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We all love Mehndi, and come to think of it, one of the reasons why girls absolutely love the festive and wedding season is because of the chance to show off some lovely mehndi designs. Though you may be in love with decorating your hands with mehendi, you are probably unaware of the many benefits of mehendi oil

Mehndi, also known as henna, is made from the leaves of the mehndi shrub that is indigenous to South Asia. The shrub also grows in Australasia and Africa. It is a thorny shrub with tiny leaves and thrives in subtropical climes. When the dried leaves are mixed with essential oils or water, the paste imparts a burgundy red colour. The reason that mehndi is very popular is because it is used very commonly in weddings in South Asia. The paste made from dried leaves and oil is used to decorate the bride’s body. In some cultures, even the groom’s hands are decorated with mehndi paste, as it is considered auspicious.

If you want to make your drab looking mehndi paste more vibrant and rich, you definitely need mehndi oil.


What is Mehndi Oil? 

Mehndi leaves contain a natural acid called hennotannic acid. This is the acid that works as a dye in mehndi. The acid does not dissolve in water and hence, you will not be able to get a rich and lustrous color when you make a paste of mehndi leaves with henna water. What you need is mehndi oil!

Did you know that mehndi is in fact categorized as an essential oil? Mehndi oil is an essential oil and can be extracted from tea tree, ravensara and cajeput. This oil contains high levels of terpenes, which are naturally produced by the plants. The terepenes in the oil help produce a darker stain from the mehndi.

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