Henna For All
Henna is for everyone regardless of age, gender, body type, or race.
Henna is for any occasion big or small, whether it's a special event or just for fun. Henna is for celebrating, overcoming, healing, and empowering.
Henna can be a form of reconnecting to the earth and finding your center.
What is Henna?
For thousands of years henna has been used for medicinal, cosmetic, and decorative means by cultures all over the world. Historically, the dye from the plant has been used to stain skin, hair, nails, cloth, and animal skins. Henna is considered a sacred plant with healing properties, and is universally loved and used by many.
botanically known as "Lawsonia Inermis," henna is a tall, flowering plant cultivated in mostly hot, arid climates; typically in regions of northern Africa and India. The powder used to create the paste is made from the ground remnants of the plant's stems and leaves. The blossoms of the henna plant, while very fragrant and often used for perfumes, are not used in the production of the powder. The Grey Witch uses only organic, triple-sifted henna powder directly imported from sojat city, rajasthan, a northern state in India. By mixing the powder with organic sugar, high quality essential oils, and water, Miranda is able to create a smooth, silky paste which is applied directly onto the skin. The lawsone molecule found naturally in the henna plant reacts to the keratin present in skin and nails, temporarily dying the skin a reddish-brown color. Post-application, the henna paste should be left on the skin for at least 4-6 hours to achieve deep, vibrant stains.
Please be aware: natural, chemical-free henna is never black! "Black henna" contains a very harmful chemical known as PPD (paraphenylenediamine) to achieve quick, dark stains. PPD is often found in black hair dye and can cause severe allergic reactions or burns. Other artificial and chemical ingredients can be added into other "henna" colors such as red, purple, blue, etc. While some companies may mix natural henna in with these additives, keep in mind this is not real or pure henna! Always, always ask your henna artist how they make their paste, or where they purchase their paste from!
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