How Do You Make Henna Ink?

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Making henna ink is a simple process that takes more than a day to complete because the mixture needs to sit for some time.To make your own henna ink, you need fresh henna powder, lemon juice, sugar, essential oils, a bowl, a spoon and plastic wrap.

  1. Mix henna powder and lemon juice

    Pour 1/4 of a cup of henna powder into your bowl. Make sure the powder is properly sifted and does not appear too clumpy. Next, add 1/4 of a cup of lemon juice to the powder, and mix it with the spoon. The consistency of the mix should be similar to toothpaste.

  2. Stir in essential oils and sugar

    Add 1/2 a teaspoon of essential oils of your choosing to the mix. Make sure you continue to stir the henna with your spoon while you pour the oil in. Pour in 1/2 a teaspoon of sugar and continue to stir. Continue stirring until you are confident that the oils and sugar have been evenly distributed throughout the henna ink.

  3. Cover the mixture up, and let it sit

    Cover your bowl with the plastic wrap, and leave it at room temperature. Wait for at least 24 hours before removing the plastic wrap and using the ink.