Thursday, October 7, 2010


Hello fabulous naturals !

We all like a little henna  every now and then , RIGHT?.  I particularly like to use henna to decorate my hands and feet.  My daughters love it, they were brought up knowing how to use henna.  We often have henna parties of our own, applying little decorations to our hands , and feet ( my oldest daughter is really good at it)  In fact I know of a lot of sisters who  have henna parties.  Its quite popular right before a sister gets married, other sisters and herself will get together and adorn themselves with henna.  Henna is not only great for our hair, but can be just as nice for our nails! 

Henna Nail Paste Recipe

1 Tablespoon of henna paste
1 Tablespoon of warm water
2 drops of vitamin E oil


Grab a small bowl, pour the henna into the bowl and mix with water.
Add the vitamin E , making sure to mix well  forming a paste.


While the paste is still warm, use a small brush (  small paint brushes work great) to apply carefully to finger nails only.  Be sure to have a cloth handy to wash off any henna that may accidentally get on your skin surrounding the nail.  To prevent it from staining your skin.

Allow henna to dry for at least 30 min , or until completely dry. If any  excess paste remains , just gently wipe it off with a paper towel.  And , remember this paste will stain, but will however eventually Beginn to fade.  So, therefore apply as often as you like.

Use warm water to rinse off hands.

Buff nails with a buffer gently.


Try applying a base coat to your nails before applying the henna paste, to help in preventing the paste from staining longer than you would like.

Thanks for reading :)



NaturalReview said...

You always have something interesting to share. I never thought of using henna on nails.

Unknown said...

@Natural review ...Thanks! its great, and a natural way of adding color to your nails. Thanks for stopping by NaturalReview, take care:)

BreukelensFinest said...

interesting post! does it stain your nails? and how often do you do this?

Unknown said...

@BreuklensFinest..yes it does stain your can apply as often as you like, if it starts to fade you can reapply. TIP: try Applying a base coat before the henna paste, it may help it from staining longer than you would like.

Thanks BF for stopping by, take care.

Tiffany said...

my local dunkin donuts lady told me about the parties before weddings and engagements. never heard about the nails though. i wanna see!!

ChocolateOrchid said...

Wow! I've been wanting to get a henna tattoo. I never thought about it as a nail paste. Hmmm, something else to consider doing.

Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said... are quite welcome! and yes loving the henna tattoos :))

Thanks for stopping by CO, take care.

Unknown said...

@Tiffany...ITS GREAT ON THE NAILS ALSO:) Thanks for stopping by, Tiffany, take care.