Henna is a wonderful and natural alternative to airbrush tattoos. Henna
is the original tattoo! Henna is a plant, leaves that are ground fine then mixed with
essential oils, sugar and lemon. It is made into a creamy paste and then applied to
skin. The henna plant naturally stains the skin leaving a beautiful temporary
tattoo, that is natural without chemicals and can stay on skin typically from 7-10
days, sometimes longer or shorter depending on skin type, oils or dryness of skin.
Also how the mendhi stain is cared for.
Allowing the henna paste to stay on for 4 hours as opposed to 1 hour, will darken
the stain.
Water should be avoided for 24 hours and rubbing the stain will shorten the life of
the stain. Applying lemon juice and sugar will typically extend the life of the stain.
Henna is natural and should never be applied with any chemicals or PPD (black
henna). This is a dye and can harm you. It can infect the skin, cause sores,
infections, cause harm to your liver, kidneys and has been linked to causing
cancers. PPD in rare instances can kill.
Never use black henna.

Have you heard about Jagua?
Jagua is a tropical fruit that is used for traditional body art. The unripe jagua fruit juice
is painted on the skin making elaborate and striking jagua body art. It's a really great
type of body paint because it can last for a few weeks, just like henna body art. So
technically jagua is actually a stain and not a paint. Jagua is
NOT black henna.
Where does Jagua Come From?
Jagua grows on really tall trees in tropical and sub-tropical regions of Central and
South America. It can be found in fruit all year round in some places. The fruits are
born of really pretty yellow or cream coloured flowers and are kind of the same shape
as a kiwi fruit. They range in size from the size of a regular kiwi fruit right up to the size
of a small melon. They are also really hard when they are unripe, and squeezing jagua
juice out of an unripe fruit is akin to getting blood from a stone!
How Long Has Jagua Been Around?
Its hard to say exactly how long jagua has been around, and just as hard to know
exactly how long it has been used for traditional body art. All we can honestly say at
this point is that it's been used for as long as people can remember in the regions of
the Rainforests where it is still used in the same traditional way today. People have
been in South America for some 12 Thousand years, so it's entirely possible that
jagua tattoos have been traditionally painted for some twelve thousand years!
Does Jagua Go By Any Other Names?
It sure does! Genipa Americana, is the Latin name, hence the scientific name. Jagua is
a local name; one of the most common local names infact. Other common local names
include: Jenipapo, Caruto and Huito. There are possibly over 50 different local names
and variations of the common ones listed above.
White Henna?
What is it?

Well I hate to tell you but
there is nothing that can
stain your skin white.
White henna that you
seen on Internet pictures
is usually white lotion that
is coned.
"White Henna" that is
used on clients usually is
a combination of a
prosthetic and body paint.
So far we have found no
plant to give a white body
stain. It falls off after 1-2