Wednesday, September 20, 2017

latest so stylish and beauiful mehndi designs for girls

Every woman swears by mehendi, if you have to look ethnic for an important ritual then without mehendi the look will be absolutely incomplete. Mehendi is not just loved for its beauty; it is an important part of the whole ritual and is believed to bring fortune.Mehendi is derived from the Sanskrit word Mendhika, the use of turmeric and henna paste is supported by Hindu ritual texts and history.

Mehendi or Henna used in India is derived from stylish mehendi plant which is scientifically known as Lawsonia Inermis and is popularly called the henna tree. This flowering plant is native to Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, Near East and South Africa. Mehendi custom is celebrated with pomp in many Arabian countries. History proves that mehendi or Henna was used in Europe in 19th century.This Arabic culturehas become an integral part of Indian custom. Mehendi has become an important ritual in all communities in India and is usually followed by other fun filled programs like DJ nights.

Henna is the paste that is made from the stems and leaves of the henna plant and when it is applied on the hand it become mehendi. The leaves and stems are dried and grounded into powder. To make the henna paste you have to first sift the henna powder using a nylon strainer. This will help to remove chunks that can clog the mouth of the applicator. Then pour the henna powder in a bowl, add quarter cup or 60ml of lemon juice and whisk it into a thick consistency.Then add sugar and essential oil (Lavender oil, tea tree, Cajuput or Raven Sara oil) and whisk it  really well till the texture becomes silky smooth. Cover the bowl with a cling wrap and keep it in room temperature till the dye separates and comes to the surface.Add more lemon juice to the dye that separates and comes to the surface till you get yogurt like consistency. Pour the paste into a plastic cone and twist the top of the cone twice and secure it tightly with a rubber band. Apply gentle pressure with your thumb on the top of the cone to dispense the mehendi. If this doesn’t work then you have to clip the tip of the cone to enlarge the opening, but be careful not to make a big cut since this will spoil the design.

Fariha Taj