Name: Henna Attar
Botanical Name: Lawsonia inermis
Place of Origin: The henna tree is native to the Indian subcontinent as well as South East Asia. The leaves of the henna tree are dried and churned into a fine powder. This powder is used on the scalp, for healthy hair and also on the palms of ladies as it leaves a reddish tint after wash. Intricate designs are culled out on the palms which look very beautiful once washed off. Henna is also used in auspicious occasions. Despite these usages, henna also has herbal healing properties which can be deployed in the form of attar.
Attars have taken the fragrance industry by storm because of their alcohol-free nature and longevity. Attars are gaining significance and entering the mainstream perfumery business. Because of the fact that attars are the products of old ancient Arab Culture, the key factors like source ingredient, methods of preparation for most of the attars do not exist in a documented form.
The renditions from oral culture have propagated the use of attars and made it popular in the present day. Although original information is not there, the basic information of the blending and mixing technique is deployed to extract attar from the best variety of henna tree to maximize the gift of nature to mankind.
How does it smell: Characteristic, strong and earthly.
Base Material or Oil: Oud, Shamama, Sandalwood, Musk, Neroli
- Very beneficial for hair.
- Relief from Insomnia.
- Helps in an Uplifting Mood.
- Helps to calm down the agitated Nervous System.
Method of extraction: In order to retain the vitality of the special ingredients used to extract the attar, the traditional method of “Deg and Bhapka” more popularly known as “Steam Distillation” is used. In this method:
- The leaves from the henna tree are plucked. This is a task that requires skill, hence experienced workers are employed.
- The leaves are then collected and taken into the distillery.
- The leaves are soaked in water for some time and then transported into copper stools called Degs.
- The next step is to seal the Degs to lock the steam from escaping.
- The Deg is connected to a copper pot via a hollow bamboo pipe called chonga.
- The Deg is now heated until steam starts to form.
- As the still is heated, the water molecules from the mixture start to evaporate and change into steam.
- After a few hours, the distillate is condensed and then the mixture is connected to the setup.
- The filtered liquid is emptied out in a copper utensil and again the same process is repeated.
- The attar extracted as a result of the second distillation is in the purest form.
How to Apply:
- Take a small quantity of the attar and apply it on the inner side of the wrists. Then rub both the wrists against each other.
- Apply on the inner side of each earlobe, then gently rub it.
- These are the exterior pressure points of our body which allow the fragrance of attar to linger for a long time.
Why buy Henna Attar online from Sugmy?
You can buy heena attar online from Sugmy, as we manufacture natural Henna Attar by using 100% pure, organic, and Alcohol-free raw material. We use the traditional ‘Deg and Bhapka‘ method for extracting attar which helps to retain the purity of the attar. We get the raw materials directly from farmers from different regions of India and other countries. By using this raw material we provide you one of the best attars in India.