Did you know that the Spanish word for vanilla is vaina, which is simply translated as ‘little pod’. Vanilla is the only fruit-bearing member of the orchid family. The flower that produces the vanilla bean lasts for only one day so growers have to inspect the flowers daily. Pure vanilla is also the second most expensive spice in the world, after saffron. It is also a less known fact that only the mellipona bee, found in central America, can pollinate the vanilla vine. All around the world, humans have taken to pollinating the plant by using a wooden needle.
Escentia Vanilla Essential Oil
R34,00 – R127,50
Most people have experienced the warm, inviting scent of vanilla. To some, the scent of vanilla is an open invitation to pick up a good book, make a warm mug of something special and cuddle up on the couch on a cold winter’s morning. Vanilla can be used as a scent in perfume making, in lotions, soap and face care products, and for it’s relaxing, aphrodisiac effect.
Blends well with: Orange, Lemon, Neroli, Chamomile, Lavender and Sandalwood.