Indian body painting catching on in America
    Reinventing mehndi for body art 
    Mehendi in the West 
    Mehndi - The Vital Ingredient in Any Wedding 
    Mehndi as fashion accessory
    Mehendi - Symbolising love and traditions
    Where on the Body is Henna / Mehendi used?
    How long does mehendi (mehndi) stay on body?
    How to remove henna or mehendi design?
    Mehendi History 
    Mehendi Tips : Do's & Don'ts
    What is Black Henna?
    What is Red Henna? 
    What is Neutral Henna? 
    Another Mehendi Recipe
    Sugar and Lemon Juice Fixative 
    No Mehendi, No Marriage 
    MEHENDI : Dye for Marriages

    Mehendi Decor
Mehandi : Process....
Tips for better Mehendi results!
Tips for preparation
Advice: Never use BLACK HENNA
Mehndi - Green Gives Red
Directions & Reciepe for Mehendi Cone :
Applying Mehendi on Hairs
How to make polypack Mehandi / Heena Cone:


How to Apply Mehendi? 

You can make your own powder by drying henna leaves in shade. It might take weeks for them to dry to a crisp and you need to grind them thoroughly. You may also buy henna powder from the market. 

1. Henna powder sieved through a muslin cloth. 
2. Well strained strong tea decoction. 
3. Eucalyptus oil (few drops). 
4. Strained lime juice. 
5. Sugar (one table spoon). 

Take the henna powder in a bowl, add the tea till it becomes a thick paste (similar to a dough). Add eucalyptus oil, sugar and lime juice and mix well to make it into a smooth and thin paste. 
Leave it covered over night or during the day if you prefer to apply in the night. 

Make a cone.... 
Take a thick plastic cover or use any thick freezer bag - cut it into shape of rectange 7" X 4". Twist one corner of the cover to make a cone. Tighten the tip to make tiny hole. Hold the tip and fill the paste and tie the broader end tightly with a thread. 

You also get readymade cones from the market. 

Let imagination fly... 
Now have fun. What ever you draw is beautiful and is a master piece in its own. 

You should leave the mehendi to dry on your skin and keep it on for as long as possible (4 to 6 hours if possible - you may go to bed also with it). Scrape it after that. The color will become deeper if you leave it untouched by water for another 4 to 6 hours. A deep color may last upto two weeks. The coloration varies from person to person.


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