Vanilla beans are the fruits of Vanilla (planifolia) Orchid. The curing of green vanilla beans to obtain the well-appreciated heavenly vanilla aroma is a very laborious and time consuming process. Every vanilla cultivating country has its own curing process. But in general it consists four labor intensive steps; scalding, sunning or sweating, drying and conditioning. The whole process takes more than 8 months.
Given the complex and labor intensive process involved, true Vanilla absolute is highly priced but there are many synthetic substitutes available. True vanilla absolute is sweet, has a rich, balsamic vanilla aroma.
Vanilla absolute is extracted from the dried and cured aromatic vanilla pods a dark brown, thick yet fluid liquid that needs warming up prior to use in aromatherapy blends and natural perfumery.
Our Pure Vanilla absolute is directly from tropical island Sri Lanka, The bourbon variety. Similar to the bourbon beans from Madagascar with a very rich taste and smell. This variety is described as having creamy, rich and sweet with vanillin overtones. Extracted with food grade ethanol.
Ingredients: 100% Pure Vanilla absolute oil
Botanical name: Vanilla planifolia/ Vanilla fragrans
Plant par used: Fruit/beans
Extraction method: Solvent extraction (food grade)
Note: Base to middle
Origin: Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Colour: Dark brown
Consistency: Medium to viscous solid/liquid
Strength of Aroma: Medium (tenacious)
Odor: Deep, Rich, balsamic characteristic of sweet Vanilla odor
Blends Well With: all Citrus oils, Floral oils especially; Rose, Jasmine Grandiflorum, Ylang ylang, Geranium, Frankincense, Sandalwood and Vetiver root
Vanilla absolute oil is highly valued in natural perfumery, as incense, enhancing the fragrance of aromatherapy blends, natural skin care as well as in hair care formulations.
Vanilla is famous as a en excellent fixative and it warms floral blends and . Vanilla is also often used in Creams, Balms, Soaps, Lotions and various cosmetic products.
Vanilla is famous for uplifting the mood and emotions and it is a luscious addition to the world of perfume
Recipe; Romantic natural perfume:
Add 15 drops vanilla, 8 drops sandalwood, 4 drops rose in 20ml of your favourite carrier oil.
* May require gentle heating to liquefy; For ease of use in cold temperatures, gently warm the bottle
GENERAL safety information
* As with all essential oils, dilute prior to use
* Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Protect from heat and light
When working with essential oils remember “less is more”
The information provided in this listing is for educational purposes only. 100% pure Essential Oils can interfere with other prescribed medication or supplements being used