Henna is a flowering plant native to northern Africa, western and southern Asia, and northern Australasia, in semi-arid zones and tropical areas. Dried henna leaves will dye skin only when Lawsone molecule is released. Lawsone (also known as hennotannic acid) is released when dried henna leaves are made into a paste. The dye created may also be referred to as henna.
Mehndi or Mehendi is the paste from the henna plant packaged into a cone used to make the markings of the henna stain. Mehndi is a traditional Vedic custom. Vedic customs are centered on the idea of “awakening the inner light”. Traditional Indian designs are representations of the sun on the palm. In addition to South Asia, the use of Mehndi or Henna for cultural practices and pure aesthetics can also be found in parts of the Middle East, Northern and Eastern Africa, and Southeast Asia. More information may be found on the Wiki page.
The ingredients of our paste include: Natural Henna powder, Distilled water, sugar and essential oils. Never any artificial dye or p-Phenylenediamine (PPD).