Henna Tattoo Paste Recipe


  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp black tea
  • 3 tsp henna powder
  • 1 tsp eucalyptus oil
  • some lemon or lime juice


  • pot
  • fine sieve
  • cup
  • airtight sealable container or cling film
  • piping bag

Bring the water to a boil and add the black tea. Let this infusion brew as long as possible (at least two hours, but preferably overnight) and pour it through the sieve so that all tea leaves and crumbs are filtered out. Pour the henna powder into the cup and pour the eucalyptus oil over it without mixing the ingredients.

Add a few drops of lemon juice and about 3 tablespoons of the filtered and reheated tea infusion and mix with the henna powder and eucalyptus oil. Remove lumps by pressing the paste against the wall of the cup with the back of a spoon. Add enough tea infusion until the paste has reached the desired consistency.

Let the mixture rest for at least two to three hours, preferably again overnight. To prevent the paste from drying out during this time, it should be poured into the plastic bowl or cover the cup with cling film. In order not to weaken the coloring effect, keep the covered paste in the refrigerator.

Briefly stir the paste again shortly before use and add a little tea infusion if necessary. If it is too thin, new henna powder can be added carefully. If the henna paste does not have any lumps, it can be poured into the piping bag.