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How to make Mehndi Paste at home

By Sara . Updated: January 20, 2017
How to make Mehndi Paste at home

Everyone loves to adorn their hands with the beautiful mehndi design. You can easily make the mehndi paste at home in a simple, fun and easy way. There are two ways to make mehndi paste – one is by using the natural mehndi leaves and the other one is by using the mehndi powder bought from stores. So, today let’s go through the steps of making mehndi paste at home.

You'll need:

  • Mehndi Leaves or readymade mehndi powder
  • Sieve
  • Lemon juice
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Essential oil
  • Plastic, glass or ceramic bowl
  • Plastic spoon
  • Plastic wrap
  • Plastic cone or any other applicator
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Steps to follow:


At first, collect a bunch of mehndi leaves from the mehndi plant. Wash them and let them dry in sunlight. When the leaves dry and become crisp, grind these leaves into very fine powder. Now sieve this powder twice or thrice so that no big piece remains in the powder.

If you are buying mehndi powder from the market then make sure that they have a greenish-brown tint.

How to make Mehndi Paste at home - Step 1

Take a plastic, glass or ceramic container and put the desired amount of mehndi powder in it.


Mix one part of lemon juice with three parts of water. Now add 1 teaspoon of sugar and some drops of essential oil and stir well till the whole sugar dissolves in water. You can also mix tea or tamarind paste in it.


Take 2 tablespoons of the water solution and pour it into the mehndi powder. Stir it using a plastic spoon till the water is soaked by the mehndi powder. Then, put 2 table spoons of water and repeat the process again. This way, no lumps will form in the paste.


Keep repeating step 4 untill a smooth paste is formed whose consistency should be like that of mashed potato, smooth and creamy.

How to make Mehndi Paste at home - Step 5

Now cover the container with a plastic wrap and keep it overnight or for 6-7 hours.

How to make Mehndi Paste at home - Step 6

After 6-7 hours, scoop out the mixture from the container and fill it in the plastic cone or any other applicator you are using. Your own mehndi paste is ready to be used, and you can be certain it is pure and safe. Start designing!

Did you know that natural mehndi lasts longer? For more tips on how to make mehndi last longer, read our tutorial.

If you're a newcomer in Mehndi design, you can learn how to apply mehndi for beginners by reading this article.

Did you know you can also dye your hair with powders such as Mehndi and Indigo?

How to make Mehndi Paste at home - Step 7

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  • Keep mehndi paste in freezer when not in use.
  • Always buy good quality readymade mehendi powder.
  • Keep some extra mehndi powder so that if your paste becomes too runny then you can add the extra powder to it.
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thurga chandran
how to make a mehandi by home made?
OneHowTo Editor
The article above specifies the steps to make mehndi at home. Follow them in order to do so.
Hope this helps
Essential oil means which oil we should use? Some people use bhindi water to get long thin thread in Mehendi, also they put some "kath" in that to get dark colour Mehendi, need to know your suggestion about this.
OneHowTo Editor
You can use any essential oil you prefer, according to your preferences or what you have. The importance in this ingredient is its density.
Hope this helps
How to dark mehendi paste
nadiya question can i grind all the ingredients in a blender?
OneHowTo Editor
You can do this, but make sure your Mehndi paste doesn't turn too thin.
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