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Henna Powder

We only offer body art quality henna (BAQ) with absolutely no additives. All of our henna powders are safe for both skin and hair use. Below are some of the henna varieties we offer, though not everything is necessarily available at any given time. ORa henna and Jamila henna are our standard hennas and are normally always available. If they are occasionally out of stock, they are normally back in stock within 30 days.

Henna is a crop, and as such, availability and quality can differ based on the specific crop year. We are constantly sampling and testing different types of henna, and offer the best available options.

BAQ henna is harvested once a year. Pakistani henna is generally available near the end of summer and Indian henna is generally available in the fall. Properly stored, unopened powder henna can last 3 years or more. If you find a crop year you really like, buy extra and store it!

Below is information on our current henna powders.

ORa Henna (Organic Rajasthani Henna)

2016 Crop
Our house brand henna powder, ORa is a spectacular power and is my personal recommendation for both beginners and professionals. It is the henna I use on my clients.

  • 6-12 Hour Dye Release with Lemon Juice
  • Extra High Lawsone Content (2016 is 3.29)
  • Very Stringy Texture
  • Excellent Sift
  • Very Stable
  • Late Fall Harvest Henna
  • USDA Certified Organic by Ecocert
    Certification # ORG/SC/1203/000394
Buy ORa Henna Powder Here


BAQ Jamila Henna (Pakistani Henna)

2016 Crop
Jamila henna is the most well-known professional grade henna powder, due to it's wonderful sift and creamy consistency. It has been around for many years and consistly offers good color.

  • 18-24 Hour Dye Release with Lemon Juice
  • High Lawsone Content
  • Creamy Texture (benefits from adding sugar)
  • Excellent Triple Sift
  • Very Stable
  • Late Summer Harvest Henna
Buy Jamila Henna Here


Ready Made Henna Paste

If it were my choice, everyone would mix their own henna from our fresh powder. The best possible color can be obtained from mixing your own paste, and you can control the texture for your personal preferences. I understand mixing your own henna is not practical for everyone, so we have worked hard to bring you a quality ready made henna paste.

Our ready made henna paste is made especially for us and express shipped to us frozen. As soon as it arrives to us, it’s checked for quality and stored in our in-house freezers. We put serious effort into offering a ready-to-use henna paste that is as fresh as possible, while still containing all natural ingredients and absolutely NO harmful chemicals.

Beachcombers' Henna Paste Ingredients
  • Pure Henna Powder
  • Mineral Water
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Clove Bud Oil
  • Xantam Gum (sugar)
This henna must be stored frozen.

Consider one of our henna kits that contain BOTH paste and powder, so you can try them both out.

Buy Henna Paste Here

Loose Body Art Henna Glitter

Learn what you need to know to do a henna party or fundraising event in this henna class.Looking to add some bling to your henna? Add glitter! Glitter is inexpensive and easy to use, just poof our body-safe loose glitter on wet henna paste.

Not all glitter is created equal. There are two basic types of glitter; cosmetic glitter (body safe glitter) and craft glitter.

Craft glitter should NEVER be used on the body or near the eyes. Craft glitter is cheap but it is made of metal, generally larger, and has sharp edges (triangle or rectangle shaped). This type of glitter can cause very serious eye injury.

Cosmetic grade glitter or body safe glitter, is made of polyester, is smaller (size .008 or smaller), and is hexagonal in shape. Protect your clients and only use cosmetic grade glitter when applying glitter anywhere on the body.

All of our glitters are body safe cosmetic grade.

Why us glitter?

  • Encourages clients to keep henna paste on longer
  • Makes it less likely someone will forget about their henna and smudge it
  • Draws attention to your booth or table
  • Sets you apart from other henna artists
  • Adds sparkling HAPPY to wet henna paste!

If you are doing henna at a festival where you have competition, you NEED glitter!

Buy Henna Glitter Here


Henna Applicator Bottles

Henna can be applied many different ways including with a cone, a syringe, a stick, or applicator bottles. whatever you choose is simply personal preference. For a new henna artist applicator bottles are the most popular because they are so easy to handle and use.

We offer soft squeeze anti-fatigue bottles with 2 different styles applicator tips; Jac tips and ORa Moroccan tips.
Soft squeeze henna applicator bottles to apply mehndi paste.

ORa Moroccan Tips

These polished stainless steel tips are my recommendation. They are hands-down the best tips available to use for henna.

ORa Moroccan Tips Pros ORa Moroccan Tips Cons
- Precise and reliable
- Tips are polished on the INSIDE as well as the outside
- Five tip sizes available (gauges 20, 19, 18, 16,14)
- Offers the smallest available size (20 gauge)
- Easy to refill, just unscrew syringe cap
- I can't think of a single reason to choose Jaq tips over these
Buy ORa Applicator Bottles

Jaq Tips

These are also known as Jac or Jacquard tips. These were a great tip that many henna artists started off using. They are still a good tip, but just not as good as the ORa tips, so if you are new, get the Ora tips.
Jac/Jaq Pros Jac.Jaq Cons
- Precise and reliable
- Easy to use
-Three sizes available (.05, .07, .09 mm)
- Only three tip sizes available
- The nip must be pulled out of the bottle to refill
- These are not polished on the inside
Buy Jacquard Jac Bottles


Henna Tools of the Trade

As with every craft, there are all kinds of tools available to make doing henna easier and more convenient for you.

Empty Henna Cones

Mylar, cellophane, and other plastic cones have a variety of uses including applying henna, storing paste, and getting paste into other applicators such as henna bottles. We have a variety of different empty henna cones to shop so you can find what is right for you.

Cello Flats

Hand Rolled Cones

Carrot Bags



I personally use the medium sized cello flats to roll my own cones. I fill these using a carrot bag and then freeze the individual cones until I need them.

Type Applying
Henna
Storing
Henna
Filling
Bottles
Notes
Cello Flats X X X Available in triangles and rectangles
Hand Rolled Cones X X X Create a large cone already rolled
Carrot Bag X X Huge size is specifically for filling cones and bottles


Transfer Paper

Transfer paper is great for doing complicated or symmetrical designs such as Celtic knots. Anything you can't free hand, can be done with transfer paper to get perfect results.

This is the same transfer paper that is used in tattoo shops. You trace any design you want, creating a transfer. Apply the transfer to your skin and henna over it. The first time you wash, the transfer lines go away and you are left with a henna tattoo that is perfectly done!

We make our own transfer paper activator using distilled water, rubbing alcohol, and glycerin so that it doesn't interfere with getting a good henna stain. Do not use deodorant, as it can effect your henna stain.

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Spray Bandage Sealer

This is a great sealer that you don't have to make yourself. Perfect for large areas or outdoor events. In addition to being a great sealer for henna, spray bandage sealer is a wonderful way to help protect your henna stain when swimming.

You can find spray bandage sealer in the First Aid isle of your local pharmacy, but it's generally a VERY small can and about $12. We've sourced this generic brand option that gives you more than double to product for a much lower price.

You can learn more about henna sealers here on our "Henna How To DIY" page.

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Henna Straining Kit

Straining henna paste is optional, but I strain every henna batch I make, even, the king-of-sift Jamila henna. Straining will remove any bits in your henna that will clog your applicator, such as dry henna bits, super small stems, or bits of lemon. The key to straining your henna is to use a quality nylon without reinforced toes.

Since most women now-a-days do not have extra nylons laying about, I created this kit so you can get everything you need to make straining easy without a trip to the department store for expensive panty hose. Instructions for straining henna paste are here.

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