PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT - Hennagua cones
FEaturing our jagua products this week: https://www.hennaart.ca/jagua
Hennagua 100% cone Description:
ONE Handmade Hennagua Cone. 15 g or approximately 0.75 fl. oz. Made with jagua juice, henna powder, sugar, essential oil (lavender essential oil), and water. Please see details below about hennagua stains.
Our Hennagua Cone features:
- Hennagua Henna Recipe
- Creamy henna paste
- 15 grams of paste / .75 ounce
- made with wild-crafted jagua juice
- made with fresh henna powder
- mixed with essential oils
- contains sugar
- packaged in hand rolled cello cone
- ready to use
- no mess
- lasts up to 6 months in the freezer
- includes tips and tricks
- order includes design ideas
- care and storage instructions included
Our handmade henna cone is made with our freshest henna powder, wild-crafted jagua juice from the Peruvian Amazon, and essential oils. Each 15 g/.75 ounce henna cone is ready for use immediately. Just follow the instructions and henna away! Each batch is hand mixed to the perfect consistency. The paste already contains sugar so the henna will stay on the skin for longer without flaking off too soon.
The Hennagua Henna Cone is hand rolled and individually filled with our hennagua paste. We recommend you use the cones as you want, and freeze the rest to last up to 6 months. Please note, repeated thawing and freezing will weaken the dye quality.
When mixed with fresh henna and used immediately, the hennagua stain will give you a dark cherry stain. When left to oxidize for 24+ hours, the hennagua stain will give more of blue-black stain. This is because the henna part of the mix has started to go into demise (lose dye quality) and the jagua part of the paste is what is actually giving you the stain. It is best to mix hennagua paste and let the paste rest if you would like to achieve a blue-black stain. We recommend letting the paste rest for 24 hours.
DEEP CHERRY RED STAIN--mix with henna powder and use after 2 hours.
BLUE-BLACK STAIN--mix with henna powder and use after 24 hours.
CONSISTENCY AND FLOW:
The consistency and flow of henna cones is very important. The consistency of the Hennagua Cone is smooth, creamy, and silky. We recommend this henna for beginner artists and professionals. The flow of this henna cone will let you apply any shape and design without leaving a trail or being too stringy. This henna cone is very creamy and our first choice at events. The henna cone is packaged in cello OR mylar cones, making it easy to work with.
HENNAGUA HENNA RECIPE:
Our Hennagua henna recipe contains the following ingredients:
- henna powder (lawsonia inermis)
- jagua juice (genipa americana)
- Lavender essential oil
Our Hennagua cones are made with fresh henna powder and wild crafted jagua juice to give the ultimate dark stain (the deepest cherry-burgundy to blueish black stain). Please see photos .
We recommend you use henna cones for body art applications. When the cones arrive to you, keep only what you will use right away in the fridge, and FREEZE the rest of the henna paste. When you are ready to use your henna, just thaw one cone or bottle at a time. Each 15 g cone/.75 ounce cone of handmade henna will give you enough henna for 7-10 small designs, or 1 bridal hand/leg design. The ready to use henna cones are made in small batches in our studio so you don't have to deal with the mess of mixing, straining or coning.
Each order includes an ingredient card, tips and tricks, instructions on storage and use, and design ideas. You can also use cones with squeeze bottles (we recommend that you keep the cones frozen until you are ready to use it with the bottles--squeeze the paste into the bottle right before use).
Keep in mind, henna paste is perishable, and will lose dye quality if you freeze and thaw the paste multiple times. Freeze in a freezer safe container or bag to keep the cones from getting freezer burns. Use within 6 months.
THE HENNA PASTE PROCESS:
Henna paste must be carefully made to perfection in order to get the right consistency, stain quality, and flow. Our henna paste is handmade in small batches and tested each time for stain quality. Henna paste starts with raw materials. The henna is grown in hot, arid climates, like the farms of Morocco, India, and Pakistan. The henna is harvested just before the cooler months and monsoon seasons. Once harvested, the plants are put in the sun to dry. When the plants are dry, they are moved into large bags and transported to an indoor facility. This is where the henna plant gets ground up into a powder. Industrial machines help separate the leaves from the veins and sticks. The leaves get crushed into a powder and sifted multiple times to yield a smooth, silky powder.
The powder is stored and packed in a temperature controlled facility. When we import the henna, we store the powders in a cool, dark place. Contrary to modern thought, henna should be stored in a cool, dark place, and NOT in the fridge or freezer. The powder is exposed to too much moisture in the fridge or freezer and will lose dye quality if not stored properly.
We mix the henna powder in small batches for our various pre-made pastes and cones. The henna powder gets mixed with lemon juice or water and sugar (or with jagua juice for our Hennagua cones). We then add essential oils (for body art paste) and let the mixture rest. This resting time allows the henna paste go through dye release. Dye release is the time henna requires in order to release the lawsone dye molecule. This molecule is released with the presence of heat and acidity. We wait about 8-12 hours before packaging the henna paste.
The henna paste gets packaged into carrot bags first. Our Pre-Made paste is packed in carrot bags so the user can fill his/her own applicator. To make henna cones or mehndi cones, the henna gets squeezed into mylar or cello cones from the carrot bag. We then individually seal each henna cone and tape it shut. Each cone is then stored flat in our freezer until it is ready for use. We store ALL of our henna paste in the freezer. Henna paste can last up to 6 months in the freezer, 3-5 days in the fridge, and only 2-3 days at room temperature. It is best to store unused henna paste in the freezer. Repeated freezing and thawing will make the paste lose dye quality.
Our hennagua paste is made with wild-crafted Peruvian jagua juice instead of water or lemon juice. We highly recommend a patch test for allergies before use.