Benefits and uses
The absolute crafted from Vanilla planifolia oleoresin has a warm, sensual, rich, slightly bitter aroma. Whereas oleoresin is water soluble and does not dissolve into oils, absolute is an oil and, therefore, is semi-fat soluble. Additionally, unlike vanilla oleoresin, vanilla absolute is not good for cooking. Absolute, having the consistency of a thick essential oil, is much easier to use than oleoresin, which is thick like molasses and often requires being heated before using. Absolute is easy to pour and blends beautifully with other oils. We love using this vanilla absolute to add a sweet, radiant aroma to our blends. The absolute dissolves about 90% into a blend.
Emotionally and energetically, vanilla encourages and calms. It can help alleviate feelings of anxiousness and help balance the body, mind, and spirit, especially during challenging times. It is uplifting, making it beneficial to use for situational depression, as well. Vanilla is often used to heighten the senses and is popular for increasing libido and spicing things up in the bedroom.