Vanilla CO2 is carbon dioxide extract of the fruit (beans) of the Vanilla planifolia climbing vine, from Madagascar. Carbon dioxide extraction is one of the most desirable methods of extraction, for precious materials, because it results in a fragrance that is the closest, possible, to the actual plant material so, this Vanilla CO2, smells like the pods, themselves, which is the most beautiful Vanilla scent we have discovered. It's very true, and because it's a CO2 extraction, rather than a traditional absolute, Vanilla CO2 has no residual solvent to muddle the fragrance. What you get is pure, smooth, warm, heavenly, Vanilla.
Therapeutic Use: Vanilla is all about fragrance. It does evoke warm memories, and has a calming effect, whenever it's encountered, even relieving grief and depression but, it is generally used for it's exotic fragrance. In Aromatherapy it is used in many products, usually to round out and soften the fragrance, where it has a definite aphrodisiac quality, favored by men and women, alike. Vanilla CO2 is a great choice for calming, soothing, product lines, as well as romantic / aphrodisiac blends.
Fragrance Impact: Vanilla CO2 is like nothing else. The fragrance is smooth, sweet, and exotic. When compared to the absolutes, or solvent extracted oils, it's a winner, hands down, due to the purity of fragrance. Our Vanilla CO2 is a total extraction which contains 26% vanillin, the component that gives vanilla oil it's scent, and is much more powerful than a oleoresin, or absolute but, the biggest value comes from the purity of fragrance, which is only Vanilla, with no residual solvent, or alcohol, notes. Vanilla CO2 blends beautifully with almost any other oils, but is especially nice with the citrus oils, and dry floral notes. Vanilla CO2 is a must have for your food like blends, especially any sweet, fruity, blends.
||Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Oil
||Base / Middle Bridge Note
||Light Yellow / Slightly-Viscous to Viscous Liquid
Skin Care: All but Sensitive
Psychological: Calming, Anti-Anxiety, Anti-Depressant
Skin Care: 0.01 - 0.5%
Body / Hair Care: 0.1 - 1.0%
Spot Treatment: Up to 4.0%
NOTE: This Vanilla CO2 is slightly thick at room temperature and will be hard to dispense out of the dropper cap. For best results, put it in your pocket for a few minutes to soften it, for easier dispensing or, put it in a warm water bath to liquefy it. This oil does not contain a solvent and may appear to be 1/3 to 1/2 solid as is common for solvent free CO2 extracted oils.