Vanilla Bean Extract has such a beautiful scent. It smells so warm, sweet and rich that the aroma has been shown to elevate mood and generate soothing feelings of a calm well-being.
Captivated by how enchanting this magical fragrance is Vanilla is one of the most loved ingredients in the history of witchcraft.
In old spell books, vanilla is always one of the main ingredients in spells of love, sensuality, seduction, peace, dreams, luck and good business.
It is an extremely popular ingredient in many different culinary preparations around the world, and with the scent of vanilla being so pleasant and unmistakable to most people it’s easy to understand why.
This flavouring is derived from the orchids of the Vanilla genus, which bears fruits that are shaped like pods.
These pods can range in size from 5cm – 22cm in length, the larger the pod, the higher the quality.
The pods must be hand harvested at precisely the right time to ensure that the seed pods don’t pop and that they have properly ripened.
Harvesting the pods is a very labour intensive and time consuming process and there is a high global demand for vanilla in many different forms, from food preparation to natural healing.
The extract, powder, whole pods, and vanilla sugar are the most common forms that you will find vanilla in with these added to countless holistic medicine remedies.
Not only is eating vanilla good for your system, due to the wealth of nutrients, unique organic compounds, and antioxidants that the pods contain, but it can also be made into topical preparations.
Vanilla has anti-inflammatory properties, which help to soothe and calm irritated skin, also anti-bacterial properties that reduce skin infections and increase the speed of wound healing.
Vanilla Bean Extract contains Vanillin, a polyphenol with powerful anti-oxidant properties which help to protect against free radical damage and the effects of environmental stresses also repairing the negative impact,
Which means they make important changes at a cellular level in everything from mucosal healing to cancer battling to skin rejuvenation.
Vanilla Bean also contains B vitamins, including niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid. All of which help to maintain our health in various ways.
Essential oils with antibacterial benefits are extremely useful.
In today’s age of chemical synthetics and overuse, we find ourselves with more harm than benefit when using commercial antibacterial products.
To stop the spread of dangerous bacteria without risking our health is invaluable.
Researchers evaluated the efficacy of Vanilla Oil for inhibiting certain bacteria.
For the bacteria in question – a strain of Staph. – vanilla was able to inhibit its development.
As an antidepressant, essential oils are often used for their uplifting abilities, simple applications and quick results
The advantage of smelling the oils is that the molecules stimulate the olfactory centre of the brain, and this is right next to the limbic centre, the part which controls the emotions.
Simply inhaling vanilla fragrance can rapidly alter our energy levels and stimulate a more positive mindset.
Vanilla has been and will remain one of the most trusted remedies in alternative medicine, as well a popular flavor for our palate.
The many benefits of Vanilla make consuming, inhaling and wearing on a regular basis a smart choice.