Vanilla Essential Oil
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- Vanilla planifolia
- Naturally Grown
About the Oil: With a delightful sweetness of the tropics and a seductive kiss of the earth, Vanilla Essential Oil soothes the nerves and harmonizes the emotions. Loved by adults and children alike, this beautiful oil has a 12% vanillin (the primary component of the extract of the vanilla bean) concentration and the most luxurious vanilla aroma we've ever experienced.
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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. Cur-ing the pods entails first fermentation then drying; it is this process that enables the fragrance known as true Vanilla to emerge.
ABOUT THE OIL
The CO2 distillation used for this oil produces an exceptional full and soft aroma. To make any vanilla, the green pods of the plant are cured, fermented and dried to make the brown vanilla bean pod we're familiar with. The CO2 process then is employed on the beans themselves, with the 'total' extract process creating the most exquisite, complete vanilla oil.
Vanilla essential oil is typically found as an 'absolute' or solvent extracted oleoresin (all oleoresins are solvent extracts), whereas this CO2 distillation is a pure and natural product completely free of solvents. Both the beans themselves and the extraction process of our Madagascar Vanilla oil are completely certified organic, with a very high vanillin content of 26%–the very component that gives Vanilla its great unique character. This CO2 extracted oil has ten to twenty times the amount of vanillin in a 10-fold solvent-extracted resin, and is 200 times stronger than common Vanilla extract used for culinary purposes.
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 la-beled as an 'essential oil'.
Vanilla essential oil has been traditionally used as a flavoring agent, an aphrodisiac and to bal-ance the emotions.
- increases desire
- improves move
- calms the NERVOUS SYSTEM
- lessens anxiety
- reduces stress
- Valerian Root is so linked to the glandular/endocrine experience of taste that the mere thought of it will make people dream. Sensitive individuals should however avoid it in the evening, as it has slightly stimulating properties.
- 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.
This Vanilla essential oil has a dense, gentle, rich, creamy, balanced, classic 'vanilla bean' aroma with a slightly spiced undertone.
Vanilla essential oil is typically added in small amounts to 'round out' aromas, bringing a balance and smoothness to natural perfumes and aromatic creations.
NOTE: this 'total' extract is nearly solid at room temperature and may need warming before blending.
Vanilla essential oil blends well with: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Balsam and other spice oils.
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.