Vanilla Essential Oil
- Botany: Technically Vanilla is not an essential oil and is often produced via CO2 extraction or as an oleoresin. Vanilla is a climbing plant that has green and yellow flowers that grow into aromatic brown pods with tiny seeds. It is part of the Orchidaceae botanical family.
- Scent Profile: Base note that has a calming, lush aroma.
- High in antioxidants have anti-aging skin benefits that soothe wrinkles, heal damaged skin, and reduce inflammation.
- helps to regulate menstrual cycles.
- Calming, lush aroma melts away stress and evokes a sensual experience.
- Used as an aphrodisiac.
- Pregnancy: helps with skin support, sleep, and relaxation
- Blends well with: Benzoin, Bergamot, Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Opopanax, Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rhododendron, Rose, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Tangerine, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang.
- No known issues
Products Using Vanilla Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.