What is Henna?

Introduction to Henna


Henna is a natural dye obtained from the leaves of the henna plant, scientifically known as Lawsonia inermis. The plant is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Southern Asia, and Northern Australasia. The leaves are dried, crushed, and turned into a fine powder, which is then mixed with a liquid, such as water or lemon juice, to create a paste. Henna paste is traditionally used to create intricate designs on the skin, particularly on the hands and feet, for cultural and celebratory events such as weddings, festivals, and religious ceremonies.

Apart from its cosmetic use, henna has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It is believed to have cooling properties that can help alleviate headaches, reduce fever, and soothe skin irritations. Additionally, henna has also been used for hair conditioning and as a natural hair dye. Henna is a versatile plant with a wide range of uses, and its popularity continues to grow worldwide, as people embrace natural and eco-friendly alternatives to synthetic products.

Ingredients

  • Body Art Quality Henna Powder
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Essential oils – Lavender/Cajeput/Eucalyptus

Please let me know if you are pregnant or allergic to Eucalyptus essential oil prior to the henna appointment. I will prepare a special henna blend with Lavender essential oil which is safe for pregnant people/people with sensitive skin.