Henna or lawsonia inermis is a small bush that produces a red dye that has been used medicinally as well as cosmetically for over 9,000 years.
In many cultures henna is applied in decorative patterns during the third trimester of pregnancy. Henna is believed to protect and bless the mother and child from any evil or malicious spirits that may be near during delivery.
The red coloring of the dye and protective images used in the patterns guard against the evil eye and are thought to protect the pair during the child’s journey into this world.
As henna is being incorporated into modern culture, new traditions are being created. One new way women are Belly adornment with henna is a wonderful way to celebrate the body’s physical changes during pregnancy and embrace this special time.
Get Henna’d! can be done privately in your home or can be included in your Blessingway or Baby Shower.
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