Re: Kimia and recipes... and yet another cajeput source recommendation

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Posted by Alissa on May 21, 2002 at 17:36:18:

In reply to: Kimia and recipes posted by Paul Cerra on May 21, 2002 at 15:20:59:

: Oh... in my admittedly limited experience, I have noticed no
: difference between using lime juice or lemon juice.

I haven't either.

:In fact, I've
: started using bottled grocery-store brand lemon juice because 1)
: cheaper and 2) it's plenty acidic and 3) it doesn't need to be
: strained. I've tried heating it up or even boiling it on the stove
: with whole cloves, but I noticed no difference in stain compared to
: just adding it straight, either at room temp or cold from the

I've tried these variations also, and found the same conclusions even!

: At this point, my recipe consists of nothing more than henna
: bottled lemon juice, a pinch of sugar, and tea tree oil, and I'm
: getting excellent stains. Of course, Cajeput does have a great
: reputation, and I'm sure I'll try some eventually.
: -P

This is really close to my own method/recipe. I prefer the cajeput
oil I have over the tea tree. I have the walmart tea tree, which has
a certain amount of tea tree funk to it's aroma. Cajeput is
menthol/minty and it just sits nicer in my nose. And it gives the
nicest stain (esp. for its price) of all the terps I've tried
(ravensara, frankincense, tea tree).

I happend to get my cajeput oil from Amaranthine Aromatics
( It's a very good price for the 8 oz bottle,
and while CCJ was visiting here I had her give my bottle a whiff with
her excellently trained Bunny's nose. She said yup, it was the good
kind after just one sniff.


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