Henna and Essential Oils


What is henna and essential oils and how do they work together? Why do they work together?


There are many questions swirling around henna and essential oils, but in the end they work together and quite nicely, though using the right essential oils with henna is important.


So how does it work? Mixing essential oils with henna helps to bring out the color in the henna. Essential oils with high “terp” or terpineol are important for this because it helps to release the deepest darkest stains in henna. Not to mention the smell is invigorating.


Essential oils with the highest “terp” are as follows:

  • Cajeput

  • Tea Tree

  • Lavender

  • Special Blend

  • Mehndi Oil


Essential oils with a lovely smell and that add to your henna too are as follows:

  • Eucalyptus

  • Neroli

  • Lavender

  • Special Bland


Essential oils are great for the skin and body. Essential oils help the body in many ways, each essential oil has different benefits for the body, such as peace and calming, conditioning and health, and skin care and mental health care. But the main function here, when mixing essential oils and henna together, is that the essential oils help to enhance the color of the henna on the body; the other benefits are just bonus! Always be sure to use pure essential oils when mixing with your henna and quality does matter, just the same as it does with henna powder.