Ditto: careful with acidic crystals... you can overstep your bounds!

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Posted by Nick on July 30, 2002 at 13:41:13:

In reply to: Re: No dye release posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on July 30, 2002 at 13:36:52:

I've been using lemonade mix lately (citric acid and sugar) and it's
very important not to push the acid too far, or the henna will
release no dye. I always mix with water and taste it to make sure
it's right before i mix. The ascorbic acid is likely not necesary at
all in your recipe.

: Ditch the honey. Natasha had a batch of henna wherein the proteins
: the honey totally prevented dye release.
: Dried limes are very sour, and adding the ascorbic acid to that may
: have made your mix too sour. Ph 5.5 is ideal.


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