What is Jagua?

Introduction to Jagua

Jagua, also known as Genipa Americana, is a fruit native to the Amazonian rainforest in Central and South America. The juice of the unripe fruit is used to create a natural, semi-permanent dye that stains the skin a dark blue-black color. This dye has been used by indigenous communities for thousands of years for body decoration, medicinal purposes, and even as a natural insect repellent.

Jagua has gained popularity in recent years as an alternative to traditional henna, particularly for those who want a darker, longer-lasting stain. Unlike henna, Jagua is not a plant-based dye and has a slightly different application process. It also requires a longer processing time and may take up to 24-48 hours for the full color to develop. However, the end result is a beautiful, natural-looking blue-black stain that can last anywhere from 1-3 weeks depending on the individual’s skin type and aftercare.


  • Body Art Quality Jagua 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 appointment. I will prepare a special henna blend with Lavender essential oil which is safe for pregnant people/people with sensitive skin.