15 DIY Vanilla Essential Oil Uses
Here are 15 DIY vanilla essential oil uses to get the best vanilla essential oils benefits for the home and body. Including lip balm, diffuser blends, bath bombs, and more!
No matter what time of year it is, you can pretty much always find me with something vanilla in hand. Whether it’s diffusing the essential oil in a winter blend or beating the summer heat with a vanilla milkshake, both the flavor and scent are a timeless favorite of many from youth to adulthood.
After recently receiving a bottle of vanilla essential oil, I began to wonder about all the uses it could have throughout the house. Blends were an obvious answer, but I couldn’t quell my curiosity with how diverse the applications of vanilla could be. I knew that vanilla had a lot of benefits, and I wanted to see if I could put those features to good use in some DIYs. So I picked up my vanilla oil and went on a very sweet DIY adventure.
Here are 15 vanilla DIYs that you won’t want to miss!
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Is there an essential oil that smells like vanilla? Or Is there such a thing as vanilla essential oil?
While the vanilla plant (Vanilla planifolia) does not directly produce essential oil but rather pure vanilla oleoresin. The pure vanilla oleoresin is then put with fractionated coconut oil and becomes the vanilla essential oil you know today.
Did you know vanilla is an all-natural stress reliever? Well, it is! That calm sensation that washes over your body after a whiff of vanilla is not just your imagination. This is why Young Living’s “Stress Away” can be found in diffuser blends or DIYs that talk about vanilla because vanilla is used to create Stress Away essential oil. So if you can’t get your hands on a bottle of vanilla essential oil, Stress Away makes a great substitute.
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What is vanilla essential oil good for?
Surprising to hear or not, vanilla essential oil has a ton of health benefits and can be used in many DIYs. With a potent aroma, vanilla has been shown to help remedy stress, soothe an anxious mind, help with nausea, and overall boost your mood. It also acts as an antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, and aphrodisiac. Even something as simple as drinking a glass of vanilla milk improves overall mood and relieves stress. (Yum!)
Besides health benefits, there are so many ways you can use vanilla essential oil in your day-to-day life. Scent lip balms, candles, and soaps with ease. Make beautiful blends for an even more blissful diffuser blend to lift your spirits.
With so many remarkable health benefits, we’re only beginning to scratch the surface of all the ways we can use vanilla in natural living.
Can I use vanilla essential oil on my skin?
The answer to that is ABSOLUTELY! As with every oil, always check either online or in a guidebook for safety instructions on how to use an essential oil safely on the skin. Except, unlike lavender, vanilla doesn’t have a direct topical benefit (Meaning don’t use vanilla to aid the skin). Vanilla does blend beautifully though with many essential oils and makes for a great homemade lotion, room spray, soap bar, or candle.
Ready to get to some vanilla DIYs that will blow your mind without blowing the bank? Let’s get to it then!
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15 Genius DIY Vanilla Essential Oil Uses
Are you ready for some new fun and creative ways to use vanilla essential oil in your life? These Vanilla-Licious DIYs and diffuser blends will have you creating in no time with easy-to-follow instructions!
1. Vanilla Essential Oil Lip Balm DIY
Lip balm is without a doubt one of life’s must-haves in the skincare product world. Not only is this DIY vanilla essential oil lip balm easy, but it also leaves your lips feeling soft and nourished! (And who doesn’t love to have sweet kissable lips?)
2. Essential Oil Room Spray
I’ve always had an issue with the fact that most aerosols (even the ones claiming to be natural) always have toxins in them. So I set to it and happily discovered a simple, inexpensive, essential oil room spray recipe! Not only is it customizable, but you can make a spray for pretty much any need.
3. Vanilla Dreams Diffuser Blend
This blend is even more magical than its name! Whether you’re looking to just enjoy a whimsical scent during the day or you need something to help you drift off into sleep, this mix is absolutely enchanting!
4 drops lavender
2 drops vanilla
2 drops cedarwood
4. Essential Oil Foaming Hand Soap
If you like to add your own personal touch to DIYs, then you’ll love this homemade essential oil foaming hand soap! It’s simple to make and can be scented for any room – the kitchen, guest bath, or kids bath, for example.
5. Massage Soap Bars
Earlier I mentioned how the scent of vanilla alone is a natural stress reliever. Now imagine that calming scent but in a massage soap bar. No, it is not too good to be true! This easy-to-make massage soap bar will leave you feeling relaxed and luxurious after every use!
6. Sweet and Sensual Diffuser Blend
Did you know that vanilla is actually a natural aphrodisiac? Well, it’s true! This diffuser blend has a mix of oils that will pair perfectly with a romantic dinner or even reading a steamy romance on the sofa.
5 drops sandalwood
4 drops jasmine
4 drops vanilla
7. Funfetti Soap For Kids
Vanilla is fun for all ages, but if you’re looking for a hands-on DIY you can get your kids in on, this is your project! What kid doesn’t LOVE cake and sprinkles? Now with this bizarrely easy-to-make funfetti soap, you keep them engaged and having fun.
8. Essential Oil Perfume Blends
Believe it or not, vanilla actually makes a wonderful base note for an essential oil perfume blend. This DIY sets you up with 9 amazing perfume blends and gives you all the tools you need to mix your own fragrances. So say goodbye to the iffy store-bought perfume and start making your own with essential oils!
9. Fairy Dust Diffuser Blend
This is the ultimate diffuser blend for kids! Nothing is more mystical to the ears of a little one than the sound of fairy dust. It’s also an excellent opportunity to teach your kids about essential oils.
8 drops jasmine
4 drops lemon
2 drops vanilla
1 drop cedarwood
1 drop sandalwood
10. Wool Dryer Ball Essential Oil Scent Recipe
Wool dryer balls have quickly gained popularity in the last few years with the spread of the truth about dryer sheets. Drop the dryer sheets and toss the dryer balls into your dryer with these creative and amazing wool dryer ball scent recipes.
11. Easy Lemon Meringue Pie Soap
Soap making can be really fun, but did you know it can also be delicious? (Well, in a way) Each soap tart smells exactly like the real thing. This lemon meringue pie soap recipe may fool you with its scent but be careful not to eat it!
12. Rose Garden Diffuser Blend
Ever since I was little, I’ve always loved roses. Their soft petals and magnificent bloom have never failed to amaze me, and while I’ve never been able to get around to starting a rose garden, this diffuser blend smells like the real thing, just minus all the work!
2 drops rose
2 drops jasmine
2 drops vanilla
2 drops lavender
13. DIY Hair Perfume Mist
Hair sprays can be helpful for styling but often have an overpowering chemical scent. Well, be ready to toss hair sprays in the trash because this DIY essential oil hair perfume mist is a head turner!
14. Vanilla Bath Salts
So if vanilla has incredible relaxation properties, then it’s only natural; it would make for great bath salts, right? Whether you’re looking for a gift for a loved one or are practicing self-care, this vanilla bath salt recipe is the sweetest idea!
15. Housewarming Diffuser Blend
There’s nothing quite as warming to the heart as having people over for any occasion. I love enjoying a nice dinner with friends and family. If you’re like me, though, and you’re constantly struggling with picking a diffuser blend for the main room, here’s an impeccable housewarming blend!
5 drops vanilla
4 drops cedarwood
4 drops orange
3 drops lavender
2 drops frankincense
2 drops cinnamon bark
So what are you waiting for? Whether it’s in a blend or a brand new DIY of your own, there’s no time like now to take a little vanilla and be innovative with it!
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