Results of test of amounts of terp oil

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Posted by Lauren on August 27, 2002 at 12:41:53:

In reply to: Re: Terpineol is better? posted by Maureen on August 27, 2002 at 04:29:40:

A few months ago I did a test to see how much terp oil was needed and
how much was too much. I used cajeput oil and did the Serious
Official Test Leaf Pattern on my shin. The pattern is to draw a leaf
of eah henna up one side and down the other of a body part so what
you get isn't affected overly by where it's placed. Per 50 grams of
paste, I added 6ml, 5ml, 4ml, 3ml, 2ml, 1ml, 1/2ml, and 1/4ml. I
don't know how much this works out to in drops- I would assume the
size of your droppper makes a difference. I left the paste on for an
hour then scraped off. During the week I showered in chlorinated
water but did not scrub the area.
At paste removal, there was very little difference in color between
all the leaves. At 4 days, the 6,5,4, and 3 were the same solid
dark, the 2 and 1 were the same slightly lighter solid, and the 1/2
and 1/4 were lighter than that. At 8 days, 1/4 was almost gone and
1/2, 1, and 2 were each a bit darker than the previous paste. From 3
to 6 were about the same in darkness and wear. All had begun to
crack but I didn't notice a difference between the 3 and 6 in how
they wore.
My conclusion is that while it makes a lot of difference to put less
than 3ml per 50 grams of paste, it makes no discernible difference to
add even up to twice that amount.
You can see the pictures at the link below.


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