Re: Help! Can I dye my lips with "normal" henna? (=not Mehru)

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Posted by Maureen on July 21, 2002 at 04:02:54:

In reply to: Re: Help! Can I dye my lips with "normal" henna? (=not Mehru) posted by Jameela on July 20, 2002 at 18:08:51:

I clearly want to distance myself from any recommendation for anyone
hennaing their lips, gums and the entire insides of their mouth. I
have not seen anyone successfully use henna on their lips. My
imagining is just that the skin may be too thin. But, that in and of
itself does not mean it hasn't worked on someone somewhere. So from
my experience and what I have learned from others experiences, henna
can't stain the lips worth a dime. I also think that if someone is
looking to stain their lips, there are products on the market that
stain in a matter of a minute or two and come in a variety of colors
that create choices.

Since I have no idea...and imagine most people here have not much
more of an idea...concerning what pesticides may have been used on
henna plants and whether or not some residue remains in the henna
powder; whether there may be dirt, grounded insects and such in the
powder; and, how safe some of that green dye that some manufacturers
are surely putting in some of the henna powders I have sampled would
be if ingested...I just don't see suggesting or sanctioning doing
anything with henna powder that might get it swallowed in small or
large dosage. Will any of the above kill you. I don't know and
would guess probably not. But I know that most of us don't want it
in our mouth.

I am sure we have enough problems with the FDA here in the U.S. right
now with the use of pure natural henna powder on skin without getting
them to thinking we are suggesting it is safe to use in the mouth and
that it is safe to ingest even in the smallest dosages. Yes, I know
how it is said to have been used for ailments. But that really is
not here a recommended use here in the U.S. and the henna powder
imported and sold here in the U.S. does not indicate for use on
anything but outer body skin and on hair.

So I am really feeling the need in this short thread to say that at
EveryDay Mehndi, we recommend our henna powder only for use on outer
body skin and on hair.

EveryDay Mehndi


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