November 25, 2009

Henna: The Mixture and Some Info

Products Used

Goorej Henna: This henna has Mehendi, Amla, Brahmi, and Bhringraj. It list on the package 100% Natural Mehendi and is a very affordable at $2.99 CAD for a 200 g package at my local East Indian Market.

Neem Seed Oil: This oil is directly imported from India and is an amazing oil, I love it in this mixture and also as a hot oil treatment and added into my deep conditioners, I also purchased it at my local East Indian Market for around $7.00 CAD.

Water: I used as needed to create the consistency I wanted, which was a thick paste.

Another point I would like to make is that East Indian Markets are very affordable for products that are marketed by some companies as 'exotic' and 'rare'. Henna and neem seed oil are not expensive products but many people who are not familiar with these products think they need to spend upward of $20.00 or more for henna and a ridiculous $40.00 a bottle for neem seed oil which by the way is heavily refined and deodorized by many of these companies. The neem seed oil pictured has a very distinct nut smell that is strong but is all natural and unrefined, which is always the best kind of oil to use.

If you live in or around a large urban city especially one that has a large East Indian population check out their markets for very affordable products that are unrefined and organic and don't let slick advertisements get you spending crazy amounts of money on products that are no different from what the East Indian markets sell.

How I mixed

First I mixed half the package of henna with water and about 1 to 2 ounces of neem seed oil. I thought the amount in the third picture would be enough but I changed my mind and added in the remaining amount and added water to achieve the final consistency of the mixture. This was too much, next time I know to only use 100 g of this package and save the remaining half pack in a Ziploc bag for a future treatment.


Moni said...

You can freeze leftover henna, as well. That way you don't have to mix it up the next time!

Nu Kynk said...

Thank you for the info, damn I through away the left over mixture. Next time I know:)

τreciä said...

This is interesting. I'm going to try this brand. Yep freezing your mixture of henna makes it easier the next time you henna.

Anonymous said...

I saw that henna and neem oil in my local Indian grocer. Is there an expiration date on the Goorej Henna henna?