Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia
Plant Part: Seed & Seed Pod
Processing Method: Solvent Extraction
Description / Color / Consistency: Opaque, Amber-Brown to Very dark Brown Viscous liquid
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Sweet, Balsamic, Warm aroma
Product Abstract: Native to Madagascar, Vanilla plantifolia is a perennial climbing vine that can grow up to 25 meters (82 feet) tall. When cultivated, its deep, trumpet-shaped flowers must be hand-pollinated; in nature, hummingbirds do the work. The green capsules/fruit are picked, and the immature vanilla pod/bean is fermented and dried to turn it into a fragrant brown vanilla bean. Madagascar-grown Vanilla plantifolia is believed to possess a higher concentration of Vanillin than the beans grown in other countries, making this superior bourbon variety more richly fragrant.
One of the most popular flavours in the world, Vanilla is a staple in cuisine, cosmetics, and perfumery. However, the constituent, vanillin makes it difficult to use in soap making and candles. Because of reduced availability due to regional conflicts, the price of Vanilla has risen to the level of most absolutes. Nonetheless, the true oleoresin is recognized for its impeccable quality and is considered to be well worth the price.
Water: Insoluble with cloudiness
Oil: Partially soluble with sediments
Alcohol: Completely soluble
Glycerine: Completely Soluble
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. Avoid very high concentrations in skin-care products. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with the eyes should be avoided. This product contains vanillin, an organic aldehyde which will affect the color in soaps and body-care products. Not advisable for candle use.
Note: This product is not advisable to be stored in aluminum or metal containers for long periods of time.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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