Vanilla extract – Vanillin

Aadrea Vanilla oil (used here to mean the vanillin extract and oleoresin) is a premium extract derived from the vines, pods, and seeds of Vanilla planifolia, a plant belonging to the group of Orchidaceae, and the oil is obtained through the process of supercritical carbon extraction. The main component of the vanilla aroma is vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-ethoxybenzaldehyde).

Vanilla oil is a light brown to deep brown thick liquid. Its scent is creamy and sweet. The major chemical constituents of the natural product are vanillin, hydroxybenzaldehyde, acetic acid, isobutyric acid, caproic acid, eugenol, and furfural, and others.

How to Use

Flavorants for meals: Vanilla extract can also be used in cooking and baking, and can be added to desserts, sauces, and dressings to add a subtle sweetness and a rich, creamy flavor. It can also be used to flavor drinks, such as coffee and tea. In all instances, food grade quality oil (pure, organic, natural) is recommended.

Aromatherapy: Vanilla extract is used in aromatherapy, help people relax and reduce stress, to inspire romance, to boost your mood or just to enjoy its warm, pleasant fragrance. It can be used singly in diffuser, by adding some 5-10 drops for every 100mls of clean water in a diffuser. It can also be used in blends / oil combinations to maximise the aromatherapeutic benefits.

Massage and Spa: Vanilla extract is used in aromatherapy massage, to help people relax and reduce stress. Dilute 3-5 drops of essential oil in 10 ml of carrier oil.

Stimulates Hair Growth: Vanilla oil may combat certain types of hair loss, including male pattern baldness and patchy hair loss (alopecia). Vanilla oil mixed with a carrier oil, rubbed into their scalp twice daily for at least six months, has benefitted some users achieve the same increase in hair thickness as those who used minoxidil (Rogaine), a common hair regrowth remedy.

Inhalation: The oil is beneficial when inhaled directly. Add 2-3 drops in handkerchief, or cotton ball, place over nose and inhale. You may also place 5 drops in 200 ml of steamed water and inhale for 3-5 minutes.

Fragrances, Mists and Body Rubs: It is important to always dilute it with a carrier oil, like coconut or jojoba oil, before applying it to the skin. The oil blend can be sprayed onto beddings or placed into a roller bottle and applied to the wrists, inner elbows, neck or anywhere else you would normally apply perfume. Furthermore, as an air cleanser, Vanilla oil is beneficial in perfumes and odorizers.


Hair quality improvement: Vanilla essential oil is known to have hair-strengthening and -nourishing properties. To use it, mix a few drops of the oil with a carrier oil, like coconut oil or olive oil, and massage it into the scalp. Allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off. Regular use of this blend can help improve hair texture and reduce hair loss.

Cosmetic use: Vanilla oil is beneficial to improve acne and acne scars, treating skin burns, skin-ageing and supporting a great texture to your skin. Blend a few drops of with a light oil like argan oil to make a lightweight face oil for daily use. Every night, massage this into your cleansed skin to heal and rejuvenate your skin. Regular use will make your skin smooth, supple, and luminous.

Before Use:

Vanilla is usually safe when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in foods. However, there could be instances of irritation and swelling (inflammation) when skin contact occurs. It might also cause headache and sleep problems (insomnia) when exposure to vanilla oil is excessive.

Pregnant and nursing women, hypertensive and persons using prescription medications are particularly cautioned to avoid using the essential oil without medical guidance.

Side effects and management in event of misuse/ingestion:

Ingesting concentrated Vanilla oil can give rise to a range of health risks, including upset digestion, kidney damage, bleeding of the uterus, and even skin issues like sun sensitivity and increased redness.

Shelf-life Information

Our essential oils have been made using an ideal and chemical neutral /free process of either steam distillation, cold press and supercritical extraction. The purity of the oils has been ensured by keeping the amount of hydration/water content and other elements at the lowest level. With this in mind, we are confident that the product will remain effective if you store it in its primary bottle/container, away from direct sunlight, excessive heat and minimize the periods the bottle is opened (during which the oil potentially gets exposed to oxygen).

Your essential oil should remain viable (with the full optimal potential to deliver the intended benefit) for an average of 36 months (3 years)*** from the date of its manufacture.

***Click here – to refer to Our Safety and Precautions page for more detailed information on essential oils and carrier oils safety and shelf life.