Vanilla essential oil is known around the world for its sweet, flowery and welcoming aroma. This oil has a wide range of uses and is often sought after for its soothing properties.
Vanilla is a popular essential oil for aromatherapy, and has been reported to help users de-stress. Add 4-5 drops of vanilla essential oil to a diffuser to create a relaxing aroma throughout your home.
Plant Part: Fruit
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a medium aroma, Vanilla has a sweet, rich scent.
Blends With: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Sandalwood, and Vetiver.
Vanilla is a perennial climbing vine that can grow up to 25 meters (82 feet) tall. When cultivated its deep trumpet-shaped flowers must be hand-pollinated; in nature, hummingbirds do the work.
The green capsules or fruit are picked, and the immature vanilla pod or bean is fermented and dried to turn it into a fragrant brown vanilla bean.