White Henna, Anyone?

White henna design on hand

The running joke around here at Earth Henna is about how for 11 years we had the smallest product line in the history of commerce: one product! True, we did come up with variations on our original Earth Henna Temporary Tattoo Kit—let’s see, besides the Classic Henna Tattoo Kit, there’s the Premium Henna Tattoo Kit; my book about the art of Mehndi body painting; the Henna Kit for Kids; and the Earth Henna Refill Kit. Still, those are all henna kit-related products!

Then came the Earth Jagua Black Temporary Tattoo Kit in 2009. To that original black temporary tattoo product we added the Premium Jagua Kit and the Jagua Refill Kit (not to mention my lavishly illustrated book about Pascal’s journey to the Peruvian Amazon in search of the elusive jagua fruit). Hey, we were moving up there in the world with not one but two products. Woo hoo!

And now—wait for it—comes our third product! Are you impressed? We are! Last week, we formally introduced our “white henna” temporary tattoo kit, or as it’s known in our office, and on the package: the White Lace and Silver Glitter Temporary Tattoo Kit.

Although everyone in the world calls this hot, new form of temporary body art “white henna,” by now I’m sure you know there’s no such thing as white henna. The henna plant stains the skin a dark reddish brown, right? Right. The reason everyone calls it “white henna” is because designs created with this product—which is a mix of white body paint and medical grade adhesive—typically look just like good old traditional henna tattoos. But in this case, the skin is not stained white. Rather, the design sits on top of the skin, is set with a sprinkle of corn starch, and presto, in five minutes, your design is done! Bye bye. have a good time!

These designs, which last 1–5 days on the skin, depending on where they are on the body, are perfect for parties, weddings, music festivals, and any other special event where you want to stand out. The kit comes with corn starch (for setting white designs) and silver glitter (which you can use instead of corn starch, if you want a sparkly look). They’re totally gorgeous either way, but this gives you options.

Henna Tattoo Kits, Jagua Tattoo Kits and White Lace Kits. Three products at last.

We’ve hit the big time!

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