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Recipies, Tips, & Suggestions


Recipe #1 - For a light design that may last a few days -

*Put henna powder in a cup. *Add enough warm water to make a paste. *Mix thoroughly. *Let mixture sit for an hour. *Apply to clean dry skin. *Wait 2 hours and gently scrape off.


Recipe #2 - For a light desing that may last a week to 10 days -

*Put henna powder in a cup. *Boil 1/2 cup of water. *Pour over a tea bag and let sit for 5 minutes. *Add a little at a time to the henna powder & mix thoroughly. *Let sit for an hour. *Apply to clean dry skin.


Recipe #3 - My Favorite Recipe -

*Place about 2-3 tablespoons henna powder in a glass, cermaic, or for best results a cast iron bowl (henna may stain wood or plastic). *Boil 1 to 1-1/2 cups of water. *Add 2 tea bags & Let steep for 5 minutes. *Add 4-6 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice or pre mixed lemon concentrate to the henna. *Mix well - mixture should resemble a thick cookie dough. *Slowly add the hot tea to the mixture & stir well to avoid lumps. *Mixture should be a tad thinner than toothpaste. *Cover & let sit for about 4 hours.


SUGGESTIONS/TIPS FOR TREATING/MAINTAINING YOUR DESIGN



1 - Apply a mixture of lemon juice and sugar with a q-tip or cotton ball to the design keeping it moist, be careful not to apply to much or the paste will run. *Alternate with warm heat (ie: blow dryer, stove burner, or even a candle (be careful of course).

2 - If you are serious about wanting a dark long lasting design, keep the Henna on for at least 6 hours..longer if you can. The longer the better.

3 - The above 2 suggestions may test your patience, but they are highly effective! After sufficient time, gently pick or scrape the the Henna off with the back of a butter knife or finger, DO NOT wash off unless you decide you want a lighter design or you left the paste on overnight.

4 - After you remove the Henna, you may gently (there's that word again) rinse the area with warm water to remove the sticky lemon/sugar, apply oil if you have it.

5 -Try not to use soap on the area for at least a day, this allows the henna to completely absorb into the skin.



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