Dextrose and Grainy Henna Paste
Catherine Cartwright-Jones © 2004
I started with a grainy henna paste that was difficult to work with, which would not drape off the spoon (or drape a line), and always cracked off the skin as it dried. I added 1 part dextrose to 3 parts paste.
I stirred the dextrose into the paste.
I stirred and the texture changed within 1 minute.
After 2 minutes of srirring, I could drape the henna off the spoon.
After 3 minutes of stirring, the henna paste was very elastic and draped easily off the spoon.
Dextrose changed a poor textured, unworkable paste into a fine textured easily workable paste.
Henna and Saccharides
Can't find what you're looking for? Try:
The Henna Page Main Index
*"Henna, the Joyous Body Art"
the Encyclopedia of Henna
Catherine Cartwright-Jones © 2000
registered with the US Library of Congress