Simply Vanilla Blend
- Country of Origin:
- Plant Part:
- Latin Name:
- Vanilla planifolia
- Naturally Grown
This Vanilla essential oil has a dense, gentle, rich, creamy, balanced, classic 'vanilla bean' aroma with a slightly spiced undertone. So we concentrated this oil down and added it gently to MCT (fractionated coconut oil) because MCT has no aroma! The result is simply Vanilla.
Vanilla essential oil is typically added in small amounts to 'round out' aromas, bringing a balance and smoothness to natural perfumes and aromatic creations.
Vanilla oil blends well with: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Balsam and other spice oils.
ABOUT THE PLANT
Known as 'bourbon', Mexican, and Reunion Vanilla, this perennial climbing vine of the Orchid family can reach up to 25 meters in height and produces both white, trumpeted flowers and green pods (also called beans). A native species to Mexico and Central America, the pods are typically cultivated in Madagascar and Mexico then shipped to Europe or the United States for curing. Curing the pods entails first fermentation then drying; it is this process that enables the fragrance known as true Vanilla to emerge.
ABOUT THE OIL
Vanilla means memories of childhood with the intensity of seemingly everlasting moments of joy. This vanilla 'bourbon' type has a dense and exotic sweetness in the aroma, with a hint of spicy background notes. Thanks to its dominating phenyl esters and other enticing compounds Vanilla is a feast for the nose and palate. In its natural form it may be a tasty enrichment of many deserts, especially those that contain milk or yogurt. (We do in-fact add a few drops to many desert and smoothie creations.) Vanilla is a very flexible aromatic, easily blended and widely enjoyed. The only thing one needs to be careful of is using too much–usually, just a few drops will do!
NOTE: Low-priced Vanilla is most often a solvent extract or a synthetic aromatic while falsely labeled as an 'essential oil'.
Vanilla essential oil has been traditionally used as a flavoring agent, an aphrodisiac and to balance the emotions.
- increases desire
- improves move
- calms the nervous system
- lessens anxiety
- reduces stress
- Vanilla is soothing and harmonizing to the fire element in us; it stabilizes emotions and consoles when sadness or grief seems to overpower us.
- direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
- massage, bath, personal fragrance
- Vanilla Essential Oil is especially beneficial in massage blends for infants. A simple 1% dilution of Vanilla oil in Hazelnut (a well tolerated carrier oil) and rubbed on the bottoms of feet brings calm and joy to the very young ones.
Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. However, this CO2 distillation is very potent and should therefore only be used in small quantities.
If pregnant or breast-feeding, consult a physician prior to use.