Vanilla essential oil is prized for its sweet, pleasant and delicious aroma. It is often used in cooking for making cakes, pastries, ice cream, and also in perfumery. Also, the oil is good for the skin, hair and overall health.
Leaves skin healthy
Vanilla essential oil keeps the skin in good condition as it contains a B complex of vitamins, which includes niacin, vitamin B6 and thiamine. It also has antioxidant properties, protecting the skin from environmental pollution.
Application: Prepare a vanilla facial scrub that nourishes the skin. You will need 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 3-4 drops of vanilla essential oil, and some lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients and scrub your face with this mixture. Then wash it off.
It has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties that help reduce gum inflammation and toothache.
Application: To relieve a toothache, simply take a small amount of oil with your finger and apply to the aching tooth and gum. Massage for a few minutes and leave overnight.
Gives silkiness and shine to hair
Vanilla essential oil makes hair silky and shiny and also strengthens hair follicles.
Directions: To make a hair mask, melt a mixture of 1 cup shea butter, 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil and 2 tablespoons of almond oil. After the mixture has melted, add 1 tablespoon of vanilla essential oil. Let the mixture cool and whisk until it becomes whipped cream. Apply to scalp and hair. Keep it on for 1 hour and then wash your hair with shampoo.
The oil acts as an antidepressant. It has a calming effect on the body, helping to cope with anger, anxiety and insomnia.
Application: If you are depressed or stressed, simply inhale the scent of vanilla essential oil. Always keep a small bottle of oil handy if you experience sudden mood swings.