Mohana 2013 Dye Release Test Results
100g Mohana 2013 henna powder
1.25 cups room temperature bottled lemon juice
1oz cajeput essential oil
Ingredients mixed together all at once and left on kitchen counter ranging from 75-83F throughout the test period.
2 Tbsp of henna frozen at times noted after initial mixing.
All samples thawed for 1 hour at room temperature after freezing.
All samples applied to inner calf and left on skin for 4 hours, with exception of 42 hour sample, which fell off half way at 2.
Photo taken 48 hours after paste removal.
Results: Use Mohana 2013 crop between 6 (maybe less?) and 36 hours of mixing for optimal stain quality.
Other Observations: Henna becomes less stringy over time, especially after 36 hours. Stringiness and optimum available dye seem to be correlated – requires further testing.