Vanilla is considered a sweet comforting and relaxing agent that is very effective as an anti-depressant. Proper use also treats anxiety, aggression, anger and other elements with its sweet aroma. The vanilla oil if taken internally also works on correcting menstruation problems.
Instructions for Use
Vanilla essential oil is quite commonly used in pharmaceutical products, as a flavoring agent in food and as fragrance in making perfumes.
History and Additional Information
Vanilla is primarily native to Mexico and some parts of South America. It is now specially cultivated in Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka and some other countries. The component used in aromatherapy is a CO2 extract of vanilla which is considered the most expensive. It’s a perennial evergreen vine that contains dark green leaves, wide stem and white colored flowers. The fruit of the vine is called a pod from which dark colored vanilla beans are procured. The extract and bean is commonly used in ice creams, candies and various desserts. It is also used in perfumes and room fragrances.
- Latin/Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia
- Other Names: Boubon vanilla, Madagascar vanilla, Mexican vanilla
- Family: Orchidaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Pod
- Place of origin: South America, Mexico
- Odor/Fragrance: It has a very sweet balsamic and rich aroma.
- Color: Dark
- Aroma Strength: Mild
- Consistency: Liquid, Mobile
- Note: Top
Blending Suggestions: vanilla oil blends well with many oils such as sandalwood, Peru balsam, coriander oil, cinnamon and vetiver
Safety Precautions for this Essential Oil: Vanilla is the safest essential oil that can be used for skin application as well as ingestion. The extracts and other forms are found not to have any toxicity.
Buy Essential Oil:
Highest Quality: Mountain Rose Herbs
Expect to pay a bit more for a higher quality oil. Always choose the highest quality oil if you plan on using internally or topically.
Best Value per ounce: Plant Therapy
This brand is less expensive per ounce, but still offers a great value.