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DIY mehndi henna – 3 ways


Henna is a plant that produces a very strong dye that is used for cosmetic purposes in North Africa, in the Arabian Peninsula and in Near and South Asia. Henna has been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair, and fingernails, as well as fabrics.  Mehndi henna refers to the tattoo art, which is still used in bridal ceremonies (mostly on the palm of hands).  Today henna is popular all over the world, so some of you won’t be new to this at all :)  I have always loved henna and tried to make my own paste a couple of times, but I didn’t have the right material and it often turn out as a total mess.  This time around I researched and read a lot before preparing you this easy to follow tutorial on how to make your own henna paste and designs at home.  The video doesn’t show a precise design but focuses more the technique on how to prepare the paste.  You’ll find plenty of inspiration of designs in the follwing gallery or online.  So now you have all the tools to make your own henna party with your girlfriends!!  Enjoy :)  xo Ari


  • Henna powder:  USA buy it here or worldwide buy it here
  • bowl and plastic spoon
  • lemon juice
  • ground coffee and cloves
  • cellophane or plastic wrapping paper


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  1. Where did you buy the materials? I would love to try this myself but I can’t seem to find the powder or the tube anywhere. Is there an online store that sells them?

      1. It would be amazing if you could add my store to the list of links for where to buy henna from, since you like my work enough to share it :) My store is at .

        (ps – some of what’s in the photos isn’t actually natural henna…. the ones that are black and shiny are either PPD « black henna » (not henna at all) or chemical paste with other chemical dyes rather than henna…)

    1. you can make it like it said with the ingrediants and u can find the henna powder at an indian store or islamic store usually were i buy my abayas my (dresses) which i purchas at the somali mall in coluimbus ohio they always have henna different colors the powder which u make your self and the already made one which is much easier and they even have stensils so u can just color them in on your arms u can buy both for $5 each piece last i went i got the stencils and all ready made henna for $8 they bargen with you its very good and last a while had my foot henna for a month and hand for almost a month but my inner hand came out after two to two in a half weeks

    1. Funny thing, but many of those photos are not her work. She has taken photos from established artists and many still have their copyright watermarks on them.

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  3. Hello! I was just searching Google Images to see what comes up when I do a search for « Henna by Heather », and I found your blog again :) I’m realizing it is actually really important to me that there be a link back to my site, since you’ve used my photo. Can you please include a link to next to my photo?

  4. If you are having trouble finding the paste or the tube another place to get them other than online or an Indian market, go to the halal market!!!! They have natural pastes there and the green tube which I used today.

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