Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Research - Biosynthesis in peppermint gladular trichomes
so thats where menthol comes from. Dont worry this is more than you ever need know. The object is to learn to scan learned research articles to see where their conclusions come from.
Because of their chemistry safety in the use of essential oils must be a prime consideration and risk taking behaviour avoided. Informed use shows us where the boundaries are. Essential oils are highly concentrated and their dilution in use is a basic requirement. Besides the commercial value of this knowledge science gives valuable insight into and evidence of the safe use of essential oils and what that dilution should be.
Basic hygiene should not be neglected either with surfaces wiped down and sheets and covers used washed.
Posted by Ian Brealey at 02:09