A soft, sweet, creamy vanilla scent with slight floral notes that blend well with sandalwood, vetiver, bergamot, grapefruit, geranium. lavender, ylang ylang and jasmine. Frequently used in aromatherapy, body care products, hair care, and cold process and melt and pour soap making.
Latin: Vanilla planifolia
Not suitable for Anhydrous (oil based) products or Candle Making
Enfleurage is a technique of extracting aromatic oils that goes back thousands of years. It works on the simple principle that fats dissolve essential oils and thereby absorb their aromas. The vanilla bean is soaked in purified fats to absorb the aromatic oils and then soaked in alcohol. The aromatic oils migrate to the alcohol, which is then separated from the fat, and then the alcohol is evaporated leaving only the aromatic oil.