Adding dextrose to your body art henna paste helps to improve consistency for a nice flow. It also aids with adhesion of paste to skin, slows the dry time, and can reduce cracking / flaking when dry. We suggest adding 50g of dextrose to 100g of henna powder for our Atlantic Canada climate. Please increase or decrease for to your own liking though.
We suggest you add dextrose to the dry henna powder and mix thoroughly before adding liquid (much like mixing sugar and flour together for smooth batters). This will allow for a smoother initial paste as you incorporate liquid into the powder.
50g dextrose (derived from corn)
Store in a cool, dry place.