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« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2006 09:17:54 PM »

I have used henna before and do a lil trick so the design stays wetter longer, resulting in a darker design. Fill a spray bottle with water and a couple drops of lemon juice. Hold the bottle at least a foot away and spray evenly over the dry henna/construction paper/food coloring paste/whatever you are using, allow it to soak in before spraying again.

If you spray too much at once the water collects in certain spots, which can smudge your design or cause it to be darker in some parts, making it look splodgy. The same thing happens if you sprinkle water onto the design by hand.

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« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2007 09:12:27 PM »

If you're going to ingest it, it should be safe on your skin.  Most of the cosmetics restrictions apply to putting things on your eyelids - it's safe to eat, but could be absorbed through your eyelids, the thinnest skin on your body, and harm your eyes.  Paint yourself with it, make your food purty, but avoid putting it on or in your eyes....that applies to lots of things that are safe to use and eat.

While I'm not going to say that food coloring is unsafe to use on skin (cuz I think that it's probably fine) I just want to add that you should use caution because not all things edible are skin safe.  Mango, for example, while great to eat can give you an evil rash if you don't wash the juice off.

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« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2007 09:20:45 PM »

True...but food coloring is manufactured, not naturally grown.  With a culture that has to put "Caution: Contents Hot!" warning labels on coffee cups, I'm fairly certain they'd cover their arses and let us know if food coloring would react badly with human skin.

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« Reply #53 on: February 04, 2007 11:30:29 AM »

They warn you when stuff is hot because of lawsuits.  They aren't going to warn you if something is unsafe in an entirely different use than what it's for - in a lot of ways your stomach is the toughest part of your body, being a big bag of hydrochloric acid.  We all do things that aren't great for us - just don't assume that someone else is looking out and making sure.

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« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2007 03:58:23 AM »

yeah but the skin is pretty tough too and if its used in little kids homemade play dough I don't think an amount like that is really gonna mess you up. I mean its not like its being put in contact lenses like those idiots were doing a few years ago.

Just in case you can always do a patch test or use organic food coloring, I've seen it in a few health stores. I'm not sure how well it'll work but it is an alternative.

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« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2007 04:47:02 AM »

cool, Ill have to let my son make some of this, Thanks for sharing Smiley

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« Reply #56 on: March 30, 2007 05:04:39 PM »

Henna should only come in brown or red. To get black henna, a lot of the time it is mixed with PPD, a hair-dye ingredient. This can cause burns.

hoho boy! you just borught back a memory for me! i went to ocean city md on vacation with my friend when i was a hs sophomore and we walked the boardwalk in the sun and got henna tattoos.

yeah i wish i'd known they're not supposed to be black way back when. it was like this tar looking paste that sat on my arm for however long and then it was a black little tattoo. school started the week we got back and people thought it was cute (a rose). but after the black went away....the rose stayed. BRIGHT RED! lol. it itched like hell and looked like someone had branded me.

so listen up kids, the.fee.fairy is totally right!

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« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2007 09:58:57 AM »

One halloween my mother mixed massive amounts of food coloring with wet foundation and painted it all over my sister's body, arms legs and face (even hands) because she wanted to be a martian. the color stayed for about a week, but she is perfectly healthy
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« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2007 10:06:14 AM »

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