New Mehandi Designs
Mehandi Designs For Hands
Every woman swears by mehandi, if you have to look ethnic for an important ritual then without mehendi the look will be absolutely incomplete. Mehandi is not just loved for its beauty it is an important part of the whole ritual and is believed to bring fortune.Mehandi is derived from the Sanskrit word Mendhika, the use of turmeric and henna paste is supported by Hindu ritual texts and history.Henna is the paste that is made from the stems and leaves of the henna plant and when it is applied on the hand it become mehendi. The leaves and stems are dried and grounded into powder. To make the henna paste you have to first sift the henna powder using a nylon strainer. This will help to remove chunks that can clog the mouth of the applicator. Then pour the henna powder in a bowl, add quarter cup or 60ml of lemon juice and whisk it into a thick consistency.Then add sugar and essential oil (Lavender oil, tea tree, Cajuput or Raven Sara oil) and whisk it really well till the texture becomes silky smooth. Cover the bowl with a cling wrap and keep it in room temperature till the dye separates and comes to the surface.Add more lemon juice to the dye that separates and comes to the surface till you get yogurt like consistency. Pour the paste into a plastic cone and twist the top of the cone twice and secure it tightly with a rubber band. Apply gentle pressure with your thumb on the top of the cone to dispense the mehendi. If this does not work then you have to clip the tip of the cone to enlarge the opening, but be careful not to make a big cut since this will spoil the design.