Vanilla is a flavour derived from a species of orchid that has a distinctive aroma but can often be very expensive to buy. Most vanilla is grown in Madagascar, which regularly experiences storms that destroys crops - this heavily affects the price of pure vanilla extract.
Vanilla is widely used in both commercial and domestic Baking, Aromatherapy and the production of Beauty & Skincare products. Vanilla pods (or seeds) also provide an unmistakable, characteristic flavour to yoghurt, ice creams, Drinks & Beverages.
Vanilla extract is an ingredient in a number of teas and herbal infusions, however on its own it could certainly be used to sweeten your favourite cup of Coffee if you're trying to reduce your Sugar intake.
When applied topically, antioxidant-rich vanilla imparts its Anti Ageing properties upon your skin, which may improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
*Looking to use vanilla on your skin? Why not try Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream 60ml.