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I feel dirty

In the morning I use aftershave or eau de toilette. It's commonly known that all perfumes contain at least a little cow's pee.

This afternoon I used my "After-Bite" pen to dab my mosquitobites (the electric lemonscented anti-bug vaporizer I bought recently does jackSHIT!) and I read it. Active agent: 3.5% Ammonia. And yes, that's the stuff found (amongst others) in cow poo.

And so, a big part of the civilized world's population covers themself in pee and poo. Think we should tell 'em? ;)

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damanique
Jul. 10th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
Actually, I never knew that there was cow pee (or poo o_O) in perfumes.

Also, ammonia is also present in urine. You can bleach something if you pee on it a lot.

What's so nice about cow pee that we put it into perfumes, then? Some sort of animal attraction smell? XD
rob_d
Jul. 10th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
OK, I exaggerated a little ;)

The truth about perfume: A bunch of them use animal sources.
Animal sources

* Ambergris: Lumps of oxidized fatty compounds, whose precursors were secreted and expelled by the Sperm Whale. Ambergris is commonly referred as "amber" in perfumery and should not be confused with yellow amber, which is used in jewelry.
* Castoreum: Obtained from the odorous sacs of the North American beaver.
* Civet: Also called Civet Musk, this is obtained from the odorous sacs of the civets, animals in the family Viverridae, related to the Mongoose.
* Honeycomb: Distilled from the honeycomb of the Honeybee.
* Musk: Originally derived from the musk sacs from the Asian musk deer, it has now been replaced by the use of synthetic musks.

But.... there's more. Only read on if you're not weak of heart. Clicky
damanique
Jul. 10th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, that link... I mean, ew.

So that's why they call it toilet water, huh ;)
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