Vanilla oleoresin is well known for its warm, inviting scent and is often used in sensual blends. When added to 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.
Due to its chemistry, vanilla oleoresin will not mix completely in carrier oil like a steam distilled essential oil would. 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 pink grapefruit and 1 drop of sandalwood for an exotic "getaway" in your own living room.
Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Solvent extraction
Plant Part: Seed pods
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Vanilla oleoresin has a soft, sweet, rich, full scent.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Pink Grapefruit, Jasmine absolute, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Rose absolute, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Vanilla CO2, Vetiver.
Cautions: None known.