Plant part: Seed pods
Blends well with: Coffee, Cocoa, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Lavender
Aroma: Sweet, rich, and similar to the aroma of Vanilla extract commonly used in baking
Color: Deep Brown
It is hard not to love the sweet and seductive scent of vanilla. If you are one of those that just can’t stand the smell…well then likely you aren’t reading this. Vanilla has a long history of being used for its luscious scent and rich flavor. The warm sweetness provides an amazing layer to soaps, room fresheners, body care products, hair products, perfumes, and just about every delicious baked good under the sun. Apart from its numerous delicious uses, Vanilla Oleoresin essential oil is also helpful at reducing stress and anxiety, easing headaches, and can be a potent aphrodisiac.
Native to Mexico, Vanilla Planifolia is a climbing plant that reaches about 12 feet in height. The plant has clusters of green and yellow flowers that only last one day, and must be pollinated manually if they are to develop into the aromatic brown pods with tiny seeds inside. The seed pods are extracted in a solvent to capture the oil. The result is a thick, deep brown liquid rich in texture and scent.
Uses of Vanilla Oleoresin
Digestive System: Eases dyspepsia/indigestion.
Limbic System: Relieves insomnia.
Nervous System: Eases anxiety, alleviates migraine, reduces stress and tension.
Reproductive System: Cures impotence Lessens frigidity.
In the Home: Can be made into a linen spray.
Therapeutic Properties: aphrodisiac, balsamic, carminative, cephalic, diuretic, stomachic
Recipes With Vanilla Oleoresin
- 5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin oil
- 5 drops of Lavender oil
- 5 drops of Ylang Ylang oil
- 5 drops of Geranium oil
- Add to a diffuser and diffuse as you go to sleep.
- 35 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin oil
- 30 drops of Cinnamon oil
- 30 drops of Jasmine oil
- Distilled water
- Add to a spray bottle, spray the areas as needed.
- 3 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin oil
- 3 drops of Sweet Orange oil
- 2 tablespoons of vodka
- Add to your bathtub for a uplifting bath experience.