Good for Little Women nosing with the chemistry sets!
Posted by Lauren on October 21, 2002 at 20:38:05:
In reply to: Little Women nosing with the chemistry sets! posted by txilar on October 21, 2002 at 19:41:48:: 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?
No offense taken, it's a fair question.
I don't have the equipment myself, so I'm trusting my supplier's word
on this. However, from talking to them extensively on the subject, I
am comfortable with their knowledge and honesty. I've been working
with them for over a year now and they have really educated me about
oils, and everything they've told me has been found to be true from
They told me that the chemical composition of any oil depends on the
plants, the growing climate that season, which season the harvest is
in, how harvested, even what time of day the harvest took place. I
was asking about the composition of one kind of oil in specific
(don't remember which now) and was told that, depending on the use I
wanted to put it, they had either the regular harvest at whatever
level it happened to be at, or a blend of harvests which guaranteed
the levels of whichever -ol it was to be within a five percentage
point range. I then asked what the current harvest was at and they
had to go check but came back with an answer.
I tend to go for the blend as it's easier and predictable, but I ask
each time what the current batch's composition is and if it's higher,
I go for that.
So, it is a matter of trust, but I suppose y'all would be trusting me
not to make it up, too. I feel safe trusting them.
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