Mixing 100 gram Henna Powder Recipe
Making your own
henna is not difficult to do! Make sure you mix up your henna the day before
you plan on using it to ensure it has enough time to release the dyes.
Henna Paste Ingredients: 100gr henna powder
1 & 1/4 cup of preserved lemon juice (any brand)
1 fl oz of Essential Oil (Cajaput or Lavender)
Sugar (up to 1/2 a cup) depending on weather. start by adding 1 table spoon at a time until you reach smooth consistency.
all the ingredients together and stir well until the paste has a smooth
consistency. (Make sure to break up any lumps that form and fully incorporate
all of the powder.) Cover
your bowl with plastic wrap, pressing the wrap directly onto the surface of the
paste. Place a paper towel over the plastic wrap and place another smaller bowl
or other item to put a little bit of weight over the plastic bowl. Leave in dry
a warm place for about12 hours.
the 12 hours, apply a small amount of paste on the palm of your hand and see if
henna stains skin after 5 minutes. (Timed)
Henna paste is ready to cone when stain is pumpkin orange on your palm. Some
henna powders can take up to 24 hours for a maximum dye release.
can adjust the consistency of the paste as desired by adding additional water or lemon juice a little bit at a time.
Filling Henna Cones
you are happy with your henna stain, itís time to fill cones! Gloves are recommended for this part. Add the paste to a carrot bag
(Itís easiest if you stand the carrot bag in an empty glass while you fill it with henna.) Fill the cellophane cones until Ĺ full by gently squeezing the henna out of the carrot bag. Seal the ends of the cones by folding and rolling the end and taping to secure.
Applying henna & after care
is the time youíve been waiting for, creating henna art! Cut a small portion
off your henna tip. Construction paper or laminated sheets are
great to practice on before applying to the skin.
the skin with alcohol before you begin. Add a small amount of glitter to the
wet paste with a poof bottle for a temporary sparkle. When the henna gets dry
and the lines start cracking, add sealant. The longer the henna paste remains on the skin, the darker your design will get.
the dried paste after 2-8 hours. Olive oil or lemon juice can be used to remove any stubborn spots of henna. Apply balm to keep the stained area moisturized and provide a barrier before washing. The stain will start as a pumpkin orange and darken over the next 48 hours. Henna stains last 1-3 weeks.