Vanilla 100% Pure Essential Oil
Vanilla is a perennial vine that climbs existing trees or other support. The vanilla flower, reminiscent of a dazzling lily, only lasts about one day after it blooms. While the flower is beautiful, it’s the vanilla seed pod that contains its treasure trove of tiny, aromatic, flavor-filled black seeds. Green vanilla seed pods are cured, fermented and dried to produce the brown vanilla bean pods most are familiar with, and which yield vanilla’s prized essential oil. These fragrant pods have established vanilla as an indispensible element of cooking, perfume, cologne and more!
Plant Part Used
Medium. Mellow and full-bodied with warm, earthy and sweet notes.
Helps ease occasional stress and melancholy. Imparts feelings of warmth.
Blends Well With
Amber, Bergamot, Citronella, Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Leaf, Clary Sage, Clove, Copaiba Balsam, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, Tangerine, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
History of Vanilla
Vanilla is one of the most popular of all the essential oils, no doubt because of its ubiquitous presence in food, drink, perfume, cologne, incense and more! Vanilla was first discovered by the Aztecs in the 15th century and later gained popularity around the world after the 16th century Spanish Conquistadors brought it back to Europe. Here, vanilla gained quickly gained a cult following, especially among the French, who treasured its complex sweetness in their pastries and gourmet cuisine. The French transplanted vanilla plant cuttings to their colonies in Madagascar, where the bean thrived.
Using Vanilla Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
This youthful blend expresses the sensations of indulging in a creamy vanilla treat on a hot summer day.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
What better way to deliver vanilla’s soothing, sedating properties than in a blend that evokes hot chocolate?
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps and other body care products!