My Secret Henna Paste Recipe | When I First Started

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Please note this video is from 2010 and I've made a few alterations to my current henna baq recipe.
Stay tuned for our new 2017 videos and specific updates. We now use our supreme blend for all our henna paste cones:
Video quality will be improved. Coming soon!

We're sharing our secret (not so secret now!) recipe that we use for all of our professional henna body art work services.
What you'll need:
Jamila henna powder, current crop from
Organic Rajasthani Indian henna from
Tea Bags
Lemon Juice
Lavender essential oil from

31 thoughts on “My Secret Henna Paste Recipe | When I First Started

  1. Demonessa82, henna alone from Henna Sooq will give you reddish tones. You would see more of a highlight and tint in the sun.

    1. how was the color of this henna you can you please show me so i can try this one because color really matter to the people when i make henna on their hands. Please show me color.

    2. +Vareesha Siddiqui  Sure absolutely! Visit us online at Henna Sooq (.com) and you can view the stain results there. 🙂

    1. +Souraya Mahmoud Yeah we are kinda cool like that! very observant 🙂 have a nice day! 🙂 

  2. No offense but it’s not your ” secret henna paste” anymore since it’s has been uploaded to YouTube. Btw I’m not being a hater in just saying.

    1. Porous just means the plastic might absorb some henna and the container might get stained. I mix in plastic containers often though.

  3. How long have you been a henna artist? I am an aspiring artist. It’s been a few months I love it and still looking for an apprentice! I am going to check out your website and try your way! Thank you!

  4. Are essential oils more effective than the cooking oils such as olive oil/ mustard oil? what’s the effect of lemon juice and cloves in this? I’ve not seen anyone using cloves. I use amla powder along with henna powder with olive/ mustard/ almond oil and black tea as liquid base. thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. Enjoyed your video. If I were to use 100 grams of henna and100 grams of indigo, will I get dark reddish brown? It’s the color that I’m trying to achieve. Please advise. Thanks so much.

    1. Hi! Equal proportions of each henna and indigo will give you a standard brown tone. If you want more of a reddish tint to peek through, reduce some of your indigo. We hope this helps!

  6. tnx 4 sharing a lovly video…really enjoyed it…hv a question? can i add sugar in dis recipe? w8ing 4 ur reply..tnx

    1. Sure of course. Adding sugar really helps the henna stick to the skin better and not crack easily. Have you watched our updated 2017 version of this video?

    2. tnx for de replay…i watched tht video many times…u applied different recipe on tht video i like it…i follow de same recipe mixing w8 henna clove,tea & lemon juice in water also add 1 tsp sugar w8 henna powder…more hours left to go thn let see the how de henna paste stained…

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