About Henna

Henna or Mehandi is a tall, shrub-like plant, Lawsonia Inermis. The henna plant grows in hot, dry climates, mostly cultivated in India, Egypt, Sudan, Northern Africa, The Middle East and also in Australia’s North West (although not native to Australia). The leaves are harvested, dried and ground into a powder, which is then used for body art and natural hair colouring.

Henna for hair colouring gives vibrant shades of red, when mixed with other herbs such as Indigo (natural blue-black colour) and Cassia (neutral/clear/conditioning) then creates different shades.


Henna is known to have a cooling attribute, for this reason it is great to be used in hot climates, and on sealed wounds or burns. So the best time to henna your hair is in the middle of the day.


The women of the deserts put henna on the palms of their hands and the soles of their feet for cooling. Traditionally, henna is used to adorn the hands and feet of women for celebrations such as weddings and pregnancy, it is used for this, because it is believed to cleanse the self of negative energy and bring peace and harmony.



The Henna Tree sources all these wonderfully healthy hair colouring herbs from Northern India, where they are naturally grown and mixed especially for us.


These herbs come in a powder form to us in Margaret River, where they are tested, packed and then ready for you to discover in your local health food store or market. Enjoy being naturally a part of nature’s way.

Check out our unique & elegant plant dyed garments made of 100% natural fibers