intervals over 12-18 hours. Grades II & III of Ylang Ylang essential oil are commonly used in the manufacture of soap, shampoo etc..
Ylang ylang essential oil “complete” is a more true essential oil, being all the collected over the course of distillation., but more likely is just a blend of each of the 4 fractions as they were distilled then blended together in various proportions to give a certain smell quality. Our Superior Grade is the equivalent of Extra + I + II. It is exquisite.
Organic Certificate – This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association’s standards exceed the UK government’s minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.