Vanilla Absolute Oil
Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia
Common Method Of Extraction: Solvent extracted (Ethyl alcohol)
Parts Used: Bean or pod
Note Classification: Base
Aroma: Rich, sweet, balsamic, vanilla-like
Largest Producing Countries: Madagascar, Mexico, and USA
Traditional Use: Mainly used in the fragrance industry.
Benefits: Not recommended for aromatherapy. Vanilla is used as a base note or fixative in perfumery. The oil is viscous and may need to be warmed to aid pourability.
Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, frankincense, jasmine, lemon, mandarin, opopanax, orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang
Of Interest: The fold of an oil is the concentration of the distillation. The higher the fold, the stronger the oil is going to be. In the case of vanilla you may not notice a large difference in aroma of a 20 fold verses a 30 fold, but there will be a difference in the viscosity of the oil. A higher fold usually results in a thicker oil.
Safety Data: Not for internal use.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).