Henna Kit Mixing Instructions
Pour powder into storage bowl or plastic container. Choose a container that is shallow you can put a lid on is best. In a pinch a plastic ziploc bag, plastic grocery bag wrapped several times around or saran wrap will work. ( If you are traveling with henna mix directly in carrot bag )
Mix in Sugar Packet
Mix in Essential Oil ( Our essential oil is therapeutic grade, not aromatherapy grade. Adding in extra oil will ruin the paste and cause it to be unsafe for skin use.)
Mix in Filtered Water to desired consistency. A mashed potato consistency is best, the lumps will dissolve while sitting.
Let sit 4-6 Hours at 70-75 degrees on counter or 24 hours in the Fridge, cooler temps slow down dye release.
Mix well by hand for 10 minutes or with electric mixture for 3-5 minutes.
Add water in by drops to smooth out any clumps. * It’s better to not over pour water, the only way to fix it is with more powder*
Paste Consistency + Stain Test | Always check your paste for 10 minutes with a small dot on the palm of your hand.
Paste Consistency should be stiff enough to hold a dot, but soft enough to form a round smooth top and not a point. More like a Candy Dot, less like a Hershey’s kiss.
Stain Test , scrape off the dot of henna paste. Skin should appear pumpkin orange underneath. This means the dye has released properly and is ready for skin, hair, eyebrows or nail application.
Large Batch Henna Recipe 100 Grams
100 Grams Organic Natural Henna Powder
10 Oz Filtered Water | Adjust to daily humidity and Temperature
¼ Sugar | Adjust to daily humidity and Temperature
1.5 Oz Essential Oil | Skin Safe, Therapeutic Grade
( Only use Lavender for Henna Crowns, Pregnancy, or Sensitive Skin Types. Avoid Spike Lavender or Aromatherapy Grade)
Paste proportions for our recipes have been tested and proven to work best for our henna powder blends. If humidity extremely high or climate is extremely cool. Paste may inconsistent to your surroundings. Best use is at 70-75 degrees, humidity low at 20-30%.
HENNA PASTE + PRODUCTS
Ready to Use Henna Cones + Bulk Paste should be FROZEN immediately when not in use. Henna Paste is at it's best Frozen and used within 6 months, but lasts up to 1 year Frozen. Store in Freezer when not in use, the consistency can change slightly if the temperature changes often. To keep the paste consistency from changing store in FRIDGE up to 5 DAYS for best staining results. After 5 days in the fridge or in and out of the freezer too often the henna paste will start to darken and the natural dye will start to die out and the staining potential will decrease and eventually not stain at all. Henna can be used to stain skin, nails, eyebrows and unprocessed hair.
Henna that is "dead" and no longer will stain the skin can be used as a natural deep conditioner for hair, mix the old paste with a skin oil and avoid wasting any paste !
Ready to Use Jagua Cones should be FROZEN immediately and kept frozen when not in use. Please read about the differences between Jagua and henna on the Henna/Jagua page. To keep the paste consistency from changing store in FRIDGE up to 5 DAYS for best staining results. After 5 days in the fridge or in and out of the freezer too often the henna paste will start to darken and the natural dye will start to die out and the staining potential will decrease and eventually not stain at all. Jagua can be used to stain the skin, nails, eyebrows and unprocessed hair.
Essential Oils + Powder should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.
Safety + Use of Products
Do not apply henna to open cuts, wounds, ect.
Do not apply henna to the face underneath the eyes, the essential oils are very strong and not meant for sensitive areas of skin.
Do not apply on kids underage age 5, because of unknown allergies at this age.
Do not apply henna to anyone with allergies to aspirin, fava beans, or mothballs or G6PD Deficiency. ( This can pose a life threatening situation, if they are allergic to these items, they are potentially allergic to natural henna as well. At the end of the day it’s still a plant, just like nettles or sage.
Respect that henna is a traditional practice among many cultures. Henna is not specific to just one culture or race. But is more commonly known for Bridal Mehndi Adornment in Eastern Regions of the World.
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