You can make henna from rose leaves

Color mixes to do yourself

Easy mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp black tea
  • 3 teaspoons of henna powder
  • 1 teaspoon of eucalyptus oil
  • some lemon juice

Aids:

  • pot
  • fine sieve
  • Cup
  • teaspoon
  • Airtight plastic bowl or cling film

Bring the water to the boil and add the black tea. Let this infusion steep as long as possible (at least two hours, but preferably overnight) and pour through the sieve so that all the tea leaves and crumbs are filtered out. Pour the henna powder into the cup and pour the eucalyptus oil over it without mixing the ingredients.

Add a few drops of lemon juice and about 3 tablespoons of the filtered and reheated tea infusion and mix with the henna powder and eucalyptus oil. Remove lumps by pressing the paste against the cup wall with the back of the spoon. Add enough tea infusion until the paste has reached the desired consistency.

Let the mixture rest for at least two to three hours, preferably again overnight. So that the paste does not dry out during this time, it should be poured into the plastic bowl. Or sometimes the cup in which the paste is mixed should be sealed with cling film. In order not to weaken the coloring effect, keep the covered paste in the refrigerator.

Shortly before use, stir the paste again briefly and possibly add a little tea infusion. If it is too thin, new henna powder can be carefully added. If the henna paste has no lumps, it can be poured into the piping bag or bottle.

Lemon juice

Ingredients:

  • Henna powder
  • 1 cup of very strong coffee or tea
  • 2 fresh lemons or limes

Aids:

  • fine sieve
  • Ceramic bowl
  • teaspoon
  • Cling film

Pour the well-sifted henna powder into a ceramic bowl, add the juice of a lemon or lime (also pass through a fine sieve) and stir with a spoon. Add as much juice until a firm, viscous mass is formed.

Let it rest for half an hour and then stir in enough hot, strong coffee or tea until the paste has the consistency of toothpaste. Close the bowl tightly and leave to stand overnight. Before using it the next day, dilute the thickened paste with fresh lemon or lime juice until it is ready to use.

 

Dried lemons

Ingredients:

  • about 1/4 L pure water (preferably distilled water)
  • about 1/2 dried lemon (cut the lemon into slices and let it dry in an airy, warm place)
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • Henna powder

Aids:

  • pot
  • teaspoon
  • fine sieve

Bring the water to the boil with the lemon until the water turns reddish in color. Add the sugar. Mix the hot brew spoon by spoon with the sieved henna powder until a paste with the right consistency is obtained. The paste can be applied to the skin after just half an hour.

 

Tamarind paste

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 L water
  • 2 teaspoons of black tea
  • 2 teaspoons of coffee
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste (available in Asian grocery stores)
  • Henna powder
  • 5 drops each of eucalyptus oil and clove oil
  • some lemon juice

Aids:

  • Pot with lid
  • fine sieve
  • Cup or bowl
  • teaspoon

Bring about half a liter of water to the boil in a saucepan, add the tea, coffee and tamarind paste and let the mixture simmer for a good half an hour with the lid closed. Let cool and pour the infusion through the sieve. Pour the desired amount of henna powder into a cup or bowl and stir in the infusion spoon by spoon.

If the paste has the desired consistency, it must rest for at least three hours. Before it is filled into the squirt bottle or the piping bag, add 5 drops of clove and eucalyptus oil as well as a little lemon juice and mix well. Check again whether lumps have formed.

Limes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 bag of black tea
  • 1/8 lime, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 10 drops of eucalyptus oil

Aids:

  • pot
  • fine sieve
  • Bowl
  • teaspoon

Bring the tea bag with the water to the boil, add the lime and sugar, and let the boil briefly. Then let the brew cool down slowly and pour it through a sieve. Add the henna powder and about 10 drops of eucalyptus oil until the paste has the desired consistency. Cover and let rest briefly.

black tea

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 L water
  • 2 bags of black tea
  • about a hazelnut-sized amount of tamarind paste (available in Asian grocery stores)
  • Henna powder
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • Eucalyptus oil

Aids:

  • pot
  • fine sieve
  • Bowl
  • teaspoon

Reduce the water with the tea bags and the tamarind paste by half. Let the infusion cool down and filter through a fine sieve. Add the henna powder, sugar and a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Let the finished mixture rest for at least 2 hours, if necessary add more henna powder or eucalyptus oil until the paste has the right consistency.

Lemon juice and oil

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 10 drops each of clove and eucalyptus oil
  • Henna powder

Aids:

  • coffee filter
  • teaspoon
  • fine sieve
  • Bowl

Filter the lemon juice through a coffee filter to remove any pieces of fruit. Mix the clear juice carefully with the clove and eucalyptus oil. Filter the henna powder through the sieve several times until it is extremely fine. Add the lemon juice and oil mixture to the henna spoon by spoon; Stir thoroughly every now and then so that no lumps form.

Tea, coffee and oil

Ingredients:

  • Henna powder
  • 2 teaspoons of tamarind paste (available in Asian grocery stores)
  • 5 drops of eucalyptus oil
  • 5 drops of clove oil
  • 2 bags of black tea
  • 2 teaspoons of coffee
  • 1/2 L water

Aids:

  • pot
  • fine sieve
  • Bowl
  • teaspoon

Sieve the henna powder two or three times. Fill a saucepan with half a liter of water and add two tea bags and two teaspoons each of coffee and tamarind paste. Bring to the boil once and simmer over low heat for about an hour.

After cooling, pour the mixture through the sieve to remove all particles. Add the liquid to the henna powder while stirring. The paste should have the same consistency as icing that you can squeeze through a piping bag. Carefully add the liquid little by little.

Let the paste rest in a cool, dry place for about three hours. Before the paste is filled into the piping bag, add five drops of eucalyptus oil and five drops of clove oil. Mix everything together again and pour into the bag.

Lemon juice, rose and orange water

Ingredients:

  • Henna powder
  • 1 cup of cold black tea from the day before
  • 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Rose water
  • Orange blossom water
  • Eucalyptus oil

Aids:

  • fine sieve
  • Bowl
  • teaspoon

Sieve the henna powder two or three times. Mix the tea with the lemon juice. Add the liquid to the sifted henna powder and stir the mixture thoroughly. Let rest for three hours. Before the paste is applied, equal parts of rose and orange blossom water are mixed together to cleanse the area of ​​skin that is to be painted. Rub the area to be painted with eucalyptus oil. In this way, the skin absorbs the color better and the color becomes more permanent.

Tea, coffee and tamarind paste

Ingredients:

  • Henna powder
  • 1/2 L water
  • 2 bags of black tea
  • 2 teaspoons of coffee
  • 2 teaspoons of tamarind paste
  • about 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 10 drops of eucalyptus oil
  • 10 drops of clove oil

Aids:

  • fine sieve
  • pot
  • Bowl
  • teaspoon

Sieve the henna powder two or three times. Fill a saucepan with the water and add the tea bags, coffee and tamarind paste. Bring to the boil once and simmer over low heat for about an hour. After cooling, pour the mixture through the sieve to remove all particles.

Add the liquid to the henna powder while stirring. The paste should have the same consistency as icing that you can squeeze through a piping bag. Carefully add the liquid little by little.

Add the lemon juice and the eucalyptus and clove oils. If the mixture is still too thick, add a little more lemon juice. The paste made according to this recipe can be filled into the piping bag and used immediately.

Have fun trying!

mediscope - dzu
3.6.2004