Botanical Name

lawsoina inermis

Common name


Other Name

mehndi/ henna leaves

Part Used

dried leaves


dye skin , hair

Color Ranges:

Product Descriptions:

Heena dye prepared from the plant lawsonia inermis also known as the heena tree or mehndi. Heena has been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair, fingers, as well as including silk wool and leather. The leaf of the henna plant contain a finite amount of lawsone molecule. Colors of heena leaves depend on quality of heena leaves and also metal, oil, other ingredients. By adding mordant Like chrome, ferrous, and alum shade are different . heena powder give a dark colour with ferrous. The dry powder is mixed with one of a number of liquid, including water, lemon juice, strong tea, and other ingredients, depending on your end use .

Dyeing Process

sodhani biotech

(A) Pre Mordant 1 :- Pre-treat the material with alum 10% of fabric weight at 80°C for 60 mins.
(B) Dyeing :- Add the required amount of dye to the dye bath. PH of dye bath needs to be maintained at pH 9. If it's higher than pH 9 add vinegar, if below pH 9, use lime or soda ash. Stir well to dissolve the dye. Add fabric to the dye bath and maintain at 90°C for 60-80 mins. We check all our natural dyes at 30% of fabric weight, you can amend the percentage as per lighter or darker shade required.
(C) Post Treatment :- Conduct soaping of the dyed material with non-ionic detergent (0.5gpl) at 50°C for 35 mins.
(D) Hot wash and then cold wash the material.


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