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Topic: Having Trouble Blending Vanilla Absolute!  (Read 781 times)
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« on: July 16, 2012 06:38:52 AM »

Hey! Knew to Craftster and I see what a HUGE help this community is. I thought I'd through this out there and see what help I can get.

I'm going to search more, but I'm not seeing a huge draw here for oil perfumery. I'm dreaming up a small business based on natural body care products, like cocoa butter balms and essential oil perfume oils.

I LOVE Vanilla. I have come up with great perfume oil blends like Vanilla Jasmine, Vanilla Lovers (with Vanilla Infused Jojoba Oil, Vanilla Absolute, and a drop of Peru Balsam to compliment), but when I finally got my hands on some good Vanilla Absolute, I came across an annoying problem.

>>> How do I get Vanilla Absolute to blend with my carrier oil? <<<

I was given the impression that you only use about 1-3% Vanilla Absolute in a blend because that's all that will blend properly. But it sinks to the bottom. Do I need to warm my carrier oil first? Shake it? Help!
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012 11:18:35 AM »

Hmm, I'm not sure. I haven't worked with it before but I'll do some more research and see what I can find. One page said to warm it to help with pourability, but nothing about helping it blend. Where did you buy it from? Are you sure it's a good quality, and definitely oil?

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012 05:50:19 PM »

I trust the company I bought it from. I bought some Vanilla Absolute from another place local to me and ended up returning it- I'll never go back there again. This company, yes. I think I read that Vanilla Absolute, because of it's viscosity, it will need to be used in a smaller percentage and just need to be shaken up, when used in carrier oils the way I'm using it.

I was just having trouble finding any information in the books I have, or anywhere on the internet. I thought maybe someone might have an idea. Warming might work a little...

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