Fragrance oils often have lots more in them

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Posted by Anne Beltestad on October 19, 2002 at 13:19:47:

In reply to: Fragrance oils vs Essential oils in henna paste for aroma posted by Maureen on October 19, 2002 at 12:46:28:

not just a carrier oil, which I think might prevent staining, but
coloring, other less-reputable stuff. The fragrances are often
synthetic in the case of the more expensive oils (I'm thinking of
Rose) and I'd bet they would do no good and probably harm the stain.

: I don't mix essential oils in my henna paste because personally, I
: like the smell of the paste with cajeput or terpineol in it.

Are you saying you usually just use henna and lemon? Or that you like
henna with "strong=smelling" oils and no other fragrance?
I haven't found clients to have any problem with the smell of my
henna, even when it's straight tea-tree, lemon, henna. i often boil
cloves with my lemon juice for the lemon sugar, and add a bit of this
to the mix. People comment on it and seem to like it.
I don't think you need to use expensive oils if you don't want to.
But I'd stay away from fragrance oils for henna purposes -they're just
dodgy, and just as oily skin doesn't stain well the addition of a
carrier oil would not have good effects, I'd think.


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