Vanilla Essence Oil
The Purple People Market Place Vanilla essence oil is uncut, alcohol free, long lasting; purely some of the best fragrance available. This high grade oil is excellent for use in aromatherapy oil diffusers; formulating cosmetic products; freshen potpourri; massage oils; bath oil… and of course, as a perfume body oil – to smell just truly wonderful.
Energetics: pleasant, balancing
Aromatherapy benefits: love, physical energy
History and legend: Vanilla comes from orchids of the genus Vanilla. It is the fruit of the planifolia (fragrans) orchid or the tahitensis orchid, the only two of 35,000 species of orchids that bears edible fruit. While the major species of vanilla orchids are now grown around the world, they originally came from Mesoamerica, including parts of modern day Mexico and Guatemala. The Totonac Indians are reported to be the first to cultivate vanilla. The vanilla orchid’s flowers open briefly only part of one day during a month-long flowering and require hand pollinating to produce fruit.