What Is Henna?
The temporary art of henna began over 5,000 years ago in both India and Africa, when leaves from the henna plant were mixed into a paste. You can mix water, eucalyptus oil, and even tea or coffee with henna to make the paste. Early users of henna applied small dots of this mixture onto the palms of their hands in effort to cool their bodies.
Popular Henna Design Meanings
- Sahasara: This ancient symbol unites the soul with a divine sense of force.
- Peacock: The proud peacock symbolizes beauty.
- Swans: Symbolize success and beauty.
- Birds:Birds serve as the messengers between heaven and earth.
- Dragonflies and butterflies: Symbolize change and rebirth.
- Paisley designs:Intricate and scrolling paisleys can represent fertility and luck.
- Flowers: Flowers and petals symbolize pure happiness and joy.
- Vines and leaves: Vines and leaf henna designs often represent devotion and vitality and are perfect for marriage celebrations.
- Eye: Ancient eyes in Mehndi art often represent the reflection of the evil eye, turning any evil wishes back onto the gazer while offering a spiritual form of protection. Popular for weddings or any other of life’s journeys, a Mehndi eye is a comforting companion.
- Snakes and lizards:Reptiles are often considered the seekers of enlightenment in henna practices.
Benefits of Henna
Henna helps regulate women’s menstrual cycle.
Henna paste calms you by extracting the excess heat in your body.
Spiritually, Henna is believed to bring happiness, good fortune and benevolence of the Universe.
Are you thinking abut getting a Henna? Just know that is safe, all natural and you will love it!