Re: Fragrance oils are primarily synthetic...

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Posted by txilar on October 20, 2002 at 02:17:29:

In reply to: Re: Fragrance oils are primarily synthetic... posted by Maureen on October 19, 2002 at 21:03:40:

I think that anyone who spends significant time in the sun would be
one of the groups that should avoid henna with citrus oils in it.
Another would be anyone who knows they have reactions to acidic foods-
and that can extend to vegetables like tomatoes. My mom reacts to
them so I wouldn't use a paste on her that has lime oil or bergamot
in it. Children and anyone with sensitive skin would definitely be
out. Some types of health conditions may be affected by things
citrus. And of course, anyone with "hyperallergies" and by that I
mean anyone who simplys suffers from many different allergic
reactions. For the rest of us... well, I'm with you on the "it's okay
on my skin, but on others, uh-uh."

As for essential oil frangrances, using pure essential oils to obtain
fragrance is very common and not the same thing as a fragrance oil
which is generally a mix of synthetics and naturals to fake a smell-
like 'ocean rain' or 'country apples' but can also be used like Anne
mentioned in place of very expensive oils like 'summer rose' and so
forth. I would think that an essential oil fragrance would be fine
for henna. I don't know how fixed oils react in henna. Rather, I know
they wouldn't affect it positively, but could they have a negative
effect on the stain? This I don't know. I don't *think* they would,
but haven't ever used them. Anyone else on that? And if one isn't
using the essential oils for a stain then it shouldn't matter which
ones you use. Like I've said in the past, I like to throw Cananga in
my mix because it smell sooo good. I've never compared side by side
but I haven't seen blatant evidence of Cananga hindering my stain. As
for fixed oils I don't know if they would hinder the stain or not.



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