Ylang Ylang Trees in Ecuador
Land in Ecuador was cleared and prepared, and many of you came and planted ylang ylang trees in 2011. We planted 45,000 ylang ylang trees! Here is a photo taken on June 9, 2013, of the trees that members planted that are producing now. Aren’t they beautiful! Today we have a whole picking crew that does nothing but pick ylang ylang flowers all day long, six days a week. Six days a week!
Now here are ylang ylang trees in Madagascar. Look at how scrawny the trees are versus the trees on our farm. Isn’t that amazing? Which trees would you rather have your oil come from? Look at the limbs with no leaves and no flowers on them. Because the ground is so choked with weeds and grasses, the trees can’t get good nutrition. In Madagascar they don’t have the resources to put composting on the fields. They don’t have resources for worm castings. They don’t have resources for putting microbes and enzymes into the soil.
If you’re going to expect the soil to produce an oil, you’ve got to feed it. Just ask yourself what would happen to you if you quit eating. It’s no different for a plant. If you want it, you feed it. You take care of it. So we look at the comparison between the Ecuador ylang ylang and the Madagascar ylang ylang, and it speaks for itself.
Ylang ylang is an incredible oil for many reasons. There are studies that say it harmonizes your emotions. Some people think it’s just a great perfume oil. Well, it is a great fragrance oil. It is wonderful! If you were to walk on the farm in Ecuador right now, your heart would go zing! Where’s the man in my life? Where’s the woman of my dreams? So the farm is called a love farm now. Can you imagine 240,000 trees emitting that incredible aroma 24‑7? It’s magical!