All About The Henna Plant
Henna is a flowering plant used since antiquity to dye skin, hair, fingernails. The name is also used for dye preparations derived from the plant, and for the art of temporary tattooing based on those dyes. Natural henna only stains reddish brown or dark brown not black.
We use only 100% natural henna and other natural ingredients like lemon juice, sugar, cloves, essential oils like eucalyptus to make the henna paste.
Henna Leaves Crushed In To Powder
Henna derives from a plant known as Lawsonia Inermis, whose leaves are dried and crushed to make a powder with natural dying properties.
Since it is difficult to form intricate patterns from coarse crushed leaves, henna is commonly traded as a powder made by drying, milling and sifting the leaves.
The dry powder is mixed with lemon juice and /or strong tea to make a preparation with toothpaste-like consistency, which can be used to make finely detailed body art. The henna mix must rest for 6 to 24 hours before use.
Henna Being Applied With A Handmade Cone
The paste can be applied with many traditional and innovative tools, including resist, a cone, syringe. A light stain may be achieved within minutes, the longer the paste is left on the skin, the stronger the stain will be, and should be left for several hours. To prevent it from drying or falling off the skin, the paste is often sealed down by dabbing a sugar/lemon mix over the dried paste, or simply adding some form of sugar to the paste.