How to make Mehandi(Mehndi) Powder?
Mehndi powder can be made by oneself. For making Mehndi (henna) powder, Mehndi leaves should be properly dried and then powder can be made easily from this powder. The prepared Mehndi (henna) powder should be sieved through the nylon cloth. Also, the Mehandi powder can be easily bought from the market instead of preparing it at home.
How to make Mehandi Paste?
For making Mehndi paste, a big bowl is required. Take a big bowl and add mehndi powder and small amount of Mehndi oil to it. Then with the help of water make a thick mehndi paste and leave it free for 1 to 2 hours.
How to make Chopa (paste of sugar and lemon)?
Take a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and juice of half lemon to it. This paste is called Chopa, in Hindi language. Chopa is used to keep mehndi wet and intact on the skin.
How to make Cone for applying mehndi on hand?
Cone can be made either from the sheet of plastic or from saree packing paper or from gift paper. For making a cone, plastic should be cut in the shape of a rectangle of 6 by 4 inches. Then with great care, the shape of the cone is given to the plastic and a tape is stuck to it so that the shaped cone remains as it is. With a teaspoon fill in mehndi paste which should not be more than 3/4th of the cone. Then with the help of a ruffle or rubber band or tape close the end side of it.
Method of putting mehandi on one’s hands or legs
First of all, in whichever hand mehndi is being applied, clean it with mehndi oil by using clean cotton. Then with the help of cone put mehndi on that hand. While putting mehndi, one should pay attention that Mehandi should be wet enough to be intact in the place where it is being applied. After sometime when mehndi, which has been applied, starts drying, then the paste of sugar and lemon, ie, chopa should be applied over mehendi designs. Mehandi should be kept intact in hand for at least 1 hour for better color.
- Before taking out mehndi from one’s hand, oil should be necessarily put which aids in easy removal of mehndi.
- For taking out Mehndi from hand, a sharpened knife should never be used.
- After mehndi has been removed from hand, do not wash your hand for at least 5-6 hours for better mehndi color.
Step-by-step preparation of making henna cone…