Little Women nosing with the chemistry sets!

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Posted by txilar on October 21, 2002 at 19:41:48:

In reply to: Re: Just curious... posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on October 21, 2002 at 19:14:55:

Exactly why I was curious. I read up on Martin Watt's exposing the
aromatherapy/essential oil hype and know that sometimes... well, I
want to know if someone knows what is in there or is depending on
what someone else *tells them* is in there.

This is in no way meant to be directed at Lauren and her practices,
just curiosity as she's the first one on the forum to broach this

: : How do you know? Do you have a gas chrom reading that gives you
: : info? Do you get one for each batch?
: This is a *for real* question! When I've spoken to knowlegeable
: aromatherapists, they've all said that the levels of monoterpene
: alcohols are wildly variable according to harvest and batches, and
: dissapate with contact with heat or light!
: Its for durn sure that "100% pure henna" on a label means absolutely
: jack to many exporters......... with something as inherently
: as levels of terpenes in plants, and then possible evaporation in a
: bottle ... I'd want some assurance that there was agreement with
: and actual contents (and not just someone saying "oh women shouldn't
: worry about such things).


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