one more idea
Posted by Alissa on May 29, 2002 at 13:16:50:
I can't remember if someone already posted this but just in case, it
sounds like you used to little oil to the ammount of powder you
mixed. I typically use about 2 ml per heaping *teaspoon* of dry henna
powder. If you mixed close to 100 gms. with about 5 ml. of terps that
might be why it didn't do much.
My method is to mix up enough to fill a j-bottle, plus a little extra
to top it off with as I go. For me, that's about 2 heaping spoons of
powder, mixed with lemon and a healthy pinch of table sugar. Then, I
add a dropperful of terp oil (usually cajeput) per spoon of powder
(so usually 2 dropperfuls).
One last idea ... I'm not sure if you are keeping your henna in a
covered bowl/closed ziploc baggie or some oher airtight environment
while it sits to cure. I remember other folks' posting that they
didn't realize that by leaving the mixed henna in an open bowl, they
were interferring with the terp "magic." If you already are, great --
but if you aren't using an airtight container that might be part of
the issue for your terp experiments.
Also, what *brands* of terp oil are you using? There are so many
brands and some seem to be more helpful with henna than others.
Does any of this help>? My apologies if I'm just repeating what my
fellow artists have wrote -- I havent had a chance to read all the
posts of late.
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