WHAT IS IN OUR HENNA?
· Henna powder
· Lemon juice and/or water
· Sugar (molasses, brown, or white sugar)
· Essential oils (Specifically, high in monoterpene alcohols to help the henna oxidize: tea tree, cajuput, cardamom, clove, lavender, coriander, geranium, naiouli, sweet orange, lemongrass, frankincense, and more.)
WE ALWAYS USE:
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL in our paste.
Safe for pregnancy: soothing, cooling, calming.
WHAT IS HENNA?
Henna is a small tree that thrives in hot, arid climates. The leaves are dried and crushed and mixed with the ingredients above to make a paste that sits on the skin, oxidizing until the stain has penetrated the top layers of skin. The dye molecule in henna is called Lawsone which binds to keratin and stains from a bright orange to a burgundy depending on the climate the henna is grown in, the hotter the climate - the darker the stain will be.
IT'S PRETTY, BUT WHAT ELSE IS IT GOOD FOR?
So many things. We have several clients who come to get henna to help with joint pain and inflammation. Henna has naturally cooling properties so it can be helpful with burns abrasions and rashes. It is also a natural sunscreen. Henna can be used as an alternative to hair dye offering a range of color from rust to burgundy depending on the hair color and texture.