Botanical Name: Vanilla Planifolia
Country of Origin:Madagascar
Extraction Method: Solvent extraction from the fresh dried pod of the vanilla plant
Scent Profile: Rich, warm, sweet and balsamic undertone
Perfumery Note: Base
Widely used as an ingredient in perfumery to instil comfort, euphoria and relaxation. More than just a sweet fragrance, Vanilla possesses several therapeutic properties that can be beneficial for your health.
|Reduce signs of depression and anxiety||Treats digestive disorders|
|Aphrodisiac||Aids wound healing|
|Relaxing, tranquilizing||Regulates menstruation|
Anti-ageing: Rich in antioxidants, Vanilla prevents and reverse skin damage caused by free radicals. It helps to slow down signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
Inhibit bacteria: Vanilla is effective in stopping the spread of dangerous bacteria without risking health. One such bacteria is Staph, which Vanilla has the ability to inhibit its development.
Aphrodisiac: Vanilla can help with impotence, erectile dysfunction, frigidity or loss of libido. It is able to stimulate the secretion of testosterone and estrogen which brings out normal sexual behaviour and promotes sexual arousal.
Reduce fevers: As a febrifuge, it has components which fights infections that may cause fever. It also reduces inflammation from fevers.
– In a nebuliser
– In an oil burner
– In baths or inhalation
Vanilla blends well with essential oils of Orange, Lemon, Neroli, Chamomile, Lavender and Sandalwood.
As an absolute, it is highly advisable to dilute to 5% or less in a carrier oil before application.