Distilled mainly in Madagascar and The Comores Islands, ylang ylang has a very distinctive tropical white flower scent with sweet and spicy ripe banana notes. It is hailed as the 'flower of flowers' for its strong, sensual aroma. Used as an aphrodisiac, it is a popular oil in many beauty formulas.
Directions: Enjoy in a diffuser, as a room spray, in a hot bath or as a massage oil. Do not use more than 5-10 drops of essential oil for every 20ml of carrier oil, alcohol or water.
This is a complete oil made with the flowers of organic ylang ylang responsibly sourced from Madagascar. Bottled in Ireland. Comes in a blue glass bottle with screw on polypropylene #5 lid and packaged in a card box.
Caution: For external use only. Do not use undiluted. Stop using if you experience a reaction. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under medical supervision. Not suitable for young children.
For best results use within 24 months of opening.
Certified organic by the Irish Organic Association.
This oil is produced using ingredients from sustainable sources. Whenever possible, the brand will source essential oils that are organic certified and/or fair trade certified.
The Nature of Things only source from producers who have a genuine passion for distilling top quality oils and have a proven record of sustainable practices. These producers work hand in hand with their communities to protect the environment and support their local economies.
Growing up in Brittany, Benoit began working with a French producer of natural extracts and that opened his mind to the wonders of the world of natural oils. He moved to New York and for over 20 years he worked with two of the best producers of natural oils in the world. Their vast global network of farmers and distillers taught him about the importance of the terroir, where to yield the best oil from aromatic plants, the best time to harvest, how to prepare for extraction, the art of distillation and how to define what is a quality natural oil. The best ‘noses’ in the business taught him how to smell, how oils can live together and how they can make you feel, while scientists and aromatherapists taught him the positive effects the oils can have on your health and wellbeing. He learnt that each oil has a unique story and – perhaps even more importantly - he learnt what 'good' smells like.
In 2017 he moved to Dublin, and this life change provided him with the opportunity to start his own business. Having noticed how the market was flooded with underwhelming oils he knew there was an opportunity to use everything he'd learnt - from the farmers, the distillers, the ‘noses’, the scientists, the creatives and the market – to create a brand that celebrates the best quality natural oils and share the potential of their life enhancing features. And so The Nature of Things was born.
All of the oils are imported from different parts of the world, directly from producers, and are bottled in The Nature of Things workshop in Ireland. They only source from producers who have genuine passion for distilling top quality oils and a proven record of sustainable practices. Their producers work hand in hand with their communities to protect the environment and support their local economies, and the priority is always the long term impact on the environment and the communities, and the viability of the activity.
The Nature of Things is committed to support organic farming and is a certified member of the Irish Organic Association - the main organic certification body in Ireland. Being a member means that they support organic farming, which is a clean approach to agriculture, devoid of the use of synthetic pesticides and fungicides and others that can be harmful to the local ecosystems and pollute our soil and water systems. Organic certification provides that guarantee to consumers.
Whenever possible, the brand will source essential oils that are organic certified and/or fair trade certified, whatever the cost. But quality and sustainability will come first as they are committed to offering the best essential oils from the most trusted suppliers.
The Nature of Things is a proud member of 1% for the planet, a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership and everyday actions. They advise on giving strategies, certify donations and amplify the impact of our network.
1% of total revenues every year goes to environmental causes, with focus on the support of organisations that are protecting biodiversity, creating vast reserves of land where animals and plants can thrive.