the first step is what to mix your henna powder with? The BREW
it’s always essential to use an acidic liquid, preferably from natural juice such as lemon juice, grapefruit juice, pink grapefruit juice, orange juice… any citrus will do. it is possible to use lemon juice from concentrate, which is water and citric acid, but as with anything you’re going to apply to your skin and body, it’s always best to use natural, organic ingredients. It’s better to avoid mixing henna powder with water because it dilutes your henna color from red/brown to orange.
Now you want to mix your juice with something sweet like honey, brown sugar or tamarind. Tamarind is my favorite because it gives the best results. Put a 2.5cm (1 inch) cube of tamarind into a 23cl (8 fl.oz) glass, and let it sit for a couple hours, while stirring once in while. The liquid will turn into a light brown color, at which moment it can be strained from the tamarind.