Thank you to my you, my lovely readers, for your comments. The work has been removed, but I'm still not happy with what the company had to say about why it happened. I think the explanation is that they were really busy and couldn't contact me because they didn't have my contact information? I'm still not sure and I've asked for clarification.
If you want to use my writing, permission in advance is required, and an attribution and link to the blog is expected. Please don't copy my work. There are a few blogs I've found that lift the material they want from my blog and don't give me credit. Some have copied my charts and entire posts, others sections, and it's all not very nice. (The most recent is this one from New Directions Aromatics - which has been taken down.)
Yeah, I know, once something's in the wild I can't control it, but give credit for the hard work of others.
I left a very popular craft forum because I was told I wasn't being very nice when I saw someone take credit for the bath cupcake recipe Anne-Marie at Brambleberry perfected, so I take this matter seriously. We give you, our wonderful readers, so much and we ask for very little in return, could you be kind and recognize the hours we've put into the work we present?
I really hope this post is taken in the manner in which it is offered, which us to say that this is a plea on behalf of all of us who write blogs, recipes, and tutorials to respect what we do and acknowledge our work. When you use a different oil or another emulsifier it's your recipe, but it's yours not because of that little change but due to the work you invested in it. By crediting us with the work we've done, you're honouring our time and creativity. And that feels pretty darn good.
Thus endeth the rant...
An update: Sylvia from New Directions Aromatics says it was an oversight and apologized. The apology explained very little other than someone other than Sylvia messed up and they couldn't get in contact with me because it was difficult? I'm not really sure what happened, except that someone other than Sylvia screwed up. It was actually a little insulting, but at least it's down from their site.