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7109Re: [SCA-Herbalist] Massage oils?

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  • Lilinah
    Jul 1, 2008
      Checking prices on the web, i found...

      Jasmine
      -- 1 fluid ounce of pure real jasmine, i.e., jasmine absolute, would
      cost in the vicinity of $150 US, or likely more. I suspect you don't
      have this...
      -- Some vendors put a small amount of jasmine absolute into a natural
      carrier oil, such as jojoba, and that runs around $30 per ounce. If
      you have this, it should be safe.
      -- Or you may have a synthetic, which is much more affordable, but,
      as some people have pointed out, could have a problematic ingredient.

      Ylang ylang
      sometimes called "poorman's jasmine"
      -- 1/2 fluid ounce of pure ylang ylang runs around $15 to $20 US. You
      might have this.
      -- If what you have is synthetic, it, too, could have a problematic ingredient.

      In aromatherapy, both jasmine and ylang ylang are considered to be aphrodisiac.

      Do the essential oils have a brand or vendor name? If so, that could
      help in figuring out which type they are.
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      Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
      the persona formerly known as Anahita

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