Bring this ancient art into your world with our quality herbal henna products from India! Our basic henna (mehandi or mehndi) kit includes the basics to get you started creating!
Each kit includes Includes 50 grams of mehandi powder, 4 ml. of clove/myrtle oil, a mixing spoon, cotton gauze, traditional application cone and one self-adhesive template (templates vary from kit to kit).
More About Our Basic Henna (Mehandi or Mehndi) Kit’s Origins
Henna, aka Mehandi or Mehndi, is the ancient art of temporarily dyeing the skin in glorious patterns for ceremonial events, such as holidays, birthdays and weddings. These temporary tattoos have been adorning bodies in North Africa, the Middle East & South Asia for over five thousand years. These traditional formulas use the dried and powdered leaves of the desert shrub, Mehandi, and essential oils to temporarily color the skin.
Not only has henna been used for ceremonial purposes, it also has been used for other cosmetic purposes, such as hair dye and nail staining. Cleopatra was known to use henna as a body adornment and we know many of the ancient Egyptian mummies had their nails stained with the mehndi plant.
One of the most well known traditions in the western world is that of the Indian bride’s elaborate henna tattoos. The night before the wedding, called Mehndi Night, the bride receives elaborate henna decorations on her hands, lower arms and feet to mid calf. This can take hours and hours and is often done with multiple artists working at once. There is much dancing, music, games and celebrating during this time. It is a good sign for the henna to be dark in tone on the bride as it is thought that the darker the henna is the better the married life will be. Also, the bride is supposed to be free from housework as long as the art of the Mehndi Night still appears on her!
Today, henna is used on every continent and continues to be a stunning way to express one’s self and celebrate important life events!
Teach Yourself How To Create Elaborate Henna Patterns With Our DIY Book!
We love our Art Of Mehandi Book for teaching yourself how to create the basic henna patterns and then combine them into glorious works of art. Easy to follow step by step in this DIY henna book have pictures that guide you through a large variety of traditional designs. Practice sections help you build the basic skills needed move confidently onto working on the body. You’ll be be surprised how easy it is to replicate these intricate traditional designs after following the lessons in this fabulous ‘how to’ henna book!
Each kit includes Includes 50 grams of mehandi powder, 4 ml. of clove/myrtle oil, a mixing spoon, cotton gauze, traditional application cone and one self-adhesive template.
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