Vanilla essential oil is extracted from the vanilla beans. It is one of the popular oil that carries more than 200 compounds. It has sweet, warm, floral fragrance. You will find variety of vanilla essential oil with different some different fragrances.
The point is that there is no real vanilla oil as it cannot be extracted through steam distillation as it can be vanilla extract not oil. It is one of the expensive oil as vanilla extract. Our form of vanilla essential oil is extracted from vanilla beans (vanilla absolute) which is thick in nature. It has antioxidant properties which are marvellous for skin care.
Vanilla essential oil promotes sexual arousal and brings balance between sexual behaviour due to its sedative properties. It acts as a relaxing agent that helps to promote good sleep that is effective in controlling stress, relieving depression. It is effective in improving skin texture making it clean and glowing .It can be used in a diffuser to feel the relaxing aroma around you that provides soothing and calming effect on your mind and body.
HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY VANILLA ESSENTIAL OIL ?
Vanilla essential oil can be applied directly to skin and hair and used without any problem. You can use it for massage purpose, aromatherapy or can be inhaled by using diffusers also. You should apply it at least twice a week.
- You can use it on your skin and massage it properly by adding 5-6 drops of vanilla oil and blend it with carrier oil like coconut oil so that it goes deep into the pores and makes your skin healthy, soft and toned up.
- You can use 6-8 drops of vanilla essential oil at time of taking bath by mixing it with 4-6 drop of any carrier oil such as olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, or any other vegetable oil to feel refreshed.
- You can diffuse it by adding 8-10 drops of vanilla essential oil with little water upon the diffuser to feel the aroma around your surroundings that helps to control stress, anxiety and gives calming effect.