Pre-made signature henna paste in an 8 ounce carrot bag. (made with organic henna powder, lemon juice, sugar, and an essential oil blend of tea tree, cajeput and niaouli). Each carrot bag makes 8-10 cones. 250 grams of henna paste.
- signature henna reciept
- 250 grams of paste / 8 ounces
- made with organic henna powder
- mixed with essential oils
- contains sugar
- made with lemon juice for a longer shelf life
- packaged in carrot bag
- ready to use
Our pre-made henna paste is made with our freshest organic henna powder and essential oils. Each 8 ounce carrot bag is ready for use--fill up your applicator for henna body art and do henna! Each batch is hand mixed to the perfect consistency. The paste already contains sugar so the henna will stay on the skin for longer without flaking off too soon. The carrot bag helps you fill your cello or mylar cones quickly. We recommend you packaged your henna paste as you want, and freeze the paste.
- Our signature recipe contains the following ingredients:
- Organic henna powder (lawsonia inermis)
- lemon juice
- tea tree essential oil
- cajeput essential oil
- naiouli essential oil
We recommend you use this paste for henna body art applications. When the paste arrives to you, fill your applicators and freeze them individually. When you are ready to use your henna, just thaw one cone or bottle at a time. Each 8 ounce carrot bag of pre-made henna paste will make about 8-15 cones, depending on the size of your cone. If you are using this paste with squeeze bottles, we recommend that you divide the paste into small bags and freeze them individually. Keep in mind, henna paste is perishable, and will lose dye quality if you freeze and thaw the paste multiple times
THE HENNA PASTE PROCESS:
Henna paste must be carefully made to perfection in order to get the right consistency, stain quality, and flow. Our henna paste is handmade in small batches and tested each time for stain quality. Henna paste starts with raw materials. The henna is grown in hot, arid climates, like the farms of Morocco, India, and Pakistan. The henna is harvested just before the cooler months and monsoon seasons. Once harvested, the plants are put in the sun to dry. When the plants are dry, they are moved into large bags and transported to an indoor facility. This is where the henna plant gets ground up into a powder. Industrial machines help seperate the leaves from the veins and sticks. The leaves get crushed into a powder and sifted multiple times to yield a smooth, silky powder.
The powder is stored and packed in a temperature controlled facility. When we import the henna, we store the powders in a cool, dark place. Contrary to modern thought, henna should be stored in a cool, dark place, and NOT in the fridge or freezer. The powder is exposed to too much moisture in the fridge or freezer and will lose dye quality if not stored properly.
We mix the henna powder in small batches for our various pre-made pastes and cones. The henna powder gets mixed with lemon juice or water and sugar. We then add essential oils (for body art paste) and let the mixture rest. This resting time allows the henna paste go through dye release. Dye release is the time henna requires in order to release the lawsone dye molecule. This molecule is released with the presence of heat and acidity. We wait about 8-12 hours before packaging the henna paste.
The henna paste gets packaged into carrot bags first. Our Pre-Made paste is packed in carrot bags so the user can fill his/her own applicator. To make henna cones or mehndi cones, the henna gets squeezed into mylar or cello cones from the carrot bag. We then individually seal each henna cone and tape it shut. Each cone is then stored flat in our freezer until it is ready for use. We store ALL of our henna paste in the freezer. Henna paste can last up to 6 months in the freezer, 3-5 days in the fridge, and only 2-3 days at room temperature. It is best to store unused henna paste in the freezer. Repeated freezing and thawing will make the paste lose dye quality.