Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Vanilla Essential Oil

Vanilla Essential Oil

Vanilla planifolia

Vanilla essential oil has a rich, sweet, vanilla-like odour. It is medium in consistency and is orange-brown in colour.

It originated in America.

Extraction Method:
Vanilla essential oil is extracted by solvent extraction.

Chemical composition:
Vanillin and many traces of other compounds such as eugenol, caproic acid etc.

Therapeutic properties:


  1. Vanilla essential oil is used as a flavouring agent in pharmaceutical products.
  2. It is also an ingredient in some oriental type perfumes.
  3. Vanilla essential oil is considered comforting and relaxing.


  • Avoid high concentration in pregnancy.
  • Avoid very high concentrations in skin care.

Blends well with:

Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Sandalwood, Tangerine, and Vetiver.