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 as it transports you back in time to Grandma’s kitchen, its sweet scent reminiscent of her luscious cakes and cookies.
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.
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.