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Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia)

What is Vanilla?

Vanilla is indigenous to Central America and Mexico, but has been widely grown in the subtropics of Asia, Northern Europe, and Canada. Madagascar is the largest producer of vanilla in the world. Apart from its widespread use as a flavoring agent in certain organic foods, beverages and pharmaceutical industries as well as in culinary endeavors, the essential oil of vanilla has found extensive use in the world of medicine as well.

Vanilla oil is extracted through a resinoid from the vanilla bean by carbon dioxide solvent extraction. It is used in aromatherapy for its calming, comforting and balancing effects.

Vanilla Oil

Aroma

Deep, rich sweet balsamic

Plant Properties

antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-carcinogenic, febrifuge, antidepressant, sedative, tranquilizing, and generally relaxing substance.

Benefits

Neutralize the effects of free radicals and other oxidants, and it repairs damages due to oxidation, while enhancing the libido and promoting sexual arousal. Furthermore, it inhibits the growth of cancerous cells, reduces fever, fights depression and uplifts mood, soothes inflammation and reduces nervous disorders, promotes sleep, and reduces the stress and anxiety through its soothing qualities.

Blends with:

Cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, ginger, lavender, lemon, jasmine, jojoba, neroli, nutmeg, orange, patchouli, peppermint, sandalwood, spearmint and tea tree oils