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Vanilla Oil

Vanilla Oil

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A rich, 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. Extracted through enfleurage, a technique of extracting aromatic oils that goes back thousands of years.

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Product Details:

  • Vanilla Oil
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Aromatic Summary: rich, sweet, creamy vanilla scent with slight floral notes.
  • Aromatic Strength: Strong
  • Aromatic Note: Base
  • Blends well with other essential oils including sandalwood, vetiver, bergamot, grapefruit, geranium. lavender, ylang ylang and jasmine.
  • Vanilla Oil is extracted via enfleurage from the fruit of the vanilla plant. 
  • Vanilla is a perennial vine with green stems and large white flowers, producing green fruits which are fermented and cured to become the fragrant brown vanilla pods.

Technical Information

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.  

Technical Information:

  • Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia
  • INCI: Vanilla planifolia (Fruit) Oil
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Plant Part: Fruit
  • Extraction Method: Enfleurage
  • Colour: Pale clear to light brown liquid.
  • Soluble in Alcohol and Water

Not suitable for Anhydrous (oil based) products or Candle Making

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Customer Reviews

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Krystelle
Best vanilla product

I have tried many vanilla scents and this one has the best scent and the best behaviour in CP soap though it does accelerate trace. Also smells great in soy candles. Will turn soap dark brown as expected.

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sharpee

I bought this because good reviews. I dont know if they changed the source, but it smells horrible. toxic smell, as if its completely unnatural. You know that weird funky plasticy sharpee marker smell. Just like that. With a hint of vanilla. Even to touch, its clealy not just oil because it does not slowly absorb into skin and has a dry chemical feel to it. Unfortunate.

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Regan
mild

This product behaves well in cold process soap, but is quite a mild scent, and doesn't have the full, rich depth of regular vanilla. Blending it with another scent helps fill in the olfactory blanks. It's still worth using.

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RK Grace
A good natural alternative to the high priced vanilla essential oil

Even with the processing involved, I found the vanilla oil scent is very similar to the EO. It seems to be a good natural-source alternative to vanilla EO that is harder to find and very expensive now due to the vanilla crop shortage.

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lyn nugent
Smells wonderful

Not sure what other reviewer is smelling, but this oil has a delicious vanilla scent to me. Have used it in soap with fine result. Don't know why, but it is a fraction of the price of the competitor's EO. Perhaps this has lower vanillin content? Would be good to list that with the product details, please.