Re: Eucalyptus oil question

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Posted by Maureen on August 1, 2002 at 00:40:11:

In reply to: Eucalyptus oil question posted by Angi on July 31, 2002 at 23:19:43:

Hi Angi,

Actually for the smell, I think both the tea tree and any euc oil
could benefit from a little help from other eos. So I would not use
any euc oil to help with the smell of tea tree. There is more and
better help in that area from other eos...those that Catherine
suggested and others. My preference is rose...then jasmine.

In terms of using a euc as a terp. The only one I found that worked
is eucalyptus (globius). Both Lauren and I sell the eucalyptus
globius. The terps I sell on my website are cajeput and the
eucalyptus globius. I don't know how much of either the tea tree or
eucalyptus globius you use in your recipe, but you will want to be
careful with the amount. I find that too much of the terps
definately shortens the life of the stain and appears to cause a
strange break up in the stain that is not there when a more
appropriate amount is used. I only use 15 to 20 drops of any terp to
2 heaping tablespoons of henna powder. That is sufficient and
creates excellent stains. There is no benefit in using more of the
terps than is necessary to get the desired stain. There is a certain
benefit in using only what is saves you money and
allows your bottle of your choice terp to last longer. I use cajeput
almost exclusively in my pastes. But will sometimes use the
eucalyptus globius when I am testing henna powders both with an
without terps. The cajeput has been the best across the board for me
in terms of stains and having an aroma that I like when mixed in the
paste. The eucalyptus globius I can tolerate. The tea tree oil
makes my eyes water and therefore is far down my list of terps that I
would choose. Other people have very different preferences in terms
of the aroma and tolerance for the terps.

Outside of what each terp can do for your henna powder, however, it
becomes personal choice. But know that euc oils are very different
and not interchangeable as a terp.

Take care.



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