Ylang Ylang Extra is the Essential Oil that is gathered from the first layer of the flower's lengthy distillation process. The ethereal chemical components contained in the Extra variety are in higher concentration than Ylang Ylang oils extracted for longer periods of time.
This grade of Ylang Ylang essential oil is the most floral and sweet variety and is generally considered the best quality for aromatherapy, when the aim of the aromatherapist is to use the lighter components of Ylang Ylang for a particular effect. It's considered good for perfumery strictly as a top note because most of the ethereal components are more volatile and dissipate faster than Ylang Ylang from any of the other distillations. If you're looking for a more tenacious aroma, please refer to your Ylang Ylang Complete.
Due to the ethereal properties that are only present in the shorter distillation process, this variety is great to use for listening to guidance from the etheric realms. Our founder, Hope Johnson, recommends one drop behind each ear for this purpose. Also, one drop of Ylang Ylang Extra essential oil applied to the center of the sternum can induce feelings of calmness, love and compassion.
Specific Benefits of Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil as follows:Natural aphrodisiac. Ylang Ylang Extra essential oil is a natural aphrodisiac as it enhances sexual desire, frees the mind from inhibitions, and increases sensations of joy and pleasure.
Whole-body tonic... Ylang Ylang Extra essential oil is a tonic for the whole body, acting primarily by balancing and detoxifying the liver and maintaining the proper discharge of hormones.
Soothing and calming... Ylang Ylang Extra essential oil is uplifting, relieving depression and negative emotions while increasing feelings of calm and well-being.
Properties: Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Cell Proliferant, Disinfectant, Expectorant, Nervine, Sedative, Vulnerary
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aroma: Intensely Sweet, Floral, and Woody
Blends with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Ginger,Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Opopanax, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, and Vetiver.
Recipes We Love:Aphrodisiac Natural Perfume:
5ml (1tsp) Rose Hip Seed Oil
15 drops Damiana Essential Oil
10 drops Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil
10 drops Rose Otto Essential Oil
35 drops Vetiver Essential Oil
30 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
Mix the oils together and apply to your wrists, neck, or any other part of your body for a mysterious and scintillating natural fragrance.
Calming and tonic diffusion:
Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil
Simply mix equal parts of each essential oil in your diffuser.
Relaxing Scented Bath Mix:
1 tbs. Argan Oil
4 drops Jasmine Essential Oil Blend
4 drops Agarwood Essential Oil
4 drops Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil
Mix the essential oils with the argan oil before adding to the bathwater to make sure the essential oils dilute properly.