Not sure about the whole beans, I think it would be too sticky to try and grind properly. But then again, you never know.One_Shining_Star said:I have a question: Can you use ground vanilla beans at trace? And where do you get ground vanilla beans?
Did it and no the scent doesn't come through. Makes a pretty bar though.Maybe you could infuse one of your oils with the vanilla beans .. but like it was said .. I'm not sure if much of the scent would survive saponification.
New Directions sells Vanilla essential oil - I just bought some myself - haven't decided if I like it yet though. It's very concentrated so it's hard to tell.Also, there is no such thing as a vanilla essential oil.