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Madagascar Vanilla Uses and Benefits


Madagascar Vanilla Oil Product Description

Prized since the time of the ancient Aztecs and often used in perfumes, vanilla is one of the most popular aromas in the world, and one of the most expensive to produce. Now you can enjoy this prized fragrance like never before with Madagascar Vanilla, a rich and luxurious new absolute from doTERRA.

Madagascar Vanilla from doTERRA is an absolute, prediluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil for convenient topical application. This makes it ideal for mixing with personal care products or using as a base for topical fragrances. Wear Madagascar Vanilla oil as a captivating personal fragrance or add a few drops to your favourite bath oil or body lotion and enjoy a warm, inviting aroma during your personal care routine. But you can use it more than topically— Its distinctly sweet, familiar aroma is beloved like few other scents! You’ll be hard-pressed to find an essential oil blend that doesn’t smell even more amazing with just a drop of Madagascar Vanilla. Fill your home with a sweet, comforting aroma by adding Madagascar Vanilla oil to your favourite diffuser blend. With its rich, pleasant scent and timeless versatility, you can’t go wrong by adding Madagascar Vanilla oil to your essential oils collection.

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How do I use Madagascar Vanilla oil?

  1. Bath Soak: After a busy day, add a few drops of Madagascar Vanilla essential oil to a tub of warm water or combine with bath salts to create an aromatically sweet and relaxing environment as you soak.
  2. Personal Fragrance: Apply one to two drops of Madagascar Vanilla oil topically to the skin for a distinctly sweet aroma that can be worn throughout the day or a during a night out.
  3. Personal Care Products: Madagascar Vanilla oil pairs perfectly with your personal care products. Simply blend one or two drops into your favourite shampoo, conditioner, lotions, or creams and enjoy a warm, delightful aroma.
  4. Scented Candle: Add one drop of Madagascar Vanilla oil to any unscented candle and light to create a cozy, warm ambience with a timeless vanilla aroma.
  5. Diffusion: Add two to three drops of Madagascar Vanilla oil to the diffuser of your choice and delight in a sweet, rich, and inviting aroma throughout your home. For a more enhanced aromatic experience, combine Madagascar Vanilla oil with your favourite diffuser blends.

Fun Fact

This beautiful, labour-intensive plant is the most expensive crop after saffron. Because of this, many companies create synthetic vanilla fragrances and flavourings to save both time and money. It’s estimated that most vanilla-flavoured products don’t actually contain any vanilla. Thankfully, that’s not the case with Madagascar Vanilla from doTERRA. Which is made with real, naturally sourced vanilla absolute.

What is Madagascar Vanilla oil?

The Vanilla plant, Vanilla planifolia is a species of orchid, originally native to Mexico and Central America. Though it’s now grown in tropical regions globally, natural pollination can only be done by a specific bee found in Mexico. Outside of Mexico, there’s less than a 1% chance the flower will be pollinated on its own, so farmers in other tropical climates must pollinate each flower by hand when it blooms. However, the vanilla flower typically only blooms one day a year! Its petals are fragile and must be pollinated in the morning, during the cooler hours of the day. If it’s not pollinated during this incredibly short period of time, it wilts, meaning the fruit doesn’t develop and no vanilla beans can be harvested later.

When properly cultivated and pollinated, the climbing vanilla vines can grow up to 23 meters and display delicate yellow-white flowers that produce odourless pods or beans, which contain richly aromatic seeds. Once harvested, the beans then go through an extensive, labour-intensive process to allow them to fully develop their aroma as an absolute. This absolute is combined with Fractionated Coconut Oil to produce the cherished doTERRA Madagascar Vanilla.

How is Madagascar Vanilla Sourced?

Approximately 80% of the real vanilla in the world comes from Madagascar, which has the perfect tropical climate for it to thrive. In Madagascar, thousands of people are employed in our vanilla supply chain. The harvest is a crucial source of employment for rural communities and an integral part of the local economy.

Through Co-Impact Sourcing®, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation® helped fund an exciting social impact project called the Mahadera Agricultural Training Center, which is being implemented in the growing and harvesting areas of Madagascar. This center, built and operated by our partners, offers a three-year training for the children of vanilla farmers, afterward providing access to further education opportunities and a more secure future for themselves and their families.

How is Madagascar Vanilla Absolute Made?

To create pure Madagascar Vanilla absolute, the vanilla pods must first go through a CO2-extraction process that involves grinding the beans into small pieces and placing them in a pressurized extraction vessel. CO2 supercritical fluid separates the components of the vanilla beans, which allows the volatile and non-volatile active compounds to be captured and concentrated. CO2 usually behaves as a gas, so CO2 supercritical fluid is created by holding the CO2 at a temperature and pressure that allows it to behave as a liquid, which makes it an ideal, natural solvent.

In a separator, these chemical compounds are separated from each other, and the CO2 supercritical fluid is converted back into a gas, leaving the vanilla extract clean and free of any solvent residuals. Then, after months of hard work, the last step is using a clean alcohol solvent to remove any residual waxes or other components to create the final product: pure vanilla absolute. This last step also concentrates the natural vanillin, which is what gives vanilla its incredible aroma. CO2 extraction is cleaner than chemical extraction, leaves less residue, and is more sustainable.

What’s the Difference between Vanilla Extract and Vanilla Absolute?

Vanilla absolute isn’t the same as the vanilla extract you might have in your baking supplies. Generally, the vanilla extract you bake with is vanilla bean extractives in an alcohol base. It contains trace levels of minerals and has a thinner consistency than absolute.

What essential oils blend well with Madagascar Vanilla oil?

The rich, sweet aroma of Madagascar Vanilla essential oil pairs well with several of the citrus oils including, Lemon oil, Wild Orange oil, and Bergamot oil. Madagascar Vanilla oil also blends well with Sandalwood oil, Balance® oil, and Lavender oil.

Cautions 

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. For external use only.  


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