No reaction time for the EO's before freezing?
Posted by Jenna on May 20, 2002 at 14:15:36:
all before you put the henna into the freezer? Wow!
Going to try this, definitely!
: Gotta get this info to you right away, because it's a godsend for
: summer festivals and emergency appointments!
: what effect does freezing have on terped henna over a period of 2
: Each Tuesday:
: mix 25 g. Jamila henna with lemon juice
: next day: terp with 25 drops Tea Tree EO
: Immediately after terping, put paste in carrot bag, wrap carrot bag
: in aluminum foil and put it in the freezer
: (I dated each bag)
: Repeat each Tuesday for 7 weeks.
: Last frozen paste was started Tuesday before Sirius Henna
: was terped Wednesday, then put in freezer.
: Thursday morning before conference:
: mix one last batch of Jamila with lemon juice.
: Mixed in Tea Tree Friday morning.
: DID NOT FREEZE.
: Thursday morning, all frozen carrot bags of henna were put in a
: case with "blue ice" packet to keep frozen on flight to SSW. Friday
: morning the carrot bags had *just* thawed but were very cold.
: Saturday morning we tested.
: A midline was drawn up each arm from inner wrist to elbow bend.
: "fern leaves" were drawn on the thumb side of the line with each
: subsequent leaf in order from oldest frozen paste to newest frozen
: paste. Each leaf was of paste that had been frozen one week more
: recently than the previous. The oldest paste was at the elbow, and
: the newest paste was at the wrist.
: On the "pinky side" of the line, "fern leaves" were drawn, newest
: paste at the elbow and oldest paste at the wrist.
: Reversing the order of the pastes accomodated different staining
: between wrist and elbow.
: A large dot of the paste which was mixed fresh and never frozen was
: added at the elbow end of the line and the wrist end of the line.
: No special care whatsoever was taken.
: The temperature was in the high 70's with very low humidity. Most
: paste cracked and fell off in an hour or two.
: Next morning .............
: ALL THE PASTES, FROM ALL THE WEEKS, STAINED EXACTLY THE SAME
: FRESH AND FROZEN WERE IDENTICAL! 7 WEEK OLD FROZEN PASTE STAINS
: IDENTICAL TO 5,4,3,2,1, and NEVER FROZEN!
: We were bouncing higher than the coyotoes!
: Every person had exactly the same result: ALL paste gave equal
: THIS MEANS:
: you can mix a large batch of paste weeks ahead ... just stash it in
: the freezer in small bags immediatly after terping.
: you can pull one bag out for testing to make sure you have a good
: batch! Never again go to a show worried that you have a bad batch!
: You can pull out one bag of henna whenever you need it and just let
: it come up to room temp 24 hours ... and you know it's as good as
: fresh made!
: Now ... you can have a home-made terped paste ready to go in your
: freezer for emergencies, or you can mix up once and have henna
: to go for 2 months of festivals! No mix and waste! Just unfreeze
: enough for the next day. No wondering if you have a good batch when
: you go out the door!
: THANK YOU COYOTES! Thank you, Alissa for organizing Sirius
: Henna Conference (big round of applause)! Thank you everyone who
: came to the Conference! It was FANTASTIC!
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