|Mixing Instruction suggestions.
- Take the juice of one lemon (1 tablespoon) and strain through a tea
- Add 9 drops of Henna, Mehandi or Eucalypsus Oil to Lemon Juice
- Measure 6 tablespoons of henna powder into empty mixing bowl
- Add the liquid to powder using a fork and blend in until evenly
- Brew very strong tea using twice the amount of tea. Some artists add
pomegranate juice and other secret ingredients.
- Slowly blend in the tea with a stick or spatula or spoon a little at
a time for a smooth paste consistency that will slowly flow.
- Load your cone one half full.
- Let stand for at least 3 hours or preferably refrigerate overnight.
Shelf life of 10 days maximum.
- Before applying let stand at room temperature for a least one hour.
Hands and feet take the best stain. The soles of the feet and palms of the
hand are the ultimate testing ground. A small design in the palm is
a good area for your first application.
Individual body chemistry and body heat determine the final color and
intensity. The color range is from beige/brown to rust/red or burgundy.
- Wipe the area first with Clear Ammonia and then alcohol. Let Dry.
- Apply a light amount of Henna, Mehandi or Eucalyptus oil.
- Squeeze cone while moving along to apply paste, much like cake
decorating. Keep a sewing needle handy to keep tip clean.
- When the paste begins to harden and crack a solution of 1 tablespoon
fresh squeezed and strained lemon juice mixed with 1 teasoon of sugar
can be lightly dabbed on with a cotton ball. This (optional step) seems
to remoisten and impart more stain into the skin.
- Do not scrape off teh paste. Let it flake off on its own.
- Do not wash the area for at least 12 hours because it will take the
henna another 8 to 14 hours to darken to its final color.Depending on
humidiy the paste should dry in about one hour. In 24 hours a second
application can be made for even darker results.
Be patient. Have Fun.