Not only does Vanilla smell and taste delicious, it is also a great source of vitamins and minerals, especially B vitamins, and can be an exciting addition in skincare products. Vanilla can help improve skintone, slow down signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, encouraging healing, reduces skin infections and can reduce the bacteria that cause acne. The many nutrients in vanilla help with the maintenance of healthy hair and when mixed with other ingredients can leave your hair shiny and silky smooth. Vanilla is one of the most favourite and widely used ingredients in perfumery, body butters, body lotions, lip balms and creams. The essential oil of vanilla has a relaxing and calming effect and can provide relief from anxiety, anger and restlessness.