Henna is a natural dye produced from the leaves of the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis). Henna has been used for thousands of years in cultures across the world to create beautiful, safe, temporary body art. Henna leaves contain Lawsone, a dye molecule that stains the skin. As the layers of the skin naturally exfoliate, the stained layers are lost until the stain is gone. The leaves are dried, crushed to a powder and mixed with water, lemon juice and essential oils to create the paste that is applied to the skin. The paste is left on the skin for several hours and creates a reddish-brown stain when removed. When paste is first removed, the stain is a bright orange color. After 36-48 hours, the stain oxidizes to a darker reddish-brown color. The color of the stain can vary between light to dark reddish-brown depending on the skin type, body part, time the paste was left on and other variables. Depending on the location and aftercare, henna stains can last 1-3 weeks.

Natural, unadulterated henna is extremely safe and has been used for thousands of years. The powder is mixed with a liquid (water and lemon juice), organic cane sugar and organic essential oils. Evergreen henna always uses 100% natural, organic, unadulterated henna and makes fresh paste to ensure that each ingredient is safely and responsibly sourced to create safe, beautiful body art.

It is extremely rare for a person to experience an adverse reaction to 100% natural henna paste. Some people may be allergic/sensitive to the ingredients used in the paste (lemon juice, sugar, essential oils). You should always ask the artist for the ingredients used in making the paste and consult with your doctor if you have any questions about sensitivities. People with the rare G6PD deficiency or people that are allergic to aspirin or fava beans, should not get henna. Children under the age of 10 should not get henna because they may have an undiagnosed G6PD deficiency.

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Lotus of the Moon Henna Artists

My name is Elizabeth and I am the owner/creator of Evergreen Henna.  I first discovered henna at the age of 15.  I have always been a lover of all things body art, so when I discovered my first henna cone in a clothing shop, I immediately went to work hennaing myself and my friends.  Henna has grown to be one of my greatest passions.  I spend my free time researching henna, creating unique designs, and hennaing my friends, family, and referrals.  Having very sensitive skin myself, making my own henna paste with the safest, highest quality ingredients is a priority for me.  I am excited to finally turn my eight- year hobby into a business.  I look forward to the opportunity to meet new people and to create henna designs to fit each person’s individual style.  When not doing henna, I enjoy playing video games, yoga, coffee, and tea!