Re: hi maxx!

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Posted by Maureen on October 21, 2002 at 17:05:49:

In reply to: hi maxx! posted by txilar on October 21, 2002 at 16:03:38:

: I understand now, yes, the oils high in certain chems have a more
: similiar smell. I thought she was saying one could smell the
: terpineol in something and I was a bit surprised.

Hi Txilar,

Not sure how you got that out of what I said. But!!!

But the issue is actually more basic that that. There are these
essential oils that we are all now effectionately calling "terps."
Generally when folks are referring to these, they are referring to
the ones we use most often in our individual recipes for our henna
paste. Each one has a smell that is pretty distinguishable and
alters the smell of just lemon juice, sugar and henna powder in a way
that is either ok...or not ok with the person mixing their own paste.

In terms of why one wants to change that smell, it doesn't matter to
me what it is. It could be that some one individual has a nose that
can do exactly what you think is not possible. It is possible that
it is the ultimate smell resulting from the combined odors that the
person does not like. Or just the smell of the individual essential
oil in use that we call a "terp" that the person does not like.
Whatever that smell or the cause of that smell, there are folks just
downright not liking it. There is a whole thing that could be gone
off on concerning why some people find the particular smell pleasant
while others are repelled by it. But that is actually no more
relevant to this than the exact chemical or combination of chemicals
causing the smell. The person does not like it and that is
sufficient...And good enough reason for them to pursue a safe and
cost effective way to alter it into something more appealing to them.



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