Ingredient Spotlight – Henna

January 20, 2014

Henna, or Lawsonia inermis, is a small tree that is native to the Middle East and Mediterranean best known for its dying capabilities. It has been a part of culture for thousands of years and today it is a main ingredient in our Carrot, Papaya and Tropical Fruit Tan Accelerators.


Within Carrot Sun henna helps you to develop that deep, dark, golden tan and is what gives the tan accelerators that intense red colour - it’s our coveted ingredient.  As it’s very important to Carrot Sun, we thought we’d share a few of our favourite potential benefit that henna has to offer

  • Works as a cooling agent - In hot countries it’s been known to have a cooling effect  on people when in the scorching heat, used while in the sun and after to help cool down the skin.
  • Pain relief – It’s known to help burns, headaches, liver disorders and so much more.
  • Conditioner – Over time it’s been used on nails and hair - helping to moisturise and revitalise
  • Skin problems – It has been used for helping the effects of eczema, scabs, dandruff and other skin problems

With all these benefits and so many more, we can see why henna has become so popular across the globe!

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