What is Henna?
Henna is a small tree/shrub which is found in Southern Asia, Northern Africa and Northern Australasia.
The leaves of the Henna Plant are dried, milled and sifted to create a powder which is mixed with liquids such as water and lemon juice to create a Henna Paste.
When henna is first removed from the skin it has an orange stain and darkens over the next 24-48 hours to a maroon/brown color.
Soles of the feet and palms have the thickest layer of skin which take up the most Lawson therefore the hands and feet will have the darkest and most long-lasting stains.
Natural Henna stains only brown to maroon color. Products sold as "black henna" or "neutral henna" DO NOT contain henna, but instead are made from other substances
What is Hengua (Jagua Henna)?
Hengua is a blend of Jagua Juice and Henna.
Jagua is a fruit from the Genipa Americana Tree and grows in the tropical and sub tropical regions of South and Central America and Southern Mexico.
It has been primarily used by the indigenous people of Columbia, Peru and Panama.
The juice from the fruit contains a natural dye which leaves a black stain on the skin. It stains the skin in a similar way as henna.
When the paste of hengua is first removed from the skin, it stains light grey and darkens over the next 24-48 hours to a black/dark brown.
If you are allergic to any berries or have very sensitive skin it is advised to test a small patch before doing a full tattoo as some people may be allergic to the Jagua juice.
What is PPD?
PPD (Para-phenylendiamine) which is found in most "black henna" can cause severe allergic reactions, with blistering intense itching, permanent scarring and permanent chemical sensitivities.
Avoid purchasing Henna which is not handmade and has commercially branded wrapping.
If they do not list the ingredients for henna and the ingredients do not sound Natural-DO NOT PURCHASE as it is not real Henna.
How to schedule a Henna Appointment?
How to Make Henna Paste with 100 Grams Henna Powder
Reviews from Etsy Customers
Kristin on Jan 2, 2023
Great cones and beautiful. I was sent two bonus cones also that were beautiful!
Nicole on Dec 16, 2022
My old henna had lost it's ability to stain, so I ordered here. First, it came so fast, which I love. Second, the stain is incredible. It's too much of ahassle to upload pics, but the henna is really dark. In, fact, I drew a design I didn't like, quickly washed it off, but it's still there. Wow! The jagua cone is new to me, but the stain is great, the product easy to use. Well packaged. Can't say enough good things. Thank you!
Lucy on Dec 24, 2022
Perfect for henna freckles and already comes pre cut with a reusable metal stopper! color is great!
Justyce Shadae on Oct 15, 2022
Henna Cones Eucalyptus/Tea Tree
I’ve ordered from 3 different shops and didn’t like their consistency. But this henna is the best quality I’ve used! Very excited be a long term buyer. And the shipping was very fast!