The Ylang Ylang flower is a golden yellow flower that resembles a starfish and comes from the cananga tree. Ylang Ylang is pronounced EE-lang-EE-lang and it’s original meaning is “wilderness” originating in Polynesia. It thrives in tropical climates and is valued for it’s fragrant essential oil. Ylang Ylang essential oil is extracted from the flowers through a steam distillation process. The benefits of Ylang Ylang essential oil include relief from high blood pressure, calming of the nervous system and it is a natural antidepressant and aphrodisiac. Ylang Ylang’s fragrant oil is also used in aromatherapy and in many floral perfumes worldwide such as Chanel No. 5.