Friday, August 26, 2005
In the past, FAB has mentioned the proliferation of bath products we'd like to eat. This trend, while dangerous, is not the least bit disturbing. The other day when we were washing the dishes, we noticed a new flavor of dishwashing detergent had taken up residence at the FAB kitchen sink: Palmolive Aromatherapy Lavender and Ylang Ylang Essences. We had no idea what the hell ylang ylang was other than some newfangled Asian-sounding hippie dippy aromatherapy scent. According to the geniuses at encyclopedia.com, ylang ylang (ē´läng-ē´läng) is a "perfume oil obtained by distillation of the fragrant flowers of Cananga odorata, a large tropical Asian tree of the custard-apple family. The oil is highly valued for soaps, cosmetics, and expensive perfumes, particularly in what are known as Oriental blends." Now don't get me wrong, I'll wash my dishes in all manner of soap just as long as the dishes get clean, but for some reason I think lavender and Asian custard-apple perfumes should stay in body scrubs and bubble baths and leave my dirty frying pans and shot glasses to the superior cleaning power of citrus. Quite frankly, lavender scented spoons disturb me.