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How do you remove henna?

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You need olive oil, salt, a bowl, cotton swabs, soap, and water to remove henna. Mix the olive oil and salt in a bowl and then apply the mixture to the henna stain using a cotton swab. Rub the mixture into the stain until the henna fades, rinse the area with soap and water, and then repeat daily until the henna completely disappears.

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  1. Make the oil mixture

    In a bowl, combine a few tablespoons of olive oil with a pinch or two of salt. Mix the ingredients completely to make a loose paste.

  2. Apply the mixture onto the stain

    Use a cotton swab to scoop some of the paste out of the bowl, and spread it over the henna, making sure to cover the stained area completely.

  3. Rub the mixture into the stain

    Use the cotton ball to rub the mixture gently into the stained area. Salt is a natural abrasive, and the rubbing motion helps to lift the henna stain off of the skin.

  4. Wash the stained area

    Rinse the stained skin with soap and water.

  5. Repeat the process daily

    The henna does not fade away completely after one application, so repeat the entire process for three days or more. The amount of time it takes to completely remove the stain depends on how dark the henna is.

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