I buy about 10 vanilla beans (you can find them in a health food store or online), Jojoba oil and Sweet almond oil. I fill one jar (8 oz. jelly jars at Walmart) with Jojoba and Sweet almond oils 50/50 (equal amount of each) and put the vanilla beans (cut them in 3 parts) inside the jar. I place the jar in a double boiler and boil (low heat) for about 2-3 hours, add water into the boiler if necessary. Be sure no water gets into the jar. Take the jar off the boiler and let it cool down. Place the lid and let sit for a few weeks before use your vanilla essential oil.