Why Vanilla Beans Are So Expensive?
September 2, 2017

Why Vanilla Beans Are So Expensive?

The labor intensive aspects of growing and harvesting vanilla beans, the effects of bad weather conditions and the consumer demand for natural vanilla bean products has been driving up the price of vanilla beans.
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Vanilla Essential Oil? No Such Thing!
October 26, 2014

Vanilla Essential Oil? No Such Thing!

I love reading labels! I began reading product labels with the word “vanilla” in their title. What surprised me was how many products claimed to be made with “vanilla essential oil.”  Because there is no such thing as "vanilla essential oil.”  There are vanilla extracts, vanilla infusions, vanilla absolutes and vanilla fragrance oils—but no vanilla essential oil!
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