Not anybody elses, but my own personal haarquus season... sorry if i confused anyone!

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Henna Page Forum ] [ FAQ ]

Posted by Nick on October 17, 2001 at 19:08:43:

In reply to: fall is harquus season? more info please (n/t) posted by Lauren on October 17, 2001 at 00:45:45:

Fall is my haarquus season because i can't henna as frequently as in
summer. It's also nice to sit outside with the smells of frankincense
and a warm candle on a cold afternoon.

: : I was doing more experimenting today (fall is haarquus season!)
: i
: : 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
: : *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.
: Let
: : this cook til it is bubbling and amber colored. Blow out the
: candle.
: : At this point, add your pine sap and another larger chunk of
: : balm, re-lite the candle, and heat it just til it is well melted,
: at
: : which point you should add a tiny pinch of your charcoal. Mix
: : with a toothpick, and blow out the candle again. You should have
: : puddle of amber liquid, with the unmelted chunks of frankincense
: : it too. Using a toothpick that has been bent into a tiny L-shape
: : one end, but not broken, dip it in the liquid and use it with
: a
: : stamp to make lines on your skin. Make dots by using only the end
: of
: : the toothpick. If the lines form peaks or strings when you pull
: : 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
: : were powdering liquid latex. Dab all areas with a little powder,
: and
: : then pat the rest of it off with your hand. This is what really
: makes
: : the haarquus look black. You can even get a damp cloth and
: : 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
: extent
: : (i.e. vigorous rubbing is a no-no), and can hold up through a
: gentle
: : washing with soap and water.
: : I know that was long, confusing, and not terribly precise...
: : 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
: : 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
: everything
: : melted while letting the temp drop a little, so you can work with
: it
: : longer, and it doesn't feel as hot going on.
: : ~Nick


Follow Ups

Post Followup


Optional link URL:   
Link title:   
Optional image URL:   
Served by ruboard 2.1.1; Copyright © 1998 by Andrew Maltsev.