I wanted to check in and wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. We’ll be having Thanksgiving here with my brother’s family. I’ll probably put the shopping cart up this weekend, after I’ve had a few days with family (they’re here until Sunday morning).
I’ve been delayed on the Amber Incense but am getting back to it. I just received a few new ingredient samples and want to try one or two of them in the formula.
Can’t believe it is Thanksgiving! I’m very thankful for all my friends in the fragrance community and wish all of you a happy holiday!
Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org released two videos last week relevant to the GMO issue that I found very interesting. I’m sure we don’t want to get into the whole GMO debate here, but I thought my readers might find these videos interesting too.
When considering the safety of GMO crops, you have to consider not just the GMO changes but also the increased pesticides on the crops as the result of the genetic engineering to make them withstand much larger pesticide doses. In the first video, Dr. Greger summarizes some studies showing that the levels of RoundUp are much higher on GMO “RoundUp Ready” soy, and then in the next video he starts to tackle the issue of whether the higher RoundUp levels are potentially detrimental to humans who eat the crops. One more video on this topic is coming on Monday.
It’s disheartening to see GMO labeling requirements keep getting defeated, but it’s one more reason to eat organic.
For those interested in perfumery and essential oils, Dr. Robert Pappas has made his video series “The Chemistry of Essential Oils” available for free on youtube. He also maintains a free database at EOU (Essential Oil University) with information about the chemical constituents in many essential oils.
I was going to put samples up tonight, but I’m going to wait until tomorrow night because I need to get some things done tomorrow without having orders. I did finish the initial draft of the new Amber Incense page. The cart buttons should be up tomorrow for samples. 🙂 Ambre Noir is temporarily out of stock (I’m out of an ingredient, but it is still possible to get it); I think all else will be available.