Mmm... vanilla! Both adults and children like this sweet aroma. We are very fond of it too, so one of by-cosmetics facial scrubs is called Vanilla Sky. This fantastic product distinguishes by extra rich, creamy vanilla flavor because of “double vanilla” in its composition. We put an extract and seeds powder there, as the most aromatic scent is in the seeds and oily liquid inside the pods. What is this plant?
Vanilla is a perennial liana of the Orchidaceae family, the only orchid that bears fruit. This exquisite spice was born in Central America, where Aztec tribes cultivated it long before the arrival of the Hernándo Cortés conquistadors to the New World. Then Spanish sailors brought vanilla to Europe, and the aristocracy relished it so much that decision was taken to cultivate this plant in all equatorial colonial possessions.
That was how vanilla came to Indonesia. In 2015 this country ranked #2 internationally as an exporter. The most extensive plantations are located on Java island. It is next door to Bali. When we were looking for ingredients suppliers for our Vanilla Sky, we got to one of these plantations and saw the process of hand pollination of orchid flowers with our own eyes. Yes, that’s true: for more than four hundred years in all countries where vanilla has been delivered, the thorough job has been conducted on the plantations: the farmers gently move one flower up to another and shake the pollen with brushes. In the wildlife, these beautiful flowers are pollinated by just one species of bees living in South America, the motherland of vanilla. In addition, the complexity of the process compounds the high cost of production: unripe fruits are harvested by hand when they turn yellow and contain about 80% water. In this period, the plant has the maximum amount of essential oils, which give it aroma and taste. After that, pods are blanched, putting them into the hot but not boiling water for 20 seconds, and the next day the fermentation process begins - by the way, only then pods are getting dark brown and the very same flavor. Freshly harvested fruits do not smell. During the whole month, farmworkers take the harvest out under the sun rays strictly by the hour, slowly increasing the time of these sunbathes every day. A handsome piece of work, isn’t it?
Of course, in chase of easy money, manufacturers are tempted to simplify and reduce the cost of this technology. In this case, the finished pods lose some of the flavors at the exit.
But we couldn't allow our future suppliers such carelessness and finally found a plantation where management does not skimp on the process. Moreover, we discovered the most refined, expensive, and flavorful variety of vanilla – Vanilla planifolia with beautiful long pods in this place. And that what we chose as a special ingredient for renewed Vanilla Sky. Now favorite aroma has become even stronger! Just lift the lid, and the sweet "dessert" fragrance starts to make your mouth water.
Well, what are the other benefits of using vanilla as an ingredient of our scrub? A vanilla extract is a great tool that supports skin health. It relieves irritation and itching, has a local anesthetic effect, and relaxing, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Using scrub regularly softens the skin, restoring its elasticity, removes the sheen from oily skin, and makes dry skin soft, keeping moisture within the cells.
A sweet and warm scent eliminates fatigue, nervous strain, and stress. Many people, especially women, are accustomed to the fact that one can get rid of nervous tension "quickly" - with the help of sweets, and this way, they earn excess weight and many chronic diseases. In this case, people gain not only weight but also a lot of chronic ailments. Use the Vanilla Sky facial scrub: sweets will not be necessary, and even sweet craving grows weak because the aroma of exotic spices awakens joy and a sense of fullness. The flavor of Vanilla Sky relaxes the body, has a slight stimulant effect, and suppresses negative emotions such as anger, rage, anger, awakening imagination, creativity, and lust for life.
The factory by-cosmetics also uses vanilla in its products:
Kiss Me Lip Balm,
Desire Body Butter,
Miracle Body Butter,
One Love Body Butter,
Simple Pleasure Body Butter.