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Henna Paste Ingredients

 

Ingredients in Henna Paste

 

High quality paste consists of:

  • A good henna powder
  • A sour activator -releases dye from the henna powder.
  • A tannin -enhances the henna color.
  • A terpene-helps further enhance the henna color.
  • And a sugar-to smoothen the texture of henna and prevent less breakage in the design lines so that more parts of the design can work in penetrating into the skin and giving a better color.

Note: Aromatherapy grade oils are the safest and most effective.

 

Below is a diagram of ingredients that work best in a henna paste:

Ingredients For Henna Paste

TANNINS

SOUR ACTIVATOR

SUGAR SMOOTHENER

TERPENES: (ESSENTIAL OILS)

dark tea dried limes sugar eucalyptus globulus
black pepper dried lemons brown sugar tea tree
cloves lemon juice (fresh or bottled) dextrose lavender
tamarind lime juice (fresh or bottled) fructose *clove
dark coffee grapefruit juice honey *cinnamon
dried pomegranate seeds orange juice jaggery/gur (hardened chunks of brown sugar found at an Indian grocery store) *black pepper
citric acid powder vinegar molasses frankincense
saffron     cajeput
cardamom     geranium
cinnamon     ravensara
sumac     cypress or cypress tips
      cardamom
      naiouli
      (Low in terpenes but still good)
      thyme
      pine
      neroli
      rosemary
      marjoram
      juniper
* Skin irritant.  Very strong oils. Use in very small quantities or avoid.

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