Vanilla Essential Oil Blends With Easy-To-Use Vanilla Recipes
We’ve got vanilla essential oil blends for room sprays, roller blends, and diffuser recipes. Discover what blends with vanilla and printable blending charts full of easy-to-use vanilla recipes.
Vanilla is a widely recognized and comforting scent, often reminding us of freshly baked cookies from the oven. It’s no surprise vanilla is known for promoting feelings of happiness and lifting our moods.
Vanilla originated in South America and was initially harvested by the Totonacs in Mexico. It was later brought to Europe and the United Kingdom, where it became a popular favorite of Queen Elizabeth I.
Did you know it’s the second most expensive spice in the world after saffron? Or that vanilla is derived from the seed pods of the vanilla orchid? I had no idea it was so lofty and a member of the orchid family. Maybe the fact that it comes from a flower explains why it is often described as sweet, floral, and slightly creamy.
Today, most vanilla comes from Madagascar and is a widely used flavoring in many households. But, recent technology has allowed us to create vanilla essential oil. And I couldn’t be more pleased.
I dived right in and started finding unique vanilla essential oil uses. Now, I am ready to share vanilla essential oil blends for room sprays, roller blends, and diffuser recipes with you. Discover what blends with vanilla and printable blending charts to help you enjoy this sweet oil, too.
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What Blends With Vanilla?
What blends well with vanilla essential oil’s warm, rich, comforting aroma with sweet top notes? It resides in the two aroma categories of a blending wheel: exotic and spice. What’s a blending wheel? Similar to a color wheel, an essential oil blending wheel helps us understand the relationships between different aromas and how our brain processes them.
It answers the question of what essential oils smell good together. Choose oils that sit together or next to each other to create appealing essential oil blends on the blending wheel.
So, if you were wondering, do eucalyptus and vanilla go together, or are lavender and vanilla a good combination? The answer is yes to both! Because vanilla blends best with oils found in the same categories as well as woodland, floral, and resins that it sets beside. I find its use in the culinary world also allows it to please our senses with citrus oils.
Here’s a list of a wide variety of essential oils vanilla blends well with:
- Ylang Ylang
- Roman Chamomile
- Blue Spruce
Save this list to reference when you are blending vanilla oil. And get started now with easy-to-use vanilla essential oil blend recipes.
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Vanilla Essential Oil Blends
To help you discover what blends well with vanilla essential oil, I put together several blend recipes into three categories for use: roller blends, diffuser recipes, and roller blends. You’ll find a printable chart for each section with easy-to-use vanilla recipes.
It’s good to remember that the best blend for you may depend on your preference and the oil’s intended use.
Vanilla Roller Blends:
Roller blends were the second way I learned to use essential oils after diffusing. They are really fun to create, and I’m constantly finding new pretty roller bottles! I recommend starting with basics: a carrier oil and a 10ml roller bottle are all you need.
I share all the details on making essential oil roller bottle recipes from start to finish here. For each roller blend recipe, fill a 10 ml roller bottle with the blend and top it with a carrier oil, like sweet almond oil.
Desert Rose Roller Blend
This desert rose roller blend recipe is sweet and floral with hints of spice. Wear it as a perfume or apply it in the evening for comforting aromatherapy.
7 drops sandalwood
5 drops rose
7 drops vanilla
Whiskey & Lime Roller Blend
I converted this roller blend from my clove blend recipes because it makes such an excellent roll-on perfume that doubles as a mood booster!
9 drops clove
6 drops lime
6 drops vanilla
Zing Roller Blend
This roller blend is perfect for an on-the-go boost of energy without caffeine. It is created with zingy tangerine and grapefruit with a creamy splash of vanilla.
7 drops tangerine
5 drops grapefruit
8 drops vanilla
Print this vanilla essential oil roller blend chart from the Oily Chic Library. If you’re not a member, join now for instant access! (Did I mention it’s totally free?)
Diffuse Vanilla Essential Oil Blends
Are you new to diffusing essential oils? You’ll be delighted to know it’s very simple. All you need is a diffuser, a bit of water, and a few drops of essential oil to infuse your kitchen, family room, or bedroom with vanilla essential oil blends!
Take a look at my favorite essential oil diffusers:
Once you start using a diffuser regularly, you’ll need to keep it clean to get the most out of it, so don’t miss my tips on how to clean a diffuser. And if you like to nerd out on things like this, I explain the five methods for diffusing essential oils here.
Do you have a space that doesn’t have an outlet for an electric diffuser? Another option is to make a DIY reed diffuser to use these essential oil blends.
Vanilla Diffuser Blends
Dreamsicle Diffuser Blend
This diffuser recipe is sweet, creamy, and tangy just like a dreamsicle! Pop in the diffuser to enliven the space!
4 drops vanilla
3 drops orange
2 drops tangerine
Lavender Latte Diffuser Blend
Infuse your day with a decadent lavender latte diffuser blend. It smells just as good as this coffee house favorite.
5 drops vanilla
3 drops lavender
Daisy Diffuser Blend
This daisy diffuser blend is happy as sunshine with sweet notes of vanilla, floral chamomile, bright lemon, and golden sandalwood.
3 drops vanilla
2 drops chamomile
2 drops lemon
1 drop sandalwood
Golden Glow Diffuser Blend
Your day will be glowingly beautiful with this vanilla essential oil blend pillowing from the diffuser.
1 drop cypress
3 drops bergamot
4 drops vanilla
Where’s The Best Place To Put A Diffuser?
I understand finding a good space for a diffuser can be challenging. I’ve learned that it’s not really about decor; it’s about choosing the best place to reap the aromatherapy benefits of a diffuser. So choose a space your family frequents or where you need it most.
These are some of the best places to put a diffuser:
- Kitchen Island
- Bedroom Night Stand
- Entry Way Table
- Bathroom Vanity
- Homework Space
- Portable Diffuser In The Car
- Living Room Sofa Table
- Corner Desk
Once you’ve found the perfect location for an essential oil diffuser, print this vanilla essential oil blends chart for diffusing and store the essential oils you will use there.
Vanilla Linen and Room Sprays:
Essential oil room sprays are fun to assemble, making an ideal homemade gift for any occasion. In fact, making your own essential oil room spray truly couldn’t be easier when you’ve got your room spray base recipe covered. It’s just a four-step process from there!
Check out the Oily Chic Look Book for many spray bottle options you’ll love!
Twinkle Lights Room Spray Blend
Do you have trouble winding down in the evening? Give this Twinkle Lights room spray a mist over your bed sheets or pillow before bed.
10 drops vanilla
5 drops cedarwood
7 drops ylang ylang
5 drops spearmint
Refresh & Reset Room Spray Blend
Using eucalyptus, sage, and vanilla is a great way to refresh your home and reset your week. Eucalyptus is known for its fresh and invigorating scent, sage is believed to have cleansing properties, and vanilla adds a warm and comforting aroma. Put these benefits together into a homemade room spray.
10 drops eucalyptus
5 drops sage
10 drops vanilla
Marshmallow Pumpkin Room Spray Blend
Originally published in my essential oil blends for soap, this recipe is just a great in a room spray. Use in the kitchen or family room for a comforting refresher.
8 drops cinnamon
4 drops nutmeg
10 drops vanilla
3 drops bergamot
These printable vanilla blends for DIY room sprays from the Oily Chic Library are the perfect addition to your home.
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