Safety is a big concern when applying anything to your skin. Our henna powders are pure, all natural, and most importantly safe to use on your skin. We recommend that you read all of the available henna product safety information before using any henna product.
Natural henna varies in shades of pure brown, take hours to work, and lasts for a few weeks. Black henna is jet black, works quickly, lasts about a week, and is not safe for use on the skin as it can cause lifelong blisters where your design used to be.
Our dark henna powder is all-natural indigofera tinctoria and does NOT contain PPD or p-Phenylenediamine, a chemical typically found in “black henna” sold in the tattoo industry that can cause serious lifelong damage to your skin and health. Use of black henna that contains PPD requires medical attention by a qualified physician. Always know whether your dark or black henna contains PPD before applying to your skin. Look for “All Natural / PPD Free” on the label henna safety information.
Never use henna products that contain chemicals or solvents and do not attempt to add them to your paste and apply to your skin just to get a darker color. Using chemicals and solvents on your skin is a serious health hazard and may permanently blister or do other irreversible damage to your skin.
If you’ve never used henna before you may want to apply a small bit of the henna paste on an unnoticeable area of area of skin to test for sensitivity or allergic reaction before applying to a larger area of skin. An allergy to henna is called a napthoquinone sensitivity which is not common but is a known medical issue in some people. Any sign of itching or blistering means your skin is too sensitive to safely apply the product.
If you experience mild itching, some irritation can also be from the essential oil in your mixture, so test the essential oil also if you have a reaction. You do not have to use essential oil in your henna paste if it causes irritation but the oil does help darken the color of the henna which is why it’s usually added. Try a different Essential Oil if you find the oil to be the source of irritation, lavender oil is usually the most gentle essential oil on the skin.
Remember that Henna paste dies your skin longer the longer you leave it on, this is not a wash off instantly type product, but it does come off eventually and is not permanent. It is recommended that you use Tattoo Gloves while applying or mixing this product to avoid discoloration under fingernails or elsewhere it touches your skin and cuticles. Also avoid contact with fabric as henna will stain your clothing.
Do not inject this product under the skin, it is not tattoo ink meant for subdermal application. It is applied externally to your skin to tint your skin temporarily.
Do not apply henna to open cuts, sores, or wounds on your body. Do not use near or get in your eyes.
This is not a food product and is not meant for consumption.
Keep henna tattoo products away from pets and children.