Re: Fragrance oils often have lots more in them
Posted by Maureen on October 19, 2002 at 16:07:27:
In reply to: Fragrance oils often have lots more in them posted by Anne Beltestad on October 19, 2002 at 13:19:47:Hi Anne,
That was what I wondered about. What else is in the fragrance oil
other than the carrier oils we are most familiar with...almond oil,
grape seed oil and I know that some people use alcohol.
Actually, I only used drops 3 fragrance oil to alter the smell of the
paste. I also used only 3 drops of the essential oil. Each batch
was made with 1 tablespoon of henna powder. The 3 drops was enough
to alter the aroma for me and 3 drops of the fragrance oil wasn't
enough to effect the stain or to create an oiliness to the paste.
But the cost of the 3 drops was quite different. I think most people
use more essential oil than what I used and if fragant oils are
actually an option that will change the smell and reduce the cost I
have wondered why it was not used as an alternative. If it is
preference that makes sense. And if there is something in the
fragrance oils that create a problem for the person, that also makes
sense. I think the effect on the paste in terms of oiliness has to
do with how much is used.
Yep...I use just henna powder, lemon juice, sugar and cajeput in my
paste. Now I will also substitute the cajeput with terpineol
sometimes. But I really love the smell of the paste made just with
the powder, sugar, cajeput and lemon juice. I don't find the smell
of the cajeput to represent a strong smell and indeed enjoy the smell
produced by the mixture of the cajeput with the henna powder, lemon
juice and sugar. I find the eucalyptus oil smell to be strong but I
can live with it. Can't deal with the tea tree oil at all. The
smell and fumes of tea tree are waaaaaaaaay to strong for me to work
with. And no one has complained about the smell of the paste with
the cajeput in it either. So I don't have a need to use either the
fragrance oils or essential oils in paste. But I am imagining that
the addition of the essential oils just to alter the smell must
enhance the experience for folks who choose to do so.
I actually preferred the smell of the paste terped with cajeput to
the smell of the terped paste with the fragrance or essential oil
added to alter the smell.
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