Homemade Henna: Easy 3 Simple Steps

by Henna on August 7, 2013

Home-made-Henna

 

It is easy to find ready made henna pastes in the market. But the problem is that they have added chemicals and preservatives to boost the color. Here is a simple and easy 3 step process to make your own home made henna.

Ingredients:

1. Henna Leaves or Henna Powder (you can buy them at a local ethnic market)
2. 1-2 Tablespoon black tea (or 2 tea bags)
3. 1 Lemon

Steps:

1. Add the black tea powder (or 2 tea bags) to 300 ml of water and boil for 15-20 minutes. Let it cool down by allowing it to sit for 30 minutes undisturbed.
2. Ground the fresh henna leaves (or henna powder) adding few drops of tea water and lemon to a consistency of tooth paste. Lemon enhances the color of your henna.
3. Add the remaining lemon to the paste and mix it well. Cover the paste and let this paste sit for an hour.

Application:

1. Clean the body part with soap and warm water to remove dust and impurities.
2. Rub with few drops of eucalyptus oil for a perfect application (you can also sprinkle lemon juice and moisten if you do not have eucalyptus oil).
3. Refer to our website for designs :)

Tips:

1. Let the henna sit on your hand or where ever applied as long as possible.
2. Drying up of henna is normal. You can enhance the moisture of it by dipping a cotton swab in eucalyptus oil or a solution of lemon juice and sugar and gently dabbing over the henna design.
3. Gently peel the henna off and do not wash your hands right away. If certainly needed, do so with cold water.

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