Things to know about henna हेम्न as a color, body decoration, painting.

Our Henna Kit

In our store you will find our Henna Kit. This includes as desired 1 - 3 colors + application bottle mixed with various applicators and an A4 sheet with self-adhesive stencils. Delivery within Switzerland is included.

First of all, let's get to the origin of henna:

Henna is mainly found in parts of Asia and in East and North Africa. The color is obtained from the leaves of the tree. After these are dried, a powder is formed. The use of henna has been known since ancient times. By the way, the artistic body painting is also called Mehndi. Its origin is in northwest India. Nowadays better known as Pakistan.

for the application of henna:

We in the Western world use it mainly to dye hair. While in India and in Islamic countries henna is used more for body painting. Mainly the hands and feet are painted. Even today, henna is used in many parts of Africa, in the Orient for special occasions. This can be weddings, rituals or ceremonies. On the metaphysical level, the artistic painting is supposed to protect against "the evil eye". Especially in situations where the person is particularly vulnerable. For example, before weddings, birth, when dying, as well as circumcisions or funerals. Consequently, the belief that the paintings protect against evil forces is still valid.

In this sense, we wish you a lot of fun while painting with our Henna Kit ;-)

India has a high occurrence of virgin wool and silk. Consequently, wool and silk are often dyed with henna.

Henna tattoos (Hindi मेहन्दी, mehndī):

Even though it is known as a henna tattoo, it is not a tattoo in the traditional sense. Because the color only stains our epidermis. After 7-14 days, this has renewed itself. Thus, it then disappears again. Red and brown henna should be applied for a long time. Optimal on the skin are 6-12 hours.


The leaves are stripped from the branches. Once the leaves are dried, they are then ground. From this is then a powder. It is important that henna is always stored in the dark. Sunlight destroys the color. Apart from that, the color varies from orange to reddish brown. The ground henna is then mixed with warm water as a dye. After 6-12 hours, coloring occurs. However, it can happen with hair dyes yes after producer that you should dye 2 x. Or alternatively, the color must remain applied for 24 - 48 hours.

You should be especially careful with henna, which is sold on the German market. Because of the product declaration as a hair dye, synthetic substances can be used on the German market as enhancers or for bleaching. In fact, up to 6 % addition of PPD (phenylenediamine) is allowed. This is a hair dye. On the one hand, these substances can cause allergies, and on the other hand, genetic damage cannot be ruled out. In addition, PPD can lead to liver damage and irreparable skin damage.

Finally, you should know that special care should be taken with sensitive skin and black henna. The black color may contain PPD, which is known to cause allergic reactions. More harmless is the addition of indigo. This is because indigo is organic. Often this is taken to achieve a dark coloration. You can assume that the countries where henna occurs naturally usually tend to use indigo rather than chemicals.

We assume no responsibility or guarantee, regarding the skin compatibility. Every skin reacts differently. To be sure, it is recommended to try the henna color on a small, inconspicuous area first. The henna color comes from India. It is a well-known brand there. In addition, we have tried all the colors on ourselves and have not noticed any reaction. Please understand that if you have an allergic reaction, we will not refund anything. This henna kit is for external, decorative use only and is not for consumption. But now have fun trying out the Henna Kit. Thank you very much. 

Henna in naturopathy

But henna is also used in Ayurveda. Although it is not scientifically proven in modern medicine, henna is said to be effective against infections. However, it is proven that the plant inhibits the growth of germs. Henna is also used against sleeping sickness. In addition, henna was used in times of leprosy. Henna is also said to be effective against chickenpox and measles, as well as other skin diseases.

Last but not least, an interesting key fact: criminals also occasionally use henna. However, rather to stretch hashish with it.

Henna meaning motifs

PDF Download & Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter and download the PDF above.

By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the storage and transfer of your data to our newsletter delivery platform "MailChimp" (Rocket Science Group, LLC) for the purpose of newsletter delivery. You can find more information about data protection in our Privacy policy.