Botanical Name: Vanilla Planifolia * Plant Part: Fruit * Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction * Origin: India * Description: Vanilla is a perennial herbaceous climbing vine that can grow up to 25 meters (82 feet) high and that is native to Central America and Mexico. In cultivation the deep trumpet-shaped flowers of the vanilla must be hand-pollinated; while in Mexico the native humming bird do the work. The green capsules or fruit are picked, cured, and the immature vanilla pod or bean is fermented and dried to turn it into a fragrant brown vanilla bean. Our variety is a ten-fold bourbon; this refers to the concentration of the oleoresin. * Color: Dark brown mobile liquid. * Common Uses: Vanilla oleoresin is considered a premiere sensual aphrodisiac and one of the most popular flavors/aromas. It is comforting and relaxing and is also an ingredient in Oriental type perfumes. * Consistency: Thick * Note: Top * Strength of Aroma: Medium * Blends well with: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange,Sandalwood, and Vetiver. * Aromatic Scent: Vanilla essential oil is similar in aroma to Vanilla extract. Please note that it does not have the aroma of Vanilla fragrance oil. * History: After civil wars and reduced availability, the price of vanilla essential oil has risen to the point of most absolutes. Nonetheless, the true oil is recognized as being well worth the price. * Cautions: No known toxicity. Avoid high concentration in pregnancy. This product contains vanillin that will change the color in soaps and body care products. Avoid very high concentrations in skin care. Not suitable for candle use. Vanilla 10 Fold is soluble in ethanol only. * Usage Directions: Since this essential oil has a thick consistency, we would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, changing the water frequently and once it is back to the liquid state be sure to shake before use.