(Last Updated on : 03/03/2012)
Vanilla is commonly available as an oleoresin and occasionally as an essential oil or absolute. It is a perennial herbaceous climbing vine that can grow up to 25 meters (82 feet) high and is native to Central America and Mexico. Extraction by ethyl alcohol (grain) is necessary if it is to be used internally. Vanilla is mixable in essential oils for blending purposes. The odor is a relaxant for stress, anger, and tension, and it can be added to a blend for aphrodisiac effect for tense lovers. Vanilla is a warm and moisturizing oil that acts as tonic calms, relaxes, softens anger, frustration and irritability and it is also a mild stimulant for menstruation. This oil mixes well with the following oils: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Spice Oils, Bergamot
Uses of Vanilla Oil
Vanilla oil is used as a flavoring agent in pharmaceutical products.
It`s used in food and in tobacco.
It is also an ingredient in some oriental type perfumes.
Stimulates sexual arousal.