A rich, dark oil, it’s a great mate to spicy scents, jasmine or ylang ylang. Vanilla makes a good base scent for perfuming. A base note in perfumery it's warm, soothing scent, calms emotions, eases tension, and helps with anger.
Vanilla essential oil is actually an oleoresin, a combination of essential oil and resin. Vanilla's oleoresin is extracted by beans' soaking dried and crushered in the ethylic alcohol pure at 99%. After settling and filtration, a total evaporation of alcohol will be done at given temperature, and under pression. This extraction process permit to pick up the eavy compounds such as resins, waxes, gums, fatty compounds but also the olatils and aromatics compounds.
The rich, sweet fragrance is a popular scent, likely because of its association with childhood and ''comfort'' foods, such as ice cream, cookies and cake. Its aroma can, therefore, ease nervous tension, frustration and irritation, promote restful sleep and induce relaxation.
Due to its ability to nourish dry, itchy skin and dull hair, vanilla oil is often added to lotion, bath oil and shampoo. The oil's primary component, vanillin, makes it a relaxing additive in aromatherapy lamps and baths. Its nostalgic scent promotes self-confidence, sensuality and restful dreams.
In addition, its moisturizing property soothes dry, irritated skin.
Avoid in Pregnancy (induces menstruation) and with babies and children.
Useful for imparting a fixative or resinous quality to a hand made incense, for example, as it would help bind ingredients.
Calming, reduces stress; promotes a restful sleep; encourages dreaming; mood uplifting, aphrodisiac.
Essential and resin oils are volatile, fragrant materials extracted from the root, bark, wood, seed, fruit, leaf or flower of a single plant. Essential oils contain the odor, taste and medicinal properties of the plant itself, but in very concentrated form, with no base oil, alcohol, water or dilutants added.
Steam distillation and cold pressing are used to extract the essential oil from the plant.
Starwest Essential Oils are guaranteed to be 100% pure and undiluted. The distillation process occurs either at the site where the plants are grown or at a distillery. Each oil is tested for purity and strength using the gas chromatography method.
Packaged in glass amber bottles to preserve the oils, the 1/3 ounce size has a fitted dropper insert and a tamper-evident, child-proof lid. The larger items are in amber glass or PET gallon containers, depending on the product.
Starwest’s pure essential oils are suitable for use in aromatherapy, cosmetic preparation, healing and body care, potpourris and more.
Essential oils are very potent and should always be used sparingly and in conjunction with a reliable reference.