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anyone have experience w/ essential oils for health and wellness? Please share your input and any good sources? thanks!
  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I use some - mostly for utility. Citrus oil helps deter bugs. Eucalyptus is clean smelling, deters bugs and molds/fungus, and opens up the sinuses. Cedar oil - bug deterent, tea tree another bug deterrent. I like vanilla oil for aesthetics. Lavender is said to relax, but that's the last thing I need. LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrozlat
    tea tree oil spiders keeps spider out of the house... there are also many essential oils for inspect and mozzie repellant... happy hunting
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  • Can we also count the many useful petrochemicals out there?
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    • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
      Originally Posted by Hopeless Bromantic View Post

      Can we also count the many useful petrochemicals out there?
      huh? what does that have to do w/ essential oils?
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      • Originally Posted by NewParadigm View Post

        huh? what does that have to do w/ essential oils?
        Well, if we think that any particular petrochemical is "essential," it's pretty obvious that the oil used to make it has to be essential, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Don't ask me WHY, but wikipedia IS in line with what *I* have seen:

    An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea, or simply as the "oil of" the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. An oil is "essential" in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant.[citation needed] Essential oils do not form a distinctive category for any medical, pharmacological, or culinary purpose. They are not essential for health.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

      Don't ask me WHY, but wikipedia IS in line with what *I* have seen:

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      An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea, or simply as the "oil of" the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. An oil is "essential" in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant.[citation needed] Essential oils do not form a distinctive category for any medical, pharmacological, or culinary purpose. They are not essential for health.


      Steve
      Hydrophobic liquid? Hydrophobic? Um........................

      I know what they mean by that one, but it sure just sounds wrong.
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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        Hydrophobic liquid? Hydrophobic? Um........................

        I know what they mean by that one, but it sure just sounds wrong.
        Technically, ******ALL****** oils are hydrophobic! Hydrophobic, in chemical terms, simply means it repels water. I guess they wanted to say it was oil without saying it is oil.

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        • Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

          Technically, ******ALL****** oils are hydrophobic! Hydrophobic, in chemical terms, simply means it repels water. I guess they wanted to say it was oil without saying it is oil.

          Steve
          The thesaurus doesn't exactly offer a wealth of options for oil, does it?
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          • Profile picture of the author seasoned
            Originally Posted by The Content Professional View Post

            The thesaurus doesn't exactly offer a wealth of options for oil, does it?
            OK, I WOULD go to my BOOK, but HEY, I'm HERE! Thesaurus.com doesn't give any reasonable replacements.

            My favorite word in cases like this is hygroscopic. IT means:
            1
            : readily taking up and retaining moisture
            2
            : taken up and retained under some conditions of humidity and temperature <hygroscopic water in clay>

            SUGAR is hygroscopic!

            As for hydrophobic?

            adjective

            (1) (physics) (chemistry) Lacking an affinity for water; insoluble in water; repelling water.

            (2) Of, or having hydrophobia (literally, the fear of or water).

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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Fun BarbLing fact - I've been doing aromatherapy now for 21 years. Started when I married the husband.

    My favs are spruce and damacus rose (but the prices on that have skyrocketed to sheer insanity). Wintergreen is great for freshening up a room and peppermint can help with toothache pains. NEVER get pure cinnamon oil on your skin - it kinda sorta burns (voice of experience here).

    I've been using massage oils, massage creams, massage tables, spa equipment, massage table linens, essential oils, Massage Supplies Spa Supplies Massage Tables Essential Oils ever since they were in Long Branch, NJ. Great shop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruha
    We use peppermint to keep the bugs out of the house, especially spiders.
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  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    The only thing that I know about essential oils is this.


    Ant Spray


    This fragrant spray doubles as room freshener and ant deterrent.
    4 oz. water
    2 T. vodka
    15 drops peppermint essential oil
    5 drops cinnamon essential oil
    Mix above ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake and spray as needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Flowers
    levender oil does wonders to wife's skin
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  • Profile picture of the author harrywalker
    Carrot seed essential oil has a revitalizing effect on the skin. It not just works to help smooth skin, but assists with cell regeneration. For this cause, it can help to fade scars and get better the tone of aging skin.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      I use lavender oil in the bedroom - makes me sleep like a baby.
      I use citrus oil to make my home smell nice
      I use tea tree oil for all kinds of things - wounds, infections, etc.

      I also love eucalyptus oil when I get a cold, which is rarely since I take daily doses of Vitamin C and extra when I feel one coming on.
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      • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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        I use Castrol SAE 30 weight for the most essential things in life. Cars and motorcycles.

        Cheers. Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author butters
    Olive oil for cooking, beer starts tasting like oil after to many
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by butters View Post

      beer starts tasting like oil after to many
      You're drinking the wrong brand of beer. :-)

      Cheers. - Frank
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      • Profile picture of the author butters
        Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        You're drinking the wrong brand of beer. :-)

        Cheers. - Frank
        It may be when beer is consumed along side brandy!
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