Re: Try Geranium, Rosemary, Lavender

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

In reply to: Try Geranium, Rosemary, Lavender posted by txilar on October 19, 2002 at 20:14:03:

Hi Txilar,

The nose is a funny thing. I prefer the smell of cajeput mixed with
the lemon, sugar and henna powder more than I like the smell of
Lavender at all. And Rosemary only when blended with another
essential oil. Geranium smells wonderful to me. I also like the
smell of Ravensara in the henna paste but it is so expensive and
extremely hard to find.

But I really wasn't asking the question because I am interested in
altering the smell of my mix. Just a question a lot of folks have
asked me because they so dislike the smell of the henna paste in
general and look to change the smell dramatically. And, the same
folks were concerned about the cost of the pure essential oils they
were most interested in using. I have been recommending using a
smaller amount of the essential oil by just rubbing a dot or two over
the stain after paste removal. Works for folks with a stain on their
hand when they are only concerned with the smell after the paste has
been removed. But wasn't a satisfying response for people who
actually wanted to change the smell of their paste. I am not sure
why changing the smell of the paste seem so important. I have all
sorts of essential oils around here and wouldn't choose to use any to
alter the smell. But that is coming from a person who enjoys the
smell of cajeput in her paste. My experience has been the same as
Anne's in this regard. No one has ever said they had a problem with
the smell of my paste made up with just cajeput, powder, sugar and
lemon juice. Maybe if someone had, I too would be looking for
something else to use to alter the smell.



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