JAGUA GEL? JAGUA JUICE INK? JAGUA POWDER? HENGUA POWDER? WHICH ONE DO I CHOOSE???
Here are some fun facts to help you decide which method is the best for you.
This is our first and original product. Our gel is 100% pure and pasteurized during the process of making it. It is crafted with non-GMO Xanthan gum and Organic Lavender Oil.
It comes to you, ready for use. All you have to do is put it in a cone or bottle and apply. All unused gel should be stored in the freezer until you are ready to use it. Jagua gel is great if you are a new artist who is unsure about mixing your own or a super busy artist who doesn't have time to mix your own.
Depending on your skin tone and body chemistry, you will receive a beautiful deep rich blue stain, navy blue, or even black. Unlike henna, Jagua gel stains pretty evenly no matter where it's placed on the body. With a very thin layer of the gel applied to the skin, you can also create shades and give your design a multi-dimensional look. Depending on how thick the gel is applied to the skin, the Jagua gel may take 30 minutes to over an hour to dry.
The raw, natural, unpasteurized juice of the Genipa Americana fruit also known as Jagua fruit. Through many tests and experiments, we have found that this juice can substitute the liquid that you use in your henna recipe. By substituting Jagua ink in your henna recipe, you will achieve an amazing black stain, and your paste can be used within 30 minutes of making it. This paste has the same texture and consistency as henna, with the staining power of Jagua. Depending on how thick it is applied to the skin, it takes 15-30 minutes to dry.
The Jagua ink can also be diluted with water when making your paste, to create many different shades. When doing so, you should allow your paste to sit 12-24 hours before coning and using it to allow the henna powder to dye release. Using Jagua ink allows the artist to be creative and achieve multi-tonal and dimensional designs.
Our newest addition to the Fresh Jagua product line. It is a fine powder created with freeze-dried Jagua juice, non-GMO Xanthan gum, and Organic Cane Sugar. All you have to do is to add water and essential oil. Depending on your climate, you may have to add a little more sugar. (If you live in dry heat climate, adding ½ tbsp-3/4 tbsp. of sugar may be needed to help the paste take longer to dry, ensuring it does not flake off too quickly).
After mixing, it is ready for use in 30 minutes. With Jagua powder, you are able to create a PASTE with the consistency you desire. With the Jagua powder paste, you will achieve a blue-black stain. Depending on how thick it is applied to the skin, it takes 15-30 minutes to dry.
Jagua powder can also be mixed with henna powder when making your paste to create different shades as well. When adding henna powder, you should let your paste sit 12-24 hours also, strain, then cone up and use.
Straining your paste is not necessary when using Jagua powder alone. In powder form, it has the longest shelf life out of all our products. It is great for traveling, unlike juice or gel because you won't have to worry about spilling it. It is great for shipping as it’s lighter in weight and less perishable.
Our fresh Jagua powder has an extended shelf-life of about 6 months!
To ensure maximum shelf life, store your powder in a cool, dark location out of direct sunlight.
High humidity environments will affect opened bag but will have no effect on factory sealed air-tight bag.
WHICH JAGUA POWDER SHOULD I BUY? PREMIXED OR PURE?
For body art or making Hengua we highly recommend that you purchase our premixed and not the Pure.
With our premixed powder you will get less clumps, while mixing your paste and provide you with a better paste flow while drawing
it can also be mix with your Henna Powder. to create Hengua paste.
Pure Jagua powder is mainly used for Body Art as is (pure) but can also be used for fabric dyeing, soap making, candles and of course you can mix your own Hengua mix by mixing it both with our pure Henna Powder.
Hengua powder is Henna Powder infused with Jagua Juice and freeze dried back into a powder.
You have your selection of Jamila infused powder or Organic Rajasthani infused powder.
The powder can be purchased in 3 different quantity’s
10g, 50g or 100g.
100g of hengua powder makes about 10 ounces of paste. The average cost per oz is $10. Same cost as the jagua gel, but with the consistency like henna.
Hengua paste can be coned up and ready to go within the hour. Or if your time gets away from you, it won’t hurt it to sit for a day or two as you can see from the photos below.
No matter which product you choose, know that all of our Jagua products: are
Fresh, natural and made with food-grade ingredients
Can be mixed with dye released henna paste to create many shades
Produce a great stain 2-4 hours after being applied to the skin, but can be left longer when used to create multi-tone designs with henna
Can reactivate after dried with moisture
Needs to be removed thoroughly with soap and tepid water, even when used with henna
Will create a ghost or transfer stain with any skin to skin contact, even after the paste is removed up to 24 hours
Can stain the skin on immediate contact so there is very little room for error. Also, smudges cannot be fixed.
Stains should not be exposed to extremely hot water for the first 48 hours.
The products are derived from a fruit. Anyone allergic to berries, or with a sensitive skin should have a spot test before using.
When stored properly in the freezer, all of our products gives great stains up to a year, and even longer. However, if accidentally left out at room temperature or in a fridge, the products will last for about 2 months. Please note that the dye in henna diminishes faster than Jagua, so any pastes made with the dye released henna, will alter over time.