What is Mehndi?

What is Mehndi?

The word mehndi comes from the Sanskrit term mendhikā, defined as lawsonia inermis or the henna plant. Throughout history, this versatile substance fulfilled religious, medicinal, cosmetic and social needs across continents and social classes. While the term mehndi commonly evokes images of those navigating major life transitions, henna continues to enjoy broad use in diverse communities throughout the world.

The first step in making mehndi is to grind henna leaves into a fine powder and sift. Mehndi NYC mixes this powder with organic lemon juice, essential oils, distilled water and sugar. This natural paste is applied to clean skin and removed after a few hours. The resulting stain starts off orange and darkens gradually, lasting days before slowly fading away.

Mehndi NYC is committed to using safe authentic henna and ingredients, never harmful substances and additives.