Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

There is nothing better than your own Vanilla Extract, it just tastes better and makes everything you cook, bake, craft better too!!

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Vodka (80-90 proof) OR Everclear

Vanilla Beans (I bought mine at Amazon and these are awesome—>HERE

1, 2 or 3 really pretty or funky jars with lids or corks


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Homemade Vanilla Extract, MUCH better than store bought!


 You can get a really good amount of high quality vanilla beans HERE

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Great variety, high quality through my affiliate partner Amazon!



*Take 1 Vanilla Pod and cut into 2″ pieces

*Take one Vanilla Pod and slit lengthwise to expose beans inside

*Leave one Vanilla pod whole

*Place all Vanilla pods in decorative glass container and top off with Vodka or Everclear

*Cap bottle, you can shake it 1X a day if you like, taste after 1 week to determine strength, perfect after 2 months!

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Medical Disclaimer:

Nothing in this post is to be construed as medical advice, simply a sharing of things that have worked for me & my family. If you have any symptoms of serious illness, taking medication, pregnant or nursing, or have never worked with herbal materials or essential oils before, please consider consulting a medical professional before use. I am unable to offer advise for your particular medical situation; please ask your Doctor, Nurse Practitioner or Naturopath for further guidance.  The statements made here have not been approved by the Food & Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act.

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About Kat Y (Simply Living Simply)

I am a "red-neck country wife" to one wonderfully amazing man, mother to many outrageous children, daughter of the ONE Glorious God. Learning to be more self-reliant & self-sufficient in a semi-homemade, homesteading way!
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