Frequently Asked Questions
What is Henna?
Henna is an art of creating a natural dye for various application which is prepared organically from the plant "Lawsonia inermis" (aka henna tree).
Henna has also been referred as temporary body art resulting from stain of the skin from the above mentioned dye.
Where does Henna come from?
Henna plants grow in warm to hot climate around the world. However, the place of its exact origin is still not known. Some researchers point Egypt as the origin of Henna, some study suggests Arabian Peninsula as the origin.
Today, majority of Henna production is being carried out in Western India, Pakistan, North Africa and Middle East.
Henna leaves are collected, dehydrated, and powdered before getting shipped around the globe.
Is it Safe to use?
While Henna Powder has not been approved by FDA to use for Skin Application, in most cases it is considered pretty safe to use as most of the ingredients are natural and organic.
On contrary to safety concerns, there have been many health benefits known in communities worldwide on use of henna. Such benefits may include its wound-healing properties, improving nail quality, reducing sleep issues, and detoxification.
Although most varieties of henna are considered perfectly safe and non-toxic, but black henna does have some allergenic potential, as evidenced by skin rashes and internal discomfort by some users.
It is advised for the individual to verify if they are allergic to particular ingredient of Henna paste which includes: Henna Powder, lemon juice, essential oils, tea brew.
Why do we see variation in Henna Stain?
Henna leaf contains a dye which stains your skin, just like beetroot and turmeric. However with henna, the dye molecule (lawsone) binds to the keratin in your skin, which makes it a semi permanent stain.
Color and Life expectancy of Stain varies between individuals due to body temperature and level of keratin in their body.
Usually, to get beautiful long lasting color, we advise our customers not to interact applied potion with water for 24 Hours. Also keeping applied potion in warm environment helps improve color of the stain.
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