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.

Mixing 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.

Mix 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.

After 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.

You 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

Once 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

Now 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.

Clean 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.

Scrape 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.