Vanilla: 10-Fold Alcohol Extract

Price: $6.46
Vanilla: 10x Oleoresin 4x6

Vanilla planifolia 100% 10-fold oleoresin, alcohol extracted from the fermented bean in Mexico

Aroma: Fermented vanilla beans have a very complex flavour bouquet with more than 250 aroma components.

Photo thanks to Pkhun at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons

Description: Vanilla is a perennial herbaceous climbing vine that can grow up to 25 meters (82 feet) high and takes up to 18 months to produce its first flowers. The small yellow-green orchid blooms for only a few hours before wilting unless it is naturally pollinated by insects - a rare occurrence - or hand-pollinated by workers.

History: The Totonacs of Veracruz, Mexico are credited as its first cultivators of vanilla bean. In the 1400s The Aztecs showed the Spaniards how vanilla could sweeten their chocolate and perfume their cigars, and the long, dark vanilla beans became part of the Spanish empire's rich colonial trade as early as the middle of the sixteenth century.

Common Uses: Vanilla oleoresin is popular for its aphrodisiac properties. It is a comforting, calming oil that promotes love and peace.

Health benefits of Vanilla quoted from "Health Club" online

Studies on vanillin suggest it contains strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties, and even cancer or tumour-fighting abilities. Some other health benefits of vanilla include the following.

Increased libido: Since ancient times, vanilla has been regarded as an aphrodisiac. However, ongoing aromatherapy studies suggest that vanilla may increase sexual desire by boosting testosterone levels in men. A 1970s study also claimed that the majority of its participants believed that vanilla had cured their impotency. While there is no concrete evidence to prove this, experts believe that the aroma of vanilla does induce feelings of pleasure and satiation.
Skin disorders: Antibacterial properties of vanillin help cleanse skin problems such as pimples and acne. Moreover, the antioxidant properties of vanilla help fight the damage caused by free radicals. It may even help slow signs of ageing. The cosmetic industry uses vanilla both for its fragrance as well as anti-ageing properties.
Burns: Traditionally, home remedies to heal burns, cuts, and wounds have used vanilla. However, it is perhaps unsafe to use concentrated vanilla extract or essential oil on recent burns. Topical treatments containing vanilla may prove beneficial; however, talk to your doctor before you try any home remedies or natural treatment for burns.
Coughing: Cough syrups often use vanilla flavouring to mask bitter tastes. Although there is little evidence to prove the effect of vanilla extract on coughing, the mild anesthetic properties may relieve symptoms such as pain from a sore throat or headache.
Toothache: Vanillin found in vanilla falls under the same category of vanilloids that include capsaicin from chilli peppers and eugenols from spices such as cinnamon. Both these active compounds have an effect on the central nervous system. Capsaicin acts as a pain reliever, while eugenols work effectively as topical anesthetics. These mirroring properties in vanilla may help you fight a toothache and infection.

Constituents: Vanillin: 1.47%
p-hydroxybenzaldehyde, p-hydroxy benzyl methyl ether, and traces
of phenols, phenol ether, alcohols, carbonyl compounds, acids, ester, lactones, aliphatic and aromatic carbohydrates and heterocyclic compounds, and two stereoisomeric vitispiranes [2,10,10-trimethyl- 1,6- and methylidene-1-oxaspiro(4,5)dec-7-ene]

Consistency: Thick and viscous, solid at room temperature. The bottle should be placed in a hot water bath in order for the absolute to liquefy.

Colour: Dark brown to black-brown paste.

Note: Middle to base

Strength of Aroma: Medium

Blends well with: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Sandalwood, Tangerine, and Ylang-ylang.

Water: Insoluble with cloudiness
Oil: Partially soluble with sediments
Alcohol: Completely soluble
Glycerine: Completely Soluble

Note: Vanilla 10-Fold is immiscible in water and oil; soluble in ethanol only, it will leave a sediment. This product contains vanillin, an organic aldehyde that will affect the colour in soaps and body-care products. Not suitable for candle use. Avoid very high concentrations in skin-care products. It is recommended that this oil be stored in dark amber, blue or green glass bottles as it has been found to dissolve aluminum bottles.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with the eyes should be avoided.

Cautions: It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance - particularly the rare and exotic notes - becomes lost. Not suitable for candles.