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There is a certain coziness to the aroma of Vanilla- Oleoresin essential oil. Think of fresh baked cookies or a rich cream sundae. With an alluringly creamy aroma, Vanilla- Oleoresin essential oil benefits mood and can help stress to gently pass by.
Edens Garden’s Vanilla- Oleoresin 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 at 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.
Our oils are pure and unfiltered, meaning some resin from the vanilla bean and pod may be present after extraction. This does not affect the therapeutic benefits of the oil.
Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia
Method: Solvent Extracted
Plant Part: Bean/ Pod
Blends Well With: Coffee, Cocoa, Peppermint
Aroma: Sweet, rich, and similar to the aroma of Vanilla extract commonly used in baking
Color: Deep Brown
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Not soluble in a carrier oil, but in water up to 5%.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 4 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
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.