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Vanilla Oleoresin Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Vanilla Oleoresin

  • Latin name: Vanilla planifolia
  • Aroma description: A soft, sweet, rich, and full scent.


Therapeutic benefits

  • Relieves tension and agitation.
  • Promotes relaxation before sleep.
  • Helps calm tummy upset caused by stress.
  • Comforting aroma is perfect to use in body products.


Yes! This IS a KidSafe oil.

Dilution instructions:

Vanilla Oleoresin does not mix completely in a carrier oil. To blend completely, dilute to 1-2% in your favorite body lotion or cream.

Diffusion instructions:

Diffuse alone to enjoy the amazing aroma that is reminiscent of sweet, luscious cakes and cookies. For an exotic “getaway” in your own living room, diffuse 2 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin, 2 drops of Grapefruit Pink, and 1 drop of Sandalwood.

Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Grapefruit Pink, Jasmine Absolute, Cypress, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange Sweet, Rose Absolute, Sandalwood Australian, Tangerine, Vanilla CO2, and Vetiver.

Uplifting Bubble Bath

Add 3 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin and 3 drops of Orange Sweet to 2 tablespoons of bubble bath and add to your bathtub for a wonderfully uplifting bath experience!

Caribbean Sun Lotion 

Plant Therapy Caribbean Sun Lotion DIY

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Add the essential oils to the Olive Lotion and mix well. 

57 thoughts on “Vanilla Oleoresin Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week”

    1. Carol, it’s a pretty simple process. Just drop the Oleoresin into a bottle with the carrier oil; a couple centimeters tall would do the trick. Then you just let it sit and infuse. To use it, take a pipette to suck the carrier oil out (the Oleoresin will sit at the bottom). If you want to learn more, email our awesome aromatherapists at [email protected]

  1. These recipes sound scrumptious! I have always been so soothed and comforter by vanilla. I can’t wait to order some and start DIY-ing! 🙂

  2. I have been keeping an eye on this in my wishlist and now that it’s available it will top my Christnas list.:) Are there any issues with diffusing it since it doesn’t blend as easily as the other oils?

    1. Mandy, you will still be able to diffuse it, you will just want to make sure you are cleaning your diffuser after each use and it can clog the diffuser

  3. Does the olive oil lotion have a natural spf sunscreen protection to it? I normally just use extra virgin coconut oil on my skin when going outside as it has a natural 8-10 spf in it. I’ve used this for years.

    1. Myrtle, this lotion was not formulated specifically with SPF. We advise that you are still using products guaranteed with SPF for sun protection.

  4. Love you his vanilla. These recipes look wonderful. Going to try the grapefruit vailaa sandalwood in my diffuser right now. Thanks

  5. After purchasing this when it was a spotlight, I have been diffusing everyday with lavender! Can’t get enough! Also can’t help but wonder if this can be used in baking?? I have been searching for a non alcoholic baking vanilla!

    1. Nina, that diffuser combination sounds absolutely wonderful! As for baking, our official stance on the ingestion of essential oils is this:
      “All of our Essential Oils are 100% pure free from any chemicals or pesticides and are ingestible. However, we do not recommend the ingestion of any essential oils. They are highly concentrated and have the capacity to cause serious damage if used internally without the necessary expertise required in administering it. This is supported by the International Federation of Aromatherapists.”

  6. I have been thinking about ordering and lo and behold it is the oil of the week. So I ordered and am looking forward to trying it. I love vanilla scented anything and it helps relax too!

  7. I’m so glad this is the Spotlight oil because I’ve been wanting to try it! I’m excited to diffuse it with Sweet Orange this fall!

  8. I’m excited to try this! How would it work in DIY lip balm (mixed with beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil)? Would it blend well enough?

    1. Anna, the Vanilla Oleoresin will only properly blend if diluted with a lotion or cream. If you can find a way to incorporate that into your lip balm, it should work

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