Re: Terpineol is better?

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Posted by Maureen on August 27, 2002 at 13:18:44:

In reply to: Re: Terpineol is better? posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 27, 2002 at 11:43:31:

Is it not truly crazy-making when folks take you on that esoteric
language trip when you are in a purely pragmatic space and/or on a
quest that totally requires your feet on the ground and your nose to
the grind stone...LOL!!!

See, I know what makes, for me, what terpineol does understandable
now, is the route you took with the essential oils to the terps.
That step by step exploration you went on and the consequent results
and explanations and identification of the terps and how and why they
work is what makes "terpineol" now more readily associated
with "terp" than with "terpentine for folks who hitched a ride on
your exploration of and experimentation with the essential oil. I
think the route you took was absolutely the correct one and openned
up the possibility for each of our individual experimentation and
familiarity with some or all of the terps as we know them.

What is funny to me is that so many of us are now talking about terps
with some degree of understanding of how and why they make our henna
stains do what they do. While last year this time we were all
saying, "Catherine, where do I buy it from? Catherine, are you sure
this works...its not working for me! How long did Catherine say to
leave it on?...and OK, I did (list steps 1 thru 26) and got
nothing!!! Where did I go wrong?" Talk about that learning curve.

So yeah, now someone can say, "I've got terpineol" and it can take
its place with the other terps without folks thinking they might glow
in the dark if they use it.

Your's was no small discovery...this terp thing. You, Zirma...and
was it Shannon with you there last summer...totally deserve your
prop's for this one...:-) Does it seem like we've been "terping"
forever or what? That was major sharing on your part. And because
you stripped the secrets of this one, we all seem so smart when we
talk about stains and how we get them...LOL!!!

Thanks Catherine...

Maureen...thinking how thin the line is between appreciation and
gushy stuff...


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