WHAT VANILLA DOES TO YOUGurpreet Kaur
What vanilla creates is not just a fragrance; it is a sensation. An exotic confluence of scent and taste that is immensely comforting, evoking images of warmth, love and serenity; of sugar cookies and ice cream.
The second most expensive spice in the world after saffron traces its origin to the Ancient Totonac Indians of Mexico who were the first to harvest the vanilla bean. Many invasions and histories later, vanilla continues to be an exotic ingredient in our favourite foods.
POWER OF THE BEAN
So, what does vanilla have to do with the beauty care scene? How does a prominent ingredient of cakes, cookies, milkshakes and ice creams find its way into tubes of creams and oils for the skin and hair? Not to mention the wide range of exotic scents from the world’s major perfume houses.
And there lies the power of the bean. What it could do to the senses is to be known. The little pod carries within it the formula to promote healthy skin and hair, reverse or slow down ageing, and help with healing wounds and scars. Not many know that vanilla is rich in antioxidants that play a huge role in repairing skin damage and help delay ageing signs like wrinkles, spots and lines.
Another factor that made vanilla a favourite of the beauty industry is its anti-bacterial quality that cleanses the skin and prevents pimples and acne. A natural remedy to heal wounds and erase scars, vanilla’s reputation as a wonder spice is legendary.
Its surprising benefits extend beyond physical beauty. What vanilla can do for the mind and our emotions is amazing in its range. Aphrodisiac? Yes, it is. Good for the nervous system? Definitely. Does it help reduce anxiety and depression? So say studies and reports. Need any more reasons to make this spice a part of your diet and beauty regime?
WHY VANILLA PRODUCTS ARE FLOODING THE MARKET
Over the years, there has been a flooding of products flavoured with vanilla for health and nutrition as well as skincare and hair treatment. What sets natural products apart from this crowd of cosmetics is the quality of vanilla used in their range of creams, lotions, oils, scrubs and balms. And Soilscents scores high because it gathers all its ingredients from organic wellsprings and reliable sources from across the world.
Soilscents’s face pack for oily face is rich with exotic ingredients like Dead Sea mud clay and vanilla and essential oils that are guaranteed to make the skin look radiant and feel smooth. Like an instant facial, this product transforms a dull face into a shining one within minutes.
TOTAL WELLNESS PACKAGE FOR YOU
The irresistibly delicious scent of vanilla and its myriad healing properties turn this product into a total wellness package for the lips. Its refreshes the skin tone, improves its texture, moisturises and repairs chapped lips too. And the flavour? As it contains spearmint, this lip balm is a combination of scents and tastes with vanilla and minty flavours.
The come-hither scent of vanilla never fails to work its magic, and the beauty industry has certainly come under its spell. Ready for it?