Escentia?s Vanilla Absolute is a soothing, highly concentrated solution with a host of benefits including antioxidants, antimicrobial substances and has a deep balsamic vanilla fragrance, that is also sweet. Vanilla Absolute is also rich in substances eugenol, and vanillin hydroxybenzaldehyde which are known anticarcinogens.
Escentia Vanilla Absolute is not an ?essential oil? in the same way that lavender oil, peppermint oil and thyme oil are because it is not steam-distilled, expeller-pressed or cold-pressed but is extracted with a solvent like alcohol to produce a resinoid. Finally, vanilla absolute is produced from the extraction of the resinoid. This high quality absolute has a rich, balsamic vanilla aroma; it is also sweet. It is a dark brown, solid/liquid that needs warming up before it can be blended for aromatherapy and perfumery use.