Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Vanilla, worth its weight in gold

Vanilla extract is a commonly used cooking ingredient, but did you know it can also be used as an aphrodisiac and fever reducer?

The vanilla bean is the second most expensive bean in the world because of the difficult and time consuming growing and fermentation process. Sometimes over 6 months to produce the bean and as long as 2 years to age it.

Well somethings are really worth the wait! The scent of vanilla is found to physically reduce symptoms of stress and can be combined with other natural elements to create amazing spa treatments.

You can combine fresh vanilla, coconut and herbal extracts to soften skin. You can also add pure vanilla to a routine pedicure to hydrate and provide a simple, yet very effective, aromatherapy treatment.

Got any vanilla beauty treatments or products? Let us know.......


  1. I did not know this about vanilla, so thanks for sharing with us. I do use vanilla in cooking and am careful to buy good quality vanilla.

  2. That's great I am glad you enjoyed the post. It is very important to buy good quality vanilla. You want the bean harvested and aged well to reap all of the healing properties vanilla has.