Henna is a highly fragrant plant and a natural colouring agent

Lawsonia inermis is a thorny shrub in the Lythraceae family. It is a highly fragrant plant whose leaves are used dried and ground into powder to make henna. Henna is a natural colouring agent that has been used throughout the world for thousands of years.

The aromatic leaves of Lawsonia inermis offer a bewitching fragrance, which can be enjoyed by everyone.
While for some people the scent is reminiscent of roses, for others it is closer to the smell of sweat.

Henna is certainly the most emblematic of the dye plants, and has been used for over 5,000 years.
Lawsonia inermis is used in the composition of almost all vegetable dyes, regardless of brand.

What are the benefits of henna on the skin? 

Not only do you get a radiant complexion but in addition, thanks to its healing and antiseptic properties henna protects your skin. 

Its abrasive properties allow you to effortlessly erase dead skin. 

The result is natural and long-lasting.

  • It stimulates hair growth.
  • It has strong sheathing and astringent properties, tightening the hair's structure.
  • It regulates sebum production.
  • It fights hair loss.
  • It is anti-dandruff.
  • It is an effective anti-lice agent.

Benefits for hair:

Henna is a totally plant-based product that contains no harmful substances of any kind. It has the following benefits for our hair:

  • Il ne décolore pas les cheveux et ne les abîme pas,
  • Gives a very natural colour to the hair,
  • Brings volume and strength to your hair, so it's especially recommended for people with fine or damaged hair,
  • After application, the hair appears shinier,
  • The dye lasts for around 3 months and fades gradually, so you won't experience any sudden changes in hair colour.
  • Covers grey hair.
  • It gives an auburn (reddish) colour,
  • Henna has antifungal (kills fungus) and astringent (tightens the skin's pores) properties,
  • It repairs the hair's balance: dry hair is less dull and less brittle, and the protective sheath helps to strengthen it. Oily hair produces less sebum. Hair loss can also be slowed down.

The henna flower is delicate, small, and four-petaled, a 2 mm calyx tube with 3 mm spreading lobes and oval petals with a slew of slender and elongated antennae protruding from the center. The red, rose, and white varieties of the blossom, which also blooms in yellow, cream, and pink, emanate a sweet and seductive aroma evocative of jasmine, rose, and mignonette; therefore the name Jamaica Mignonette, as henna is known in the West Indies.

Henna seeds and leaves

Henna seeds

Henna flowers