Henna is applied to your skin using a paste. Once applied, you will leave it on your skin for six hours or more (12-20 hours is strongly recommended when possible to achieve a darker, deeper color). After the desired time has passed, you will peel off the dried paste, using vegetable oil to rub off any residue (make sure to use only edible oils - no baby oil or mineral oils). The design will develop from an orange color to the traditional deep reddish brown color over a few days. The temporary design will fade naturally about 1-3 weeks depending on your skin regimen. The life of your design can be extended by avoiding water for several hours after removing the paste, avoiding suntan lotion or sunscreen on the area of your design, refraining from any scrubbing or using harsh lotions on the area, and staying away from chlorinated water.
The design process takes between 30 minutes for a simple design, to several hours for a more detailed design covering a larger area of the body. The session is completely painless as the paste is applied on top of the skin. Our Henna designs are done free-hand. We can duplicate almost any design you find, and all designs are customizable to fit your style or preference.
If desired, we can add some sparkle to your Henna design using cosmetic glitters which adhere to the paste. The glitter will stay on until the paste has dried and is removed.
Henna Paste Ingredient list:
USDA Certified Organic Rajasthani Indian Henna powder is used on pregnant bellies. Mixed with fructose sugar, lemon juice and Lavendar oil, the only essential oil proven to be safe for both mom and baby.
We also use the following fresh henna powders, which come from henna plants in the regions listed.
Organic Rajasthani Indian powder from India
Jamila Henna powder from Pakistan
Moroccan Henna powder from Morocco
Yemeni Henna powder from Yemen
Powders are mixed with fructose sugar, lemon juice and one of the following 100% pure essential oils:
Tea Tree Oil
Lavendar 40/42 Oil
Sweet Orange Oil
Different powders and oils produce different stains and results. The powders and oils we use are based on personal preference, allergies and skin sensitivities.