This festive season make your own henna paste for beautiful artwork
Henna plant is one of the oldest cosmetics ever used by people and is a safer option for coloring hair and decorating hands and feet. Natural henna seldom causes any adverse reactions as long as you qualify hypersensitivity test. Natural henna is generally safe as it contains no chemical dyes or other dangerous chemicals. Henna is a great way to make designs on your hands, feet and other body parts. The benefit is that these designs or tattoos don’t last longer, giving you a choice of making designs anew. In this way you can prevent your skin from damaging effects of chemical tattoos. After the henna is processed, you can use your own creativity to create absolutely any design you are interested in. In this blog we would like to share with you “how to make henna paste at home to have tattoo designs like professional”.
- Buy henna with a greenish tint; the usual color of henna leaves powder.
- Sift (go for uniform particle size) henna powder to get rid of uneven powder which may clog the applicator tip.
- It is advised to add lemon juice until the consistency of henna paste is between toothpaste and pudding.
- If substance appears too thick after adding lemon juice, you may add more lemon juice to get desired consistency.
- Smash all lumps to make a uniform paste while stirring.
- Use oils that contain terpinols like eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil.
- Keep this mixture aside for 24 hours at room temperature to draw the dye out of the henna.
- Fill the paste in a cone of suitable size or in a container based on your needs.