Help with Terp Stain, Mrs. Jones, others?

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Posted by Natalie on May 28, 2002 at 04:12:09:

I applied the terped henna mix to my hand this morning. I kept the
paste on for 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours while holding my hand
over a pot of steaming water and keeping myself warm drinking hot

The steam kept the henna very moist and it stayed on well. After
steaming the henna dried quickly and came off. I steamed the hennaed
skin again twice. Through out the day I kept warm and made sure my
hand was warm. The problem is the henna has not darkened!
It's terped!
The stain is about the same color the usual stain is. It isn't any
darker. The pattern is on the back of my left hand.

I mixed most of a box of henna with 2 to 3 ml of Cajeput, 1 ml of
Ravensara, 1 capful of Tea Tree. All of the oils smelled really
strong when added to the paste. The paste itself had set for 28-29
hours before the terps. After the terps the paste had set around 48
hours. I'm so disapointed :( I wanted the terps to work.

My hands were free of oil and lotion. Freshly washed again to make
I did not seal or wrap the henna.
I did not add sugar or even dap lemon on. I let the steam keep it
The paste fell off afterwards on its on.

I can't figure where I went wrong. My henna powder is fresh and good.
And the terps seem to be of a good quality. Once poured out of the
bottle it was very strong.



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