Essential Oil Profile
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
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES / HEALTH BENEFITS
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|
VANILLA IN SKIN CARE
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.
How to use for face care
Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
How to use for body care
Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption.
VANILLA IN HEALTH CARE
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.
HOW TO USE
– In a nebuliser
– In an oil burner
– In baths or inhalation
BLENDS WELL WITH
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.