Vanilla Essential Oil | Uses and Recipes
LINEN SPRAY: Add to a 4 ounce spray bottle: 5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin, 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas), 5 drops of Blood Orange and 5 drops of Sandalwood, along with 2 ounces of Lavender hydrosol and 2 ounces of Ylang Ylang hydrosol. Shake well before misting over sheets and bedding to encourage a restful night’s sleep.
BODY LOTION: Add to a 4 ounce bottle with lotion pump: 15 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin, 10 drops of Peru Balsam, 10 drops of Tangerine and 5 drops of Patchouli; fill with unscented body lotion and shake to mix. Use as desired, after bath or shower. (2% dilution)
DRYER BALLS: Add 3-5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin to a wool dryer ball or reusable dryer sheet to add a hint of aroma to your clothes.
CALM: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin, 5 drops of Buddha Wood and 5 drops of Blood Orange. Or add of this blend to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to encourage relaxation.
RELEASE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 7 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin, 3 drops of Jasmine and 5 drops of Sweet Orange. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Car Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
BODY MIST: To a 4 ounce spray bottle add 20 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin, 10 drops of Neroli, 5 drops of Sandalwood, 5 drops of Orange and Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer’s recommended amount), then fill with witch hazel, distilled water or hydrosol. Shake well before spritzing on skin as desired. Refrigerate for an approximate shelf life of 2 weeks. (2% dilution)
MEDITATION BLEND: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin, 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) and 5 drops of Rose. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Scent Ball aroma diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes to create a calming space.
Essential oil brands we use and love
- EDEN’S GARDEN: the best smelling blends/syneriges
- HOHM: great blends, aesthetic bottles, well made diffusers
- JADE BLOOM: lots of essential oil education
- MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS: rustic organic brand with lots of other good products like teas etc
- PLANT THERAPY: great prices and blends/kits for families
- REVIVE: amazing prices, dupes for the popular brands
- ROCKY MOUNTAIN OILS: DIY/usage videos on their socials
- SIMPLY EARTH: the one for DIY lovers & sub box lovers
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