Some are so determined that they need the warnings!
Posted by txilar on October 20, 2002 at 17:12:25:
henna. I don't like synthetics myself. But if someone is hell-bent on
adding some scent to their mix they should know to stay away from
anything that isn't cosmetic grade. Not just 'body safe' for soaps
and such but cosmetic grade quality that could be used in skincare,
fragrance or makeup.
As for locally bought essential oils, just be really careful. There
are some well known brands out there that are more interested in
spreading new age hogwash about essential oils and collecting the
money that they bring. Mid level marketing has no place in a health
industry. I haven't ever heard anything bad about their oils quality,
but they are terribly over-priced and anyone who tells you that
essential oils will cure this or that with half an ounce dumped on
your back just isn't to be trusted.
I again heartily recommend Butch from http://www.av-at.com. He will
cheerfully send gas chromatography charts to anyone interested in his
oils. His oils are high quality and the price you pay is fair. Some
oils simply are expensive.
Also, according to Martin Watt, even double checking the latin names
can sometime lead astray. I'm trying to dig up the article and I
*think* the link below is it.
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