the ancient blue dye from the rainforest.
Jagua is a Rainforest fruit, scientifically known as the Genipa Americana. A very common plant through out the tropical regions of South America, Jagua has been used as a body art medium for over 2,000 years. Much Like Henna, Jagua works by staining the upper layers of skin, creating a Deep Blue color. The Jagua is applied to your skin using the same tool we use for applying Henna. Once the Jagua ink gel has been applied to the skin, it is essential that it remain undisturbed until it is dry.
This is NOT the same as a “Black Henna"!
This is not Henna, Henna is NEVER black and neither is Jagua.
The Jagua will be wet for 20 minutes. You want to leave the paste on for two house. Wash it off after the two hours with warm, soapy water (only with Jagua, NOT Henna).
At first, the design will barely be visible-- DO NOT PANIC. The design will appear over the course of 12-24 hours; it will darken to a deep blue.
Care for your design by protecting it was Shea or Cocoa butter, before bathing or washing.
The design will last one to three weeks.
Because Jagua is a fruit, it is recommended that people with allergies to berrys, kiwi, or other fruit allergies to avoid using Jagua.or try a a small test patch of skin before applying a full sized design. If a reaction does happen, this rash can be treated like any other allergic rash with the application of anti-itch cream and/or Cortizone. Before treating any allergic reaction, it is essential to consult your health care professional.
This is NOT the same as a “Black Henna “ reaction, it will not leave a lasting scar and causes no other residual issues. Remember…This is not Henna, Henna is NEVER black and neither is Jagua.