Hmm, looks the same as my indigo...

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Posted by Nick on August 6, 2002 at 21:51:07:

In reply to: Re: Maybe something else? posted by Littlefox on August 6, 2002 at 17:36:38:

But my indigo doesn't act the same way.
When you mix it with water, does it smell like frozen peas? that's
the closest thing i can compare the smell of indigo to.
I'll do some tests and let you know.

: Oh I'm pretty sure it was Indigo. The group that I purchase from
: pretty careful about listing all ingredients.... Which actually
: me more curious as they listed the different blends of henna they
: were using to make the Blond Henna and Chestnut Henna and so
: Black apparently is pure indigo according to their info, though I'm
: probably going to ask for some more background on it....
: I didn't mix it with anything, the fine powder just happened to
: leaked out of the bag into the containing bag and when I looked
: my fingers were stained that funky blue-violet you get when you
: water on black ink and get that blue/purple wash. The stuff washed
: off after about three washings but it was something of a startle
: me to get in a sample of henna and look up and find my fingers
: blue.... unfortunately on the coloring side it was pretty pale
: for the creases where the dust must have settled while I was
: unpacking.
: Let me know if you can make any sense of it. It does have some
: and such in it, was poking at it last night through a filter, but
: just doesn't quite seem or smell like henna though it does have a
: rather distinctive smell.
: Littlefox


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