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    • ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.00/5 Stars. (7 Reviews)
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    Vanilla absolute is vanilla in its most concentrated form. Due to its expensive nature, this absolute is usually reserved for very high end products. The scent of vanilla generates feelings of well being and relaxation.

    This absolute is extracted from the bean with food grade grain alcohol and may be used in aromatherapy and for fragrancing. Vanilla absolute offers a warm, sweet vanilla aroma, and its color is deep brown. It's a thick product which may need softening using Bain-Marie and/or dilution in a carrier oil. The vendor mentions that this absolute is soluble in alcohol at 10%.

    To make a 10%, dilution use one part EO or absolute to 9 parts high proof alcohol (grain or Everclear) or fixed oil. Blend/mix well and gently.

    To soften the absolute: Bain Marie is a/k/a a hot water bath. Find a pan with high enough sides that will hold water and the absolute. Leave the absolute in its original container, remove the lid but position the lid (without screwing or tightening) on the neck of the bottle so there will not be any possibility that water will spill inside the bottle. Bring the pot of water to a boil, reduce temperature, simmer. Avoid splashing water into the vial/bottle of absolute. The water should come about halfway up the sides of the vial/bottle. Allow the absolute to get hot always keeping an eye on the process. Once done, the absolute should be much easier to pour out of the vial/bottle. You can also try using a chopstick, knitting needle or similar long, thin instrument to remove the contents. Microwaving an EO or absolute is NOT recommended.

    *****THIS IS A VERY THICK PRODUCT.***** (Vanilla planifolia)

    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    5.00/5 Stars out of 7 Reviews
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    Very thick + concentrated!
    (Rockledge, PA, US) | February 11th, 2017
    Just as described in the product description, this product is very thick. It seems very high quality + smells amazing. I've ordered this product from Camden Grey many times, and it's usually consistent in quality + use friendliness. However, what I received in my most recent order came in different packaging than usual, was MUCH thicker than previous orders, and was not oil soluble. After a couple of hours of double boiler to try to melt and mix it with a carrier oil, all it wouldn't mix. After pouring off the carrier oil and proceeding to clean my double boiler, the absolute mixed completely with the water! This is not an absolute, it's more of an oleoresin. High quality! But not oil soluble, which was what I ordered and what I need for my product. REPEAT: As of 2/11/2017, this product that they currently have in stock is NOT OIL SOLUBLE.
    Good
    (Lake Worth, FL, US) | October 29th, 2014
    Very concentrated, a little bit will go a long way. It is thick and need to be warmed up in the warm water bath. I like that it is food grade too.
    Good product
    (lehigh acres, FL, US) | April 3rd, 2012
    Defitenely the real deal. Worth the price.
    The best guilty pleasure EVER!
    (MUNSTER, IN, US) | January 23rd, 2012
    I can't believe I waited years to buy this! The smell is fabulous! I melded mine with Jojoba oil, a little work to get it to blend, but worth it. A tip: There is residual inside the bottle. I added jojoba to the old bottle to get out every drop, and this worked very well for me. One of the best presents I bought for myself.
    A BIT PRICEY BUT WORTH IT!
    (NY, NY, US) | April 7th, 2011
    I was reluctant to purchase such a pricey oil but my vanilla blends have become very popular with customers so I went for it - no regrets! I blended this absolute with sandalwood in a mist and customers (MEN AND WOMEN) are gaga over it - totally worth the price!
    vanilla
    (La Crescenta, CA, US) | October 15th, 2010
    I really like this one -- and for the price, too! It's not exactly cheap, but it doesn't smell cheap, either and is of good quality and workable. One vanilla absolute I got with another company came to me really thick, sticky and wouldn't dissolve into anything! So if it's your first time buying vanilla absolute, this is definitely the way to go, especially for the price point.
    Truly Divine
    (La Plata, MD, US) | September 25th, 2010
    A few years ago when I first became interested in making toiletries, I bought what I thought was vanilla absolute. I hated it. It made my head hurt very badly, so I was turned off by vanilla. I don't know what made me decide to try this one, but I am so glad I did. When I first opened the bottle, I literally wanted to jump in it and stay there. It is a very sweet fragrance, but not cloying. Unlike vanilla extract (which in all honesty I expected this to smell like), it does not leave an alcohol 'after smell'. It is heady. The fragrance is long lasting. Truly divine.
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