Pure Dehydrated Juice of the Genipa americana fruit.
Shelf-stable, water-soluble powder, safe and 100% natural. Used to increase the potency of jagua gels, for creating jagua gel from scratch, or mixed with henna for “hengua.” Because it is soluble, Dehydrated Jagua Juice should be used as an additive for hengua and should not affect the water to henna ratio called for in the henna recipe.
Protein fibers: skin, fingernails, hair.
1 oz/28.35 g (Item JAC1695)
Appox ratios for mixing jagua gel:
- 2 parts jagua powder
- 0.75 parts xanthan gum or other thickener
- 3 parts water
- 0.3 parts Eucalyptus Oil or other essential oil
If you are prone to allergies or have sensitive skin, do a small test design and wait a day before proceeding with something more elaborate.
Recommended ratios for "hengua":
For a darker, faster-developing henna stain: use 0.25 oz/7g jagua per 1.76 oz/50g henna (1:7 by volume)
For a deep burgundy stain: use 0.53 oz/15g jagua per 1.76 oz/50g (1:3.5 by volume)
For a dark chocolate brown stain: use 0.88 oz/25g jagua per 1.76 oz/50g henna (1:2 by volume).
Pre-dissolve in water or blend with henna powder to incorporate.