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Posted by FROM THE LAND OF HENNA on August 27, 2002 at 20:09:13:

It's lots of joy reading what all you people talk about.

Yes, I am one of those people who love Henna and as you consider
them: lurking at the forum quietly, but I am an artist and not a

Sadly,you have reached an obsession with your recipe.
If people,from the countries where Mehndi is used as part of
tradition and culture, read what you are talking about, they will be
laughing out loud.
Henna is a the freshness of the nature and
that's all what it is about.
I wonder if Cleopatra used Cajeput Oil while embellishing her

It seems for you, masters of Henna, that the art is in adding as many
useless stuff as possible to your paste, especially if you can get
hold of an oil that is hard to spell and no one has heard of it!

I am in the Land of Henna and all what is mixed to the powder is
water or lemon juice.When it comes to hennaing a bride, we do add
some aromatic oils or orange water just for the nice smell to go with
the happy ceremony and nothing else. Otherwise, you will have to
visit my grandma and my great grandma and teach them how to use their
traditional culture.

I wonder if you are using all your chemistry to boost any old powder
you are stocking for years and years...or is it just to show off?

I don't mean to offend anyone, but lets try to come back down to
earth and enjoy the pure natural art that our ancestors left for us.

Thank you.


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