Can y'all give me a cheat sheet?

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Posted by Darla so Dreadly on May 23, 2002 at 03:16:23:

So tis the season! The season to put terps back in my henna that is!

I need some lil' info tidbits, here's what I've been doing, but my
paste has not been as boisterous as I'd like. I've seen some of the
designs I've done on folks the next day and they just dont look as
dark as they could be. my recipe:

- one big tablespoon of jamilla henna mixed with grapefruit juice,
left to set covered with saran wrap overnight

- next day, sugar and eucalyptus oil added to get the right
consistency, paste is strained through a stocking and put in a
ziplock bag

- paste is used maybe 10 hours later

So my questions are about terping up my recipe. I have copious
amounts of cajeput and tea tree, but I sure do like the smell of the
eucalyptus better. Have any of you used cajeput AND eucalyptus? And
what about adding the sugar, am I doing that at the right time? Just
trying to figure out the chemistry here...

And I always use a grapefruit juice and sugar solution on my
customers, even if I have to give them a to-go bag with a soaked
cotton ball of the stuff!


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