Ylang Ylang has an exotic, distinctive, sweet smell which is used widely in perfumes and cosmetics. Cultivated in Madagascar, the finest oil comes from the yellow flowers picked very early in the morning in summer, then quickly distilled. It is known to have a calming effect on the mind and body by easing tension and anxiety. This non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitising oil balances the skin and is good for all skin types. It should be noted that excessive use can lead to headaches and cause nausea.