Ylang Ylang: Oil of Love


Ylang Ylang is a large evergreen tropical tree of the Annonaceae family, which grows to 100 ft. in height. It has drooping branches and yellow, long-petaled flowers whose fragrance can be smelled from a distance of 30ft. or more.  It originated in Indonesia and is widely distributed in Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and the Polynesian islands.

Ylang Ylang is believed to be effective in calming and bringing about a sense of relaxation. It may help with releasing feelings of anger, tension, and nervous irritability.  It's sweet, soft, flowery fragrance has made it a romantic favorite as it may also evokes feelings of romance and passion.