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oils

unctuous combustible substances that are liquid or easily liquefiable on warming, and are soluble in ether but insoluble in water. Such substances, depending on their origin, are classified as animal, mineral, or vegetable oils. Depending on their behaviour on heating, they are volatile or fixed.


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Re: Human body odor

... or spear if he smelled so strong ? The human skin is quite a harsh environment for bacteria and other microbes: it is dry, low on nutrients, its oils and enzymes have antimicrobial properties and it is constantly being shed, which makes colonizing the skin difficult. Thus regular washing rarely ...

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by biohazard
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:37 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human body odor
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Re: Molecules entering the bloodstream from skin absorption

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by maymayrays
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:24 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Molecules entering the bloodstream from skin absorption
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Molecules entering the bloodstream from skin absorption

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by watermelonstand
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:42 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Molecules entering the bloodstream from skin absorption
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Essential Oils- Question

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by Hasansalhi
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:59 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Essential Oils- Question
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Non-Hygroscopic Lactic Acid?

... (doesn't absorb moisture) Lactic Acid powder. But I'm not sure if it'll work because it may take away the properties of lactic acid that absorbs oils for oily skin. Can anyone help me determine how I might either buy or make a non-perishable, lactic acid (or lactic acid like - meaning alpha hydroxy ...

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by TheRoseFire
Mon May 09, 2011 5:53 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Non-Hygroscopic Lactic Acid?
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