Henna in Trinidad and Tobago

Henna in Trinidad and Tobago

I’m so excited to announce that we will be in Trinidad and Tobago from October 6th to October 13th. I’ve always wanted to go to to this beautiful country and it’s finally happening! I have to confess that I am so in love with the people, food and culture. This is a getaway that you can also attend. There will be beautiful accommodations, the beach, culture, amazing food and of course beautiful henna. Henna Sooq is one of the sponsors of this exciting getaway and each attendee will receive a product gift bag. You can get all of this and more by booking the Tobago Getaway. There are still a few spots left. What’s included Accommodations-http://www.enchantedwaterstobago.com Rooms are shared- two or four people. Breakfast and dinner A gift bag sponsored by Henna Sooq Airport Transfers Island Tour Pigeon Point Beach Bar/Party night A surprise event on the last day that will take your breath away(weather permitting)   I’ll also be offering a henna workshop on October 9th and be taking henna body art appointments throughout the getaway. The henna workshop can be booked through the Tobago Getaway or individually (if you’re local for example) through Khadija@HennaSooq.com. It’s only $50 USD or $300 TTD (for locals). We’re currently looking to work with a sponsor in Trinidad where we would offer one of the following packages: class on henna for natural hair care and color along with henna body art sessions (most popular) henna body art sessions only henna body art workshop with live demo henna for hair workshop with live demo Each package can be custom designed. What you’ll receive:...
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Mixing Jagua Juice to create a Black Henna Design

Mixing Jagua Juice to create a Black Henna Design

You may have heard about how bad black henna is. That it’s full of chemicals and can scar your skin for life.  It’s true. There are black henna cones and products on the market that can badly blister your skin. Before I started doing henna professionally, I went to a somalian wedding in Toronto. They recommended I get henna done as several other ladies were. So I decided to get my feet done for the wedding. Before I headed to the home of the henna artist they told me I had to go and buy some black henna dye which was really in fact black hair dye, Bigen. I had no idea how harmful this would be. My feet got henna’ed and they looked perfect. When my henna started to fade I began to notice raised, bumpy skin that I thought was athlete’s foot. Then the puffy skinstarted to resemble the henna design I’d had done, but how so? I had the henna done weeks ago? Could this really be an allergic reaction? Yes! It was an allergic reaction. I was lucky I wasn’t scarred for life. I was one of the lucky ones that my skin  returned back to normal. That was definitely the last time I would ever get black henna. What I learned was that all allergic reactions don’t necessarily happen right away. It can happen even weeks later or it can develop over time. The good news is that we now have a natural alternative to chemically based black henna. By replacing the liquids you usually use in your henna body art recipe with jagua...
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Khadija’s Henna Body Art Recipe

Khadija’s Henna Body Art Recipe

Since 2005, I have been mixing henna for body art by hand and have tried many combinations of powders and ingredients. I love the process of tessting out new powders, formulations and playing in the henna “mud”. I now use a KitchenAid stand mixer to mix my henna and jagua body art recipes. I’ll be sharing with you in this blog my absolutely favorite henna recipe and steps I take to get a smooth, creamy and dark staining henna body art recipe for henna tattoos that will last 7-10 days. Essential ingredients: Fresh body art quality henna powder that is finely sifted (please read our article on the times needed for dye release). My current favorite body art quality henna powders are our Red Raj and Supreme Blend. Bottled lemon juice, warm water or tea brew. Personally I use 50/50 of distilled water and lemon juice. 100% pure essential oils, such as eucalyptus globulus, cajeput, or tea tree or lavender (also known as terps). My personal favorite is our Red Raj Bliss Blend EO. Sugar, preferably dextrose or fructose. I currently use fructose or raw sugar. Those on the west coast might enjoy trying molasses for a more “wet” consistency for the dry air there. Measuring the henna powder. Take 2 tbsp of henna powder (about 25 grams of henna) and place it into a glass or stainless steel bowl. Add 1 tsp of sugar of your choice and mix well. Adding the lemon juice/water/tea brew. Heat your liquid (about 1/4 cup) on the stove and add it slowly to your henna powder. Mix well until it is the...
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