fascinating experiment... i can't wait to hear more and see pics too?? NT

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Posted by Alissa on June 6, 2002 at 16:38:13:

In reply to: "How Much Oil" test results- you will NOT believe what I found out!!! posted by Lauren on June 6, 2002 at 13:33:09:

: I wanted to find out how much oil we actually need to terp our
: so I did an experiment. I have pictures that will be posted when
: this is all finished tomorrow.
: I mixed up some good quality henna with lemon juice and white sugar
: to mashed-potato consistency and sealed it overnight on the counter
: at about 70 degrees. The next morning I had dye release so I added
: more lemon juice to application consistency, then about noon I
: separated the henna into eight batches of 50 grams each. Into
: I mixed 1/4ml, 1/2ml, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6ml of cajeput oil. I
: sealed these and let them sit for about 26 hours on the counter.
: was probably up to 80 that afternoon and 70s at night. Yesterday I
: applied the batches in the now-traditional leaf-test pattern up and
: down one leg. I left it on uncovered and did nothing to heat it
: body temp and 80 degree room for two hours, then rubbed the henna
: At paste removal there was NO DIFFERENCE between the 6ml and the
: 1/4ml mixes! Now, at about 16 hours, the 1/4ml is about half a
: lighter than the rest and the 1/2 looks like it might be losing a
: little ground, but both are still respectably deep. There is NO
: difference between the 1,2,3,4,5, and 6ml leaves.
: I'll post again tomorrow when the stain is finished developing with
: more results, and again at one week to report fading differences,
: for now, I'd say I at least have been seriously wasting oil. I've
: been putting way more than this in. This is especially good news
: those of us that love frankincense and cardamom oils, which are too
: pricey to dump in but too lovely not to use.
: Yay! More later...
: Lauren


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