Mix 25g of Ancient Sunrise® Amla powder per 100g of henna or cassia, then stir in distilled water until the paste is the consistency of mashed potatoes. Let the paste rest at room temperature (68-72 degrees Fahrenheit) for 8-12 hours for best dye results. Amla can make henna and indigo paste dye your hair a cooler brunette. Henna and cassia will dye your hair most
effectively when mixed with an acidic liquid (such as diluted lemon
juice) or our fruit acid powders. Using an acidic
liquid or our fruit acid powders gives the best color results and the
color will not fade or go peculiar. In fact, the color will gradually
deepen and look more natural.
Amla paste is also an excellent exfoliating, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial astringent scrub for your face. It does not have the alcohol and chemicals found in commercial facial scrubs. Amla has high levels of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) that break up the top layer of dead skin cells, and bits of amla seed, which gently exfoliate the skin. Mix a spoonful of amla powder and enough cool water to make a paste about the consistency of yogurt. Let that sit for 15 minutes. Scrub your skin with the paste, and wash the paste off after a minute. Several of our clients have used Ancient Sunrise® Amla daily on their skin to end acne outbreaks, to reduce the frequency of acne outbreaks, and to fade the scarring more quickly.
Sunrise® Chapter 6Henna
and Acidic Mixes
about the necessary chemistry of mixing henna and cassia with a
mildly acidic liquid. This chapter discusses several sources of
fruit acids, and how each has a different effect on henna.
and Testing your Henna Mix
Here is information on
the mixing, dye release, formulation, and testing of a wide range of
non-chemical permanent colors from henna, indigo, and cassia. This
chapter includes step-by-step instructions to produce the color you
want for your hair.