How to mix mehndi and make mehndi cones

how to mix henna
Mix the henna, essential oils and water in a bowl to make a paste.

Start by measuring out the henna powder in tablespoons and place into a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of pure Eucalyptus oil, Teatree or Cajeput pure essential oil for every 2 heaped tablespoons of henna powder, add a few splashes of lemon juice and some warm water mixing till you reach a cake batter like consistency. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave for a few hours or overnight. You can read more about mehndi on Tips to make your mehndi darker.

how to make a mehndi cone
Roll the plastic to make a cone.

All you need to make the mehndi cones is some plastic, I like to use the A4 plastic pockets/sleeves for files as you can buy these in large packs, rolls of other plastics work too such as flower paper.  Cut the plastic to roughly A5 in size and start rolling the cone by folding the plastic in the middle and rolling into a cone shape keeping the point nice and tight (you can always cut this open to make it bigger when filled). Use sellotape to hold the cone together.

how to make mehndi and cones
The finished cone.

The finished cone should look like this.

how to make mehndi and cones
The mehndi cone filled with henna.

Scoop out the henna mixture with a tablespoon and gently shake into the cone, use small amounts as it can get quite messy, don’t completely fill the cone leave enough space so you can push the henna down and fold the top. Securely tape the top and snip the very tip to size when ready to use, don’t snip too much or the henna will come out too thick.  You can leave the cones at room temperature for a day and store in the fridge for future use but if I’m doing a bride I like to make them fresh for each client.

Tina

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