Natural Henna Tattoo Paste Recipe

Natural Henna Tattoo Paste Recipe

One of my favorite things to do around the spring time is make a fresh batch of my natural henna recipe. Now that it’s starting to warm up and we aren’t layered in clothing, it’s great time to get creative and practice doing henna tattoos. So Today I’m sharing my Natural Henna Tattoo Paste Recipe. It’s super easy, fun, and you can’t beat the fresh natural aromas and dark stain! 

Natural Henna Tattoo Paste Recipe

What I love about making your own henna is that you get to customize the scent and consistency exactly how you like it! So use this recipe as a guide but get curious and play with the consistency of each ingredients. Henna is like cooking. It can take some time to get it perfect, relax and have fun with your creating the henna paste that best suits you! 

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Below are the different ingredients I add to my henna recipes and why. In order to create the best possible henna mix, it helps to understand why you add these specific ingredients, so let’s start there!

  • Henna Powder
For henna to be used on the skin, you must use fresh high-quality body art quality henna (BAQ). Never use hair henna and never use random henna powder that you find a grocery store. Hair henna is often a lower quality henna powder. 
  • Lemon Juice
Obviously, you need some sort of liquid to make your henna powder into a paste. Lemon juice is a great acidic liquid that allows the dye molecules in the henna powder to be released. If you use something other than lemon juice, the dye release can be drastically different. I’ve tried a few teas and other liquid blends but lemon juice has always works the best!

  • Sugar
Adding sugar to your henna powder is optional but I highly recommend it. Sugar makes the henna stay wet against the skin longer and stick to the skin better helping you achieve a darker stain. It also helps give your henna a great consistency. You may find you like more or less sugar with different brands of henna but play around with the quantity to find the consistency you like best. 

  • Lavender & Tea Tree Essential Oils
Both lavender and tea tree oils have monoterpene alcohols which will help release more of the dye in the henna powder resulting in a darker stain. Adding these oils also adds a lovely scent to your henna paste and can give it a spa like aroma. Occasionally I will add peppermint as it helps with circulation to the skin. Essential oils are very potent and strong, a little goes a long way. Use the minimum and if needed you can add more later. 
 
Natural Henna Tatto Paste Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Natural Beauty
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Henna Powder
  • 3 teaspoons of powder sugar
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons essential oil
Instructions
  1. Place your ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Slowly stir with a fork until you get a concistency similar to tooth paste.
  2. Then with a plastic wrap cover the paste and gently press down so it's touching the surface and there's no air contact
  3. Let the covered henna paste sit in a warm location for 24 hours (about 75 degrees Fahrenheit).
  4. When 24 hours has passed, take off the plastic wrap and give it a good stir, adjusting the consistency if needed. To thin the paste add ¼ teaspoon lemon juice at a time until your desired consistency is reached. To thicken the paste add a pinch of henna powder.
  5. Then fill your applicator cone or bottles and go draw beautiful designs! Enjoy :)
Notes
Store leftover paste in the freezer for 6-12 months.
I like to fill a cake decorating bag with henna first so I easily fill my cones.

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If you give this Natural Henna Tattoo Paste recipe a try this weekend, please let us know and share a picture on Instagram so I can see it in action. I can’t wait to see all your beautiful designs!

Hugs,

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