About the Entire Hennaing. PS. Thanks

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Posted by Natalie on May 29, 2002 at 00:31:26:

In reply to: Help with Terp Stain, Mrs. Jones, others? posted by Natalie on May 28, 2002 at 04:12:09:

In former posts on my terp experiment I wrote I use lemon juice fresh
with the henna powder. I let that sit for almost 29 hours at room
temp. I used my Jamila Henna (kept in an airtight freezer bag wrapped
in freezer paper and another light proof bag). It stained well before
the terps were added.

Then I mixed in the terps after 29 hours. I'd say 2 or 3 ml Cajeput,
1ml Ravensara, 1 capful (generous cap size) of Tea Tree. I had
started out mixing it with 2 tablespoons of paste. So I could add
more oil or powder as needed without over doing one or the other.
The smell became sickening after a bit because it was so strong it
went all over the house from just that small amount. I didn't use all
100 grams but I did use a good bit of it.

I let the paste set for around 48 hours with the terps. The top of
the paste had turned dark several times and I had stired it several

I applied the henna design for about an 1 and 30 minutes to 2 hours
and steamed really well. Drank hot chocolate.
The paste dried and fell off afterwards.
Then I steamed 2 or 3 more times.

Kept my hand warm all day and drank hot things. Kept warm that night.

This is day two with the pattern. It didn't darken only slightlly
after steaming.

Usually when I henna own hands the I get the same color in an hour or
two as I get in a 12 hour wrap. The color only takes so much on the
back of my hands and it stops. Thats it. The same henna will look
beautifully dark on my sister though. So even though I got the same
stains in around 2 hours as I did before with 12 I would still get
the same color with unterped henna in 2.
I have never seen this happen on anyone else's skin.

I guess I will try some more henna tonight and see what it looks like

While it is warm in the south. The heat isn't so hot now that the
henna would release the dye too fast like it might in July or August

My skin is also glassy. I thought the terps would help.

Thanks for helping. Let me know if you have any other ideas.



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