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gender specific oils

To: alt.lucky.w
From: "John M. Hansen" 
Subject: Re: gender specific oils
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 16:00:59 -0400

"young one"  wrote in message
> i've actually read somewhere that just virgin olive oil is a good
generic oil. now, i'm sure this goes for a particular way of
spellcasting, but it would show a basis at least.
> come to think of it, there's an herbalist in town... :D
> cheers
> -tyo

    Olive oil is a good general purpose oil.  It accepts charges
(vibrations or whatever) well and holds them.  Virgin Olive Oil is
just the first pressing.   There is a lot more virgin oil on the
market now because the producers are using hydraulic presses that
squeeze out more oil on  the first pressing than previously.  Don't
get impressed by virgin olive oil, as it is much a marketing ploy as
anything else.  This is especially true when there is a price
difference of more than 10 cents a gallon.
Best Wishes,
John M. Hansen

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Subject: Re: gender specific oils
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"young one"  wrote in message
> so then, would that mean that extra virgin would also be no better
really than just plain ol' olive oil?
> thanks
> -tyo

    Yes, they are the same thing, Extra Virgin Oil is just oil from
the first pressing, like Virgin Olive oil.  In the 'old days' the
pressure in pressing the oils was about 200 pounds per square inch
maximum.  With the new hydraulic presses, it's possible that the first
pressing will be 2,000  pounds per sq.inch.  That gets out about 98%
of the oil, and as it's the first pressing it's all virgin or extra
    In the 'old days', after the first pressing they would 'rake the
cake,' or mix up the pressed cake to prepare it for the next pressing.
This would make the second pressing oil come out a bit 'greener', or
darker in color.  I have no idea what they do now for a second
pressing, as the hydraulically pressed  cake is as hard as a brick.
(It becomes animal feed)
    You can some times find premium (Meaning very expensive) 'hand
pressed oils,'  These are not supposed to be hydraulically pressed,
but no one guarantees this.  I don't think that they are worth the
money.  Even my friends the gourmet cooks say there's no real
difference between them and a regular 'machine pressed' or
hydraulically pressed oil.
Best Wishes,
John M Hansen

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