There is a certain coziness to the aroma of Oleoresin Vanilla. Think of fresh baked cookies or a rich cream sundae. Oleoresin Vanilla’s alluringly creamy aroma can help you allow stress to gently pass by.
Edens Garden’s Oleoresin Vanilla is 10 fold Oleoresin and is not technically an essential oil. We decided to offer Vanilla because its lush and incredibly recognizable aroma can almost immediately melt away worry. Throughout history, Vanilla has been used in lotions, soaps, body and hair care products, incense, baked goods, and ice cream. Most perfumes that delight the senses have a least a few drops of Vanilla.
Native to Mexico and Central America, the climbing plant reaches about 12 feet in height and has clusters of green and yellow flowers that develop into aromatic brown pods with tiny seeds inside. The seed pods are put through a solvent extraction method to capture the oil. Here’s a fun fact: The Melipone bee, which is only found in Mexico, pollinates the Vanilla flower. In 1836, Charles Moran began hand pollinating the flowers so that Vanilla could be cultivated throughout the world.
**Euro droppers are not included with 4 oz bottles**
LINEN SPRAY: Add to a 4 ounce spray bottle: 5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin, 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas), 5 drops of Blood Orange and 5 drops of Sandalwood, along with 2 ounces of Lavender hydrosol and 2 ounces of Ylang Ylang hydrosol. Shake well before misting over sheets and bedding to encourage a restful night’s sleep.
BODY LOTION: Add to a 4 ounce bottle with lotion pump: 15 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin, 10 drops of Peru Balsam, 10 drops of Tangerine and 5 drops of Patchouli; fill with unscented body lotion and shake to mix. Use as desired, after bath or shower. (2% dilution)
DRYER BALLS: Add 3-5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin to a wool dryer ball or reusable dryer sheet to add a hint of aroma to your clothes.
CALM: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin, 5 drops of Buddha Wood and 5 drops of Blood Orange. Or add of this blend to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to encourage relaxation.
RELEASE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 7 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin, 3 drops of Jasmine and 5 drops of Sweet Orange. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Car Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
BODY MIST: To a 4 ounce spray bottle add 20 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin, 10 drops of Neroli, 5 drops of Sandalwood, 5 drops of Orange and Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer's recommended amount), then fill with witch hazel, distilled water or hydrosol. Shake well before spritzing on skin as desired. Refrigerate for an approximate shelf life of 2 weeks. (2% dilution)
MEDITATION BLEND: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin, 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) and 5 drops of Rose. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Scent Ball aroma diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes to create a calming space.
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*Our Vanilla Oleoresin is water soluble. It will not dissolve in fixed oils and also does not completely dissolve in alcohol. We recommend using it up to 5% in your at-home projects. The strength of Vanilla Oleoresin’s scent requires only small amounts to produce a noticeable addition to blends and products.