Essential Oil Profile: Vanilla


Latin Name: Vanilla planifolia

Family: Orchidaceae

Plant Part: Fruit (Cured Pod)

Method: CO2, solvent extraction 

Note/Element: Note: Base. Element Earth.

Functional Group: Aldehyde, trace components

Type: Relaxing

Ayurvedic Doshas (Balances): Vata, Pitta

Scent: Sweet, smooth, rich

For Skin Types: None

Cautions: Possible Skin sensitivity. Not during pregnancy.

Physical Uses: Insomnia, natural skin and hair car formulations, balance harmones, reduce inflammation, PMS & cramp relief, lowers blood pressure.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Home sickness, comforting, nurturing, stress, tension, grief, depression

Other Uses: Celebrations, children, to create homey atmosphere, perfumery, aphrodisiac, baking.

Blends Well With: Flower, Peel, Resin, Spice, Root, Wood.


Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 1999-2001.


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