|After Henna Application||After Henna Removal|
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Mixed batch of MDH® henna a couple of days beforehand and refrigerated until application. Warmed to room temperature prior to application. Of the henna I have at the moment, this is the freshest (it has a green color, while the Zaquia Foods® henna I have is older and brown colored). Mixture was basically just henna, RealLemon® lemon juice, and a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil. Henna was sifted through nylon pantyhose, and after mix was made, the paste was filtered through another layer of pantyhose.
This was first design where I started by attempting to copy a pattern (one of Catherine Cartwright Jones' free ones).
Paste was left on overnight, and then steamed off.