Final results of terp amount test


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Posted by Lauren on July 18, 2002 at 13:40:26:

I'm sorry, I just realized I forgot to post the end results.
To recap, I made up a bunch of henna as usual and separated it out
into 50-gram batches. I added 1/4 lm, 1/2 ml, 1ml, 2ml, 3ml, 4ml,
5ml, and 6ml of cajeput oil to each and let them develop for 24
hours. I've been using 5ml, or 1 teaspoon, for this much. I then
applied them to my shin in the now-classic henna testing leaf
pattern, up one side and down the other. I took pictures (okay,
they're really out of focus) of them at paste removal, at 4 days, and
8 days. The fade after that was steady from where it appears at 8
days.
What I found was that at first, the colors were about the same. As
it developed, the lesser amounts did not get as dark as the greater.
The break point seems to be 2-3ml. Based on this test, that's the
amount I would recommend. This is a convenient number, as combined
with CCJ's previous test to see about the effects of freezing, it
means that 100 grams of powder needs 15ml or 1/2 ounce of oil, which
is how it's usually packaged, and you can freeze what you're not
going to use immediately.
Pictures are at the link below.
Lauren

 


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