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    Senior Member Array aeon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by toonia View Post
    I am completely unfamiliar with that. There is a chapter on the chemistry and a safety discussion. If you have links to sites that examine the problems I would be glad to read those. What makes something have psychoactive properties? Are you saying they are all neurotoxic? I'm just a bit confused by that.
    The Wiki entry for essential oils gives some basic information for the LD50 of these compounds. These numbers seem to be fairly high, but I note with some alarm that they are abortefacients in very small quantity.

    The psychoactive property of some essential oils comes from the presence of eugenol, isoeugenol, safrole, isosafole, piperonal, indole, and others.

    You can read an article by Dr. Andrew T. Weil about the the use of essential oil of nutmeg (for example) as a psychotropic agent here.

    Not all essential oils are neurotoxic. Some are hepatotoxic, some are carcinogens, etc. You can find a list of many oils and their safety info here and here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    Jasmine is equally attractive to men and women, and men like the smell of pumpkin pie and...donuts. Like these scents are physically arousing to men.
    You mean there are people that don't know this?

    I actually dislike flowery or perfumey perfumes (kinda burns my throat, even in faint quantities). But eau de eclaire? You'd own me.
    I'm not a procrastinator. I'm a long-term planner.

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