It’s important to note that every brand of henna as well as every years harvest of henna, will need a differing amount of water (or whichever liquid you chose to give consistency) to achieve your preferred consistency. Therefore the recipe below may be used with any henna powder however the water component will need to be adjusted to your requirements.
The Henna paste needs a certain amount of warmth for dye release to take place. If conditions are cooler this process will take longer. A thin film of orange coloured oil on top of your paste is a good sign that the mix is ready for the next stage, but best practice is to test the dye by daubing a bit of henna on your palm, leave for two minutes, and then remove. Start doing this after the paste has been sitting for 6 hours if the weather is warm, 12 hours if cool. A bright orange spot is evidence your henna is ready for the next stage. If the stain is pale leave it sit for longer testing every couple of hours.
Note: Freeze your henna when not in use. Fresh henna will lose its dying power after 2 days outside of refrigeration.
Below is an instructional clip from our ‘early days’. You will note a few of our ingredients (like lemon juice instead of water) have changed over the years. The above recipe is now our preferred mix.
If you want an easier method try our ‘Divine Brew Kit’ which has a unique, fool proof mixing technique as well as precise ingredient measures to insure the perfect consistency every time.
An easy method to pour your batch of henna paste into your henna applicator without making a big mess.