How to Make Your Own Henna Paste

Henna has been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair, and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool, and leather. Today I will show you how to make Henna paste for a DIY Henna Tattoo!

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How to Make Your Own Henna Paste
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Gather your ingredients. Make sure to use a non-metal bowl for mixing.

Gather your ingredients. Make sure to use a non-metal bowl for mixing.

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Start off with desired amount of henna powder. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice A few teaspoons at a time. Mixing constantly..

Start off with desired amount of henna powder. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice A few teaspoons at a time. Mixing constantly..

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3
Mash all clumps that begin to form

Mash all clumps that begin to form

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The paste should be the consistency of silky mashed potatoes. So be careful to only use a few teaspoons of lemon juice at a time. You do not want a soupy consistency!!

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While powder is not yet fully dissolved, add about 1 teaspoon of your desired oil and 2 teaspoons of sugar. The sugar and oil will give the paste a more silky texture.

While powder is not yet fully dissolved, add about 1 teaspoon of your desired oil and 2 teaspoons of sugar. The sugar and oil will give the paste a more silky texture.

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Now mix mix mix till you get your desired texture!!

Now mix mix mix till you get your desired texture!!

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Once achieved cover with a piece of plastic wrap. Set in a warm (but not hot) area for 24 hours for dye to release.  Once time is up it's ready for use!!

Once achieved cover with a piece of plastic wrap. Set in a warm (but not hot) area for 24 hours for dye to release. Once time is up it's ready for use!!

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Place paste in desired application tube or cone and you're ready to start!! Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to come up with designs and art for your Henna Tattoo! Enjoy :)

Place paste in desired application tube or cone and you're ready to start!! Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to come up with designs and art for your Henna Tattoo! Enjoy :)

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