Jagua - Pure

Ingredients: 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, create jagua gel from scratch or mix with henna for "hengua." Because it is soluble, dehydrated jagua juice can be used as an additive for hengua without affecting the water-to-henna ratio called for in the henna recipe.

Jagua - 1 oz/28.35 g Item JAG1695


Approximate 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.