Alchemy prepares fresh natural paste from the leaves of the henna plant. The paste is painted onto the skin, the lawsone molecule in the plant begins to stain the skin. To get the best possible, darkest, longest lasting stain, the success is up to you. We are happy to see designs that inspire you, but typically do not copy the work of other artists*.
Jagua's blue stain is made from the fermented juice of Genipa americana - a plant native to Central America. The edible fruit is used by the indigenous peoples to create geometric temporary body art.
Jagua stains instantly and leaves little room to correct mistakes - and requires special care to avoid smuding.
One great thing about the jagua is it can be scrubbed off after 4 hours and you don't have to avoid water for an effective stain (like you do with henna).