Botanical name: Vanilia planifolia.
Plant part: The green Vanilla capsules or fruit are picked and 'cured' and the immature Vanilla pod or bean is fermented and dried to turn it into a fragrant brown vanilla bean. A resinoid is extracted from the 'cured' vanilla bean by alcohol extraction.
Colour: pale yellow.
Perfumery note: base.
Scent: sweet, warm, balsamic, soft.
Properties: balancing, grounding, uplifting, relaxing, aphrodisiac.
Ingredients (INCI): Vanilia planifolia Fruit Extract.
Blends well with: lavender, frankincense, rose geranium.
- in diffusers (vapour therapy, air freshener)
- in massage oils
- in bath
- as a constituent in a base cream or soap, or in perfumery
100% natural essential oil (Ecocert certification).
|Product type||Essential oils|
|Skin concern||Dry & dehydrated|
|Country of origin||Switzerland|
It is a perennial herbaceous climbing vine that can grow up to 25 m (82 ft) high and is native to Central America and Mexico. In cultivation, the deep trumpet-shaped flowers of the plant must be hand-pollinated, but in Mexico the native humming bird does the work. The green capsules or fruit are picked and 'cured' and the immature Vanilla pod or bean is fermented and dried to turn it into a fragrant brown vanilla bean.