Vanilla is one of the most delightful aromas on the planet and blends well into sweet dishes – simply add to smoothies, elixirs and desserts. The soak water can be used in recipes or to drink. Vanilla is the only orchid to produce a fruit. Orchids are very special plants and are able to survive on air and ambient moisture alone. Vanilla beans take a long time to grow and the plant has to be pollinated by hand to produce these fruits. Vanilla can have relaxing effects on the mind and lift mood.