Things you need:
- Henna Powder
- 1 big Lemon
- Make tea and coffee mixture:
I will recommend using hibiscus tea. Add a tea bag of tea and 1 table spoon of coffee. Then add boiling water and give it a stir. Cover it and leave it to sit.
- Lemon Juice:
Roll the lemon so that it yield more juice. Cut, squeeze and strain. The acidity in the lemons will make henna darker and give a richer burgundy color.
- In a bowl add henna powder, then the lemon juice, and then add the tea and coffee mixture until you reach toothpaste consistency.
- Add 1 table spoon of honey. You can also replace honey with olive oil for moisture.
- Don’t worry if your henna is lumpy, it will become smooth after you let it sit.
- Cover the henna and let it sit for 6 hours.
- Now remove the cover. The top surface of henna should be darker.
- Mix the henna well. The henna should have a creamy yogurt like texture.
- Henna for hair should be thinner that henna for body art.
- Staining henna:
Fold a carrot or sandwich bag over a glass then fold over a stocking. Spoon the henna in the stocking. Strain the henna paste by firmly pinching the bag with your left hand and pulling the stocking out with your right hand. This will remove all the twigs and bits that were in your henna. Please wear gloves while staining henna else your hands will become orange.
- That’s it. You are done. Now apply the paste directly or freeze it for future use.