Re: don't need to

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Posted by Jenna on May 13, 2002 at 11:56:33:

In reply to: don't need to posted by Anne Beltestad on May 13, 2002 at 02:50:23:

Thanks, Anne - this helps a lot. I have incredibly sensitive skin
myself, and it "looks" delicate - natural ivory shade and soft
texture - and I've never felt even a tingle from henna (makes for a
nice contrast, though!). So seeing all the henna all over me may be
good for reassurance. Many thanks for the input!


Hi Jenna,
: when I first started out I did the same thing (great idea by the
: more people should try it) though more informally at parties and
: such. I always told people what was in the mix, but I think a
: is unnecessary.
: You might want to ask them if they have sensitive skin; we did this
: with Gilded Lilies when we were using clove and eucalyptus oil
: directly on the skin. But then at a busy festival we'd forget in
: heat of everything and never had a problem. Never used waivers
: I guess there are people here using waivers for henna, personally I
: think it's excessive, and could cause them to have doubts or fears
: about the safety of henna. (PPD slingers use waivers, tattooists and
: piercers use waivers...I think you're putting henna in the category
: "something potentially dangerous" if you have a waiver)
: Explaining to them what's in it, or a small patch test, should
: satisfy even the most paranoid, especially when combined with a
: reassuring smile and henna all over you!
: I often tell worried parents, etc that I am very sensitive to all
: kinds of chemicals (true; i can smell a cigarette at 500 feet) and
: have never had a problem. this works best of course when they can't
: see my tattoos!
: have fun,
: Anne


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