Best oils for henna
Essential oils are concentrated extracts of many different plants and are widely used as a natural means of healing the body, mind and soul. Some essential oils are calming such as lavender, while as others can heal the skin and scalp, such as sweet orange.
Please keep in mind that some essential oils are not safe during pregnancy.
If using essential oils for other uses such as skincare, aromatherapy, always dilute them in a carrier oil such as grapeseed oil, Jojoba oil, coconut or olive oil as they are very concentrated and can cause irritation to the skin if not diluted.
For henna uses on the skin essential oils function as a solvent in your paste and help the dye to attach to keratin in the skin. Most solvents that come to mind first are things like kerosene or turpentine. But they are not skin friendly and we don’t want them in our paste!
Essential oils improve the color and duration of henna, some more than other. Lavender is a perfect example.