fall is harquus season? more info please (n/t)

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Posted by Lauren on October 17, 2001 at 00:45:45:

In reply to: Right nice haarquus recipe, for anyone who cares... posted by Nick on October 16, 2001 at 21:40:22:

: I was doing more experimenting today (fall is haarquus season!) and
: came up with this. It seems to be the best i've made yet. Recipe
: follows:
: frankincense (approx. 2-3 lentil sized chunks)
: tiger balm (about twice as much as the frank.)
: pine sap (about 1-2 lentil sized bits)
: finely ground black charcoal powder (natural wood, not briquettes)
: *or* i think kohl would work too, maybe better.
: Heat a few smallish chunks of frankincense in some kind of metal
: container over a candle. Add a small chunk of tiger balm to this.
: this cook til it is bubbling and amber colored. Blow out the
: At this point, add your pine sap and another larger chunk of tiger
: balm, re-lite the candle, and heat it just til it is well melted,
: which point you should add a tiny pinch of your charcoal. Mix well
: with a toothpick, and blow out the candle again. You should have a
: puddle of amber liquid, with the unmelted chunks of frankincense in
: it too. Using a toothpick that has been bent into a tiny L-shape on
: one end, but not broken, dip it in the liquid and use it with like
: stamp to make lines on your skin. Make dots by using only the end
: the toothpick. If the lines form peaks or strings when you pull the
: toothpick away, you need to add more tiger blam to thin out the
: consistency.
: Let the designs cool and harden a bit. With more of the
: charcoal/kohl, powder the designs the same way as you would if you
: were powdering liquid latex. Dab all areas with a little powder,
: then pat the rest of it off with your hand. This is what really
: the haarquus look black. You can even get a damp cloth and lightly
: dab the design to remove and grey smudges around it, and it will
: remain visable.
: When all is said and done, the designs are smudge proof to an
: (i.e. vigorous rubbing is a no-no), and can hold up through a
: washing with soap and water.
: I know that was long, confusing, and not terribly precise... but...
: just try things, and you'll know when you've got it right. One
: warning: DO NOT get the vapors from the melting tiger balm in your
: face! They make the eyes water a tad, just like eucalyptus fumes.
: Not highly painful, but still a nuisance.
: This recipe works really well because the tiger balm keeps
: melted while letting the temp drop a little, so you can work with
: longer, and it doesn't feel as hot going on.
: ~Nick


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