Re: Fragrance oils are primarily synthetic...

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Posted by Maureen on October 19, 2002 at 21:03:40:

In reply to: Fragrance oils are primarily synthetic... posted by txilar on October 19, 2002 at 20:10:39:

So it seems though from what you are saying that if one made their
own "fragrance oil" by diluting the essential oil added just for the
aroma with a carrier like grapeseed oil that doesn't mess with the
smell like jojoba oil (which I personally cannot abide the smell of)
that they could get more bang for the buck out of their essential
oils if adding when adding the blend to their henna paste. That way
they know what is in it...unless folks are messing with the grapeseed
oil too.

My working definition for "fragrance oils" has been from the ones a
friend blends and I know what he has put in it for me for years for
my personal use...just the essential oils and grapeseed oil. So it
seems that one can make their own and stretch their supply of
essential oil or make sure they get it from someone they trust or who
prepares it right in front of them. There are actually a few places
around here carrying excellent quality essential oils that do the

I am with you on using the critus like essential oils in paste on
anyone other than myself. I played with some D-limolene a couple of
times in paste to see if it worked. Worked fine. No reaction on
me. Smelled awful. But even if I loved the smell, I couldn't see
using it on anyone else. Experimenting on myself is one thing.
Putting others at risk with the stuff is not of interest. Actually,
except to satisfy my own curiosity from time to time, I don't add
anything to my recipe other than the powder, sugar, lemon and cajeput
or terpineol. Anything beyond that gets outside of the span of
things I want to control.

Question I have, is there a profile of sort of people more likely to
react to the essential oils like lemon, lime or other citrus sorts?
I know it could not be an all inclusive profile? But are there some
people who should just avoid it at all cost because they are more at
risk for reactions than others...whether they know it or not? That
question might be one for Lelia to ask her person...



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