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Vanilla (extract)

Vanilla (extract)

Vanilla fragrans

Botanical Properties

Originally a creeper plant in tropical forests, the vanilla plant is a member of the Orchidaceae family. The creeper plant can climb over 10m up a supporting structure. Its orchid-shaped flowers come in shades of yellow, white or sometimes even green. Its flowers must be pollinated, either naturally or manually, before the precious, coveted black 'vanilla pods' appear.

Origin and history

Originating from the humid forests of Central America, vanilla was brought over to Europe by the conquistadors. Nowadays, vanilla farming has spread to Madagascar, the Caribbean, Indonesia and Reunion Island (Bourbon Vanilla). Referred to as 'black flower' by the Aztecs, vanilla was once used to flavour cocoa-based drinks, which were reserved for warriors and the nobility. Vanilla's scent acts as a pheromone and reminds many people of memories and their childhood. By virtue of its sensual and sweet taste, it is used as an ingredient in many popular desserts.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: viscous
Colour: dark
Odour: warm, sweet, balsamic

Distilled parts: Pods

Country of origin: Madagascar


Main biochemical components:
Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Vanilla does not contain allergens.
Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.



Vanilla (extract) Essential Oil is: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, comforting, aphrodisiac.


Vanilla (extract) essential oil dispels anguish and its comforting scent promotes restful sleep and serenity. It is a natural antidepressant. It is also an effective treatment for anxiety attacks, and acts as an aphrodisiac to overcome frigidity. Thanks to its hydrating and regenerating properties, it is often used in cosmetics as an ingredient of creams and scented balms.
You can also use it to add a delicious vanilla flavour to your desserts.



Please consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.
Oral administration: 1 drop of organic vanilla (extract) essential oil, 3 times a day, with a little honey and syrup, or on a lozenge to dispel anguish and gain confidence.
On the skin: Mix 10 drops of vanilla (extract) essential oil + 20ml of vegetable for a sensual massage. Or add one drop of vanilla to your day cream for a pleasant scent and to nourish your skin.
By diffusion: When diffused in the atmosphere, vanilla (extract) essential oil will fill your home's interior with a fragrant scent and positively influence the mind with its comforting and reassuring effect.


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.   


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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