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  • Writer's picturePanacea Lim

Vanilla




Young Living’s Vanilla is not strictly an extract or an absolute, both of which contain mostly alcohol and do not blend well with essential oils. Noticing these flaws in mainstream vanilla extracts and absolutes, the D. Gary Young Research Institute worked to find a vanilla product that would meet our Seed to Seal quality commitment and blend well with our essential oils. 🌸

They searched for more than a year to find the right product, and by using a first-of-its-kind extraction method with the vanilla oleoresin and fractionated coconut oil, they finally found a Vanilla that is not only pure, but also diffuses and blends beautifully with essential oils. 🐶 🌼





  • Vanilla is a member of the orchid family. It grows on a vine in long bean pods. The seeds are used to produce vanilla extract

  • Vanilla oleoresin is not technically an essential oil since it cannot be produced by steam distillation or mechanically extracted from the plant. The solvents are removed from vanilla extract to produce vanilla oleoresin

  • It is the second most expensive spice behind saffron




Vanilla is produced from Vanilla planifolia, an orchid that grows long vanilla bean pods. The process of obtaining Vanilla is extensive, as it can take up to four years for the vine to mature. The vine produces orchid blossoms that last only 24 hours and must be pollinated by hand within 8 to 12 hours for the bean pod to grow. The entire process—growing, pollinating, drying, curing and preparing for export—takes around one year.

• Warm, rich, sweet aroma • Balancing aroma • Calming scent • Conditions and moisturises skin and hair • Blends beautifully with essential oils • Creates a comforting, welcoming atmosphere when diffused • Evokes pleasant memories with its nostalgic aroma when inhaled • Contains the naturally occurring constituents of vanillin and vanillic acid

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