Ylang ylang is fraction steam distilled from the flower. It has a sweet, floral, exotic aroma and heavy aroma (the first fractions have a higher esta content, hence a more pleasent sweet aroma). Ylang ylang has reviving properties and can help maintain balanced respiration. It can provide an invaluable aid to relaxation after periods of sressful activity. Ylang ylang is useful on both oily and dry skin, being particulary benefical to dry, mature skin.