Vanilla Oleoresin is well known for its warm, inviting scent and is often used in sensual blends. When added to a carrier oil, it can help reduce nervous tension and agitation, and promote relaxation before sleep. Its rich, comforting, familiar aroma makes a wonderful addition to many DIY aromatherapy products.
Due to its chemistry, Vanilla Oleoresin will not mix completely in carrier oil like a steam distilled essential oil would. To blend completely, add Vanilla Oleoresin to an alcohol such as vodka if you wish to obtain a smooth mixture. Add 3 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin and 3 drops of Orange Sweet Essential Oil to 2 teaspoons of vodka and add to your bathtub for a uplifting bath experience.
Vanilla Oleoresin can be added to a carrier oil, but speckles of the Oleoresin will separate from the carrier. This is acceptable if you are making a product like a sugar scrub; some people even like the look of the brown speckles in lip balm, for instance.
Diffuse 2 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin with 2 drops of Grapefruit and 1 drop of Sandalwood for an exotic "getaway" in your own living room.
Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Extraction Method: Solvent extraction
Plant Part: Seed pods
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: A soft, sweet, rich and full scent
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Grapefruit Pink, Jasmine Absolute, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange Sweet, Rose Absolute, Sandalwood Australian, Tangerine, Vanilla CO2, Vetiver.
Cautions: None known.