|Botanical Name||Vanilla planifolia|
|Common Name||Vanilla Planifolia.|
|Country of Origin||Madagascar, Mexico, Central America, Indonesia, Tahiti|
|Solubility||Soluble in alchohols, oils and in water|
|Optical Rotation||Not Applicable|
|Refrective Index||Not Applicable|
|Bland With||Bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, orange, sandalwood, tangerine and vetiver.|
|Flash Point||70 °F|
|Extraction Method||Solvent extracted|
The Vanilla Essential Oil that we offer is derived from the perennial herbaceous climbing vine that is a native to Central America and Mexico. Famous because of its aphrodisiac properties, this oil has a distinctive sensual fragrance.
Caxixanath - mysterious flower' is the Maya name for the sacred Vanilla vine. Vanilla is a climbing orchid species, native to the rainforests of Central America. It drapes itself around its host tree in a hugging embrace. The flowers, which only remain open for 24 hours, are fertilized by a tiny species of hummingbird and by the stingless Mexican bee. The ensuing pod is not actually fragrant until it is fermented, which can take up to six months after they are picked. The Mayas have always regarded the rich, sensuously alluring aroma as an aphrodisiac and used it as a stimulating perfume. When the Spaniards 'discovered' Vanilla they quickly caught on to its use and when they brought it back to the Old World, they touted it as a highly potent aphrodisiac. It also became popular as a spice, but the high cost made it a luxury item for chefs, which it still is today. Modern technology has made it possible to synthesize Vanilla artificially, but neither the scent, nor flavour or effect are quite the same as those of the real thing.
Color : Deep Brown with a rich, sweet, vanilla-like odor,
Aroma : Vanilla is one of the most well known scents. The oil has a rich, sweet, vanilla odor.
Vanillin, eugenol, caproic acid, vanillic acid, p-hydroxy-benzaldehyde.
The vanilla essential oil is very much popular in the perfumery industry for its enthralling fragrance. It is also quite a well known aphrodisiac known to man.