Each batch of henna is hand-mixed by Andi before it is applied to your skin. Henna paste is an all natural plant based mixture made with care from the powdered leaves of Lawsonia inermis (henna), essential oil, lemon juice and sugar.
Henna is not recommended for children under 6 due to the risk of GP6D deficiency that my not be diagnosed until the child is older. If you child is allergic to aspirin or fava beans, they should not receive henna.
We never use “black” henna, which contains harmful chemicals that can burn the skin.
We do however use Jagua upon request, which is not henna. Instead, it is an organic gel produced from South American Genipa Americana Fruit Juice, Xanthan Gum, and Organic Lavandula Angustifolia Oil. It produces a blue-black stain that looks similar to a permanent tattoo. It can burn the skin when exposed to excessive heat, so sauna, jacuzzi and prolonged sun exposure are not recommended while wearing Jagua. However, it is more durable with water, soap, sunscreen and lotions. More info.
Henna After Care
DO NOT TOUCH IT while it is drying. It may take 15-20 minutes or longer to dry depending on the weather. As it dries, it will harden and crack. Spray or dab the design with lemon juice and sugar to hold the paste in place, then leave on for 4-8 hours. When the paste falls off, the design will be a very light orange color and will darken over the next couple of days. Avoid getting the design wet and keep warm for the rest of the day.
To help remove dried paste and condition your tattoo apply coconut oil, olive oil, cocoa butter or shea butter. Reapply before and after bathing, dish washing or water sports.
Do not use petroleum products. Soap, chlorine, frequent washing and clothing worn over designs will cause henna to fade more quickly.
The design will take up to 3 days to develop its deepest red-brown color.
Have some henna fun at your next party or event!