How To Make ARQ For Nails? OR How To Make Henna Nail Paint? OR How To Make Nail Mehndi?

By | May 12, 2016

Remove existing nail polish a day or two before applying arq or henna nail paint. Remember to stir the paste each time you use it.


  • ½ cup (130 ml) boiled spring -or distilled water, cooled to warm
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) uncolored, neutral henna powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) plain organic yogurt (optional)
  • 2-3 drops eucalyptus oil (optional)


  1. In a plastic or glass bowl, mix neutral henna and water to form a paste. Store the mixture in a sealed container in refrigerator for 2-3 days only.
  2. Using a chopstick or flat-edged toothpick, globe the henna paste on each of your clean, dry nails and cuticles. Keep the paste till it dries.
  3. Remove the arq/paste. Rinse your fingers in lukewarm water and towel-dry.

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