DIY Henna Kit with Tree of Life Keepsake Box
This kit plus keepsake box is valued at $80
Henna Kit Includes:
-Tree of Life keepsake wooden box (wood burned by @khoobsuratpyrography)
• 20 Gram Henna Powder
• 6 ml Essential Oil
• 1 Piping Bag
• 5 Empty Cello Henna Cones with pins
• Spray Sealant
• Aftercare Balm 15ml Tin
• Stocking (for straining the paste-optional)
• Mixing Instructions/Sample Designs
• After Care Instructions
At Check Out Please indicate the scent or one will be chosen for you at random.
Essential Oil and Spray Sealant Available in:
Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lavender or Khoobsurat Blend (Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Mix)
Lavender, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree or Unscented
I recommend for Pregnancy Henna, Henna Crowns, Henna for small children and those with sensitivities to order the Lavender Essential oil as it is the least likely to cause sensitivities.
These are the same ingredients I use in my Henna Body Art Business.
**Makes approximately 65-70 Grams of SMOOTH STRINGY Henna Paste of approximately 4-5 Cones depending on the size of the cones and each cone can create dozens of small/medium designs.
What you'll need:
• Approximately 1 1/2 tsp sugar (if you like your paste less stringy i would recommend only 1 tsp sugar)
• Approximately 40-45ml of Lemon Juice and Water Mixture (equal parts lemon juice and water)
• Glass bowl to mix
• Saran wrap
Step 1: Mix henna powder and sugar together
Step 2: Stir in approximately 10-15 ml of lemon/water mix
Step 3: Stir in 5 ml of Essential oil (mix well)
Step 4: Stir and add lemon/water mix until you reach a toothpaste consistency (I like my paste a little thinner)
Step 5: Cover with saran wrap and let it sit overnight (6-8 hours) in dark warm place (I set it on the kitchen counter)
Step 6: Uncover and mix well, you will notice it is now silky and smooth, add lemon/water mix if necessary until you reach your desired consistency (be careful not to add too much liquid as it will cause the paste to become runny)
Step 7: Place the piping bag in the glass and fill all the henna paste and tape the bag shut
Step 8: Cut the tip of the piping bag and fill your henna cones (do not fill all the way to the top as it will make it difficult to seal shut)
Step 9: Seal your henna cones- remove the pin, push down the henna paste to the tip, replace the pin, then tape the top of the henna cone shut
Step 10: Enjoy and Create Art!
What is Henna
Henna is a small tree/shrub which is found in Southern Asia, Northern Africa and Northern Australasia.
The leaves of the Henna Plant are dried, milled and sifted to create a powder which is mixed with liquids such as water and lemon juice to create a Henna Paste.
When henna is first removed from the skin it has an orange stain and darkens over the next 24-48 hours to a maroon/brown color.
Soles of the feet and palms have the thickest layer of skin which take up the most Lawson therefore the hands and feet will have the darkest and most long-lasting stains.
Natural Henna stains only brown to maroon color. Products sold as "black henna" or "neutral henna" DO NOT contain henna, but instead are made from other plants or from other substances all together.
PPD (Para-phenylendiamine) which is found in most "black henna" can cause severe allergic reactions, with blistering intense itching, permanent scarring and permanent chemical sensitivities.
Henna has been practiced for centuries in Northern Africa, Southern Asia, Middle East, and Europe. It has been used across all religions for various reasons such as marriage, pregnancy, circumcisions, holidays and much more. Certain designs have different meanings for different cultures. Some find good health, fertility, wisdom, spiritual protection, or luck in henna designs. For weddings some men even take part in henna, masculine designs in certain cultures are more basic and small compared to a feminine design where it can cover her entire hands, arms, feet and legs.