How do we distill ylang ylang flowers?
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How to distille oil from ylang ylang?
Essential oil from ylang-ylang is extracted by water or steam from the freshly picked flowers. Standard water distillation methods are used, (you need the equipment and LOTS of flowers). The first distillation is called ylang-ylang extra, which is the top grade oil, there are often three more distillations called grade 1, 2, & 3. An absolute and a concrete may also be made using solvent extraction.
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Does the ylang ylang tree grow in zone ten?
Yes, ylang-ylang orCananga odorata grows in USDA hardiness zone 10. This tropical tree famous for its fabulously fragrant blooms is native to tropical southeastern Asia. It is a bit frost sensitive but usually grows well in south Florida. Ylang-ylang grow to be a large tree though there is a dwarf species whose flowers are not as fragrant
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What is ylang ylang essential oil used for?
Ylang ylang - Cananga odorata var. genuine - is used in skin care for acne, as a hair rinse, for high blood pressure, heart palpitations, insomnia, stress related disorders, and as a fragrance oil in soaps and perfumes. Answer: Ylang Ylang is known as the flowers of flowers. It's a name derived from Malay, which means flower which flutter in the breeze. It is use to helped counter insect and snake bites and to avoid diseases throughout the rainy season. It is also a traditional treatment for asthma, malaria, rheumatism, diarrhea, and headaches.
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What is ylang ylang oil?
Ylang ylang oil is distilled from the flowers of the Cananga tree. Its use is mainly for fragrances, especially in men. Its also good to reduce panic and fear when inhaled and when mixed with a carrier oil such as wheatgerm it is good to clear spotty skin but it also reduces blood pressure so isn't advisable if you have low blood pressure
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How is ylang ylang oil made?
Ylang Ylang oil is made from the oil of the Cananga odorata tree. To obtain the essential oil they use steam distillation of the flowers. The resulting oil scent is a middle note, with a strong initial smell that is fresh, floral, sweet, slightly fruity, considered fragrant yet delicate. The oil is clear with a yellow tinge, with a medium consistency.