Re: Nope..you didn't misunderstand...


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Posted by Maureen on October 20, 2002 at 19:06:22:

In reply to: Re: Nope..you didn't misunderstand... posted by txilar on October 20, 2002 at 17:21:16:

Hi Txilar,

The smell of the terps I refer to are the ones most folks are using
right now...the cajeput, tea tree, euc., lavendar and even
ravensara. The smells of these particular ones can be and have
proven to be quite distasteful to some people. Distasteful enough
that they want to alter the smell.

Actually when I suggest rubbing a dot of the essential oil over the
stain, I am speaking of my experience with Rose. The smell actually
lasts quite a long time. I use it directly on my skin without any
difficulty and need to dilute. Of course I don't do it to mask the
lingering smell. It is more daily ritual and a henna stain is just
an excuse and another place to put some...lol!!!

It seems that there really isn't a reason that a person should avoid
using the pure essential oil blend thing either in their paste or on
their skin as long as they dilute it with something like the
grapeseed oil.

That some folks like to use only the pure undiluted essential oils in
their pastes for the purpose of altering the smell and others might
want to stretch their essential oils with a carrier oil seems to
really be a matter of preference and choice. Same as one person
wanting to use a pure and undiluted essential oil in paste to alter
smell while another may want to use nothing other than an essential
oil that effects the stain is preference and choice. And same as one
person wanting to add nothing to the henna powder except lemon and
sugar while another may chose to add a terp is preference and choice.

Maureen

 


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