How is Bio Henna manufactured?

Where does Orientana Bio Henna come from ?

Bio Henna is a 100% plant product. Henna is cultivated and manufactured in India. It is a shrub that has a life expectancy of 15-18 years. Harvest time can begin three years after planting the seedling. Only henna leaves are collected to produce natural hair dye. The harvest takes place twice a year. The first harvest at the turn of October and November gives the best quality raw material. In Hindi, this cropping is called Khatki. The second harvest period is the turn of April and May. This cropping is called Khutan. For app. eight years, we can collect henna twice a year, and then it is harvested only in April and May – once a year. The quality of the final henna depends largely on the harvest period.

As a producer, we have signed long-term contracts with suppliers that grow henna organically. Our advantage is not only the long-term cooperation with farmers but also training and supplying know. Experts from our factory help in cultivating and monitoring the entire process. We also supply grains and seedlings from best quality proven sources.

Why should you buy henna from reliable brands?

Henna of an unknown origin can be harmful to your health because there is a risk that it comes from contaminated soil. It accumulates heavy metals and applying it to hair or skin repeatedly can cause serious diseases. That is why it is important to buy henna from reliable suppliers. Do not buy henna occasionally brought from Asian street markets because you never know what is inside.We take full responsibility of our henna. We check the quality of the soil with our suppliers and analyse it for the presence of undesirable substances. We research the land for heavy metal content and we use the latest and precise atomic absorption spectrometer (ASA). Henna, which gets to us from the fields, is tested and safe.Our factory in India obtained “organic manufacturer” status in 2019 and we are able to produce in ecocert, natrue and cosmos standards. We introduced  latest technologies, installed modern machines and I can assure you that we are currently producing the highest quality henna in India.

How do we prepare henna for Bio Henna production ?

Before henna is delivered to our factory, before it is even harvested, the bushes are sprayed with demineralized water and then dried for one day. On the second day, henna leaves are cut. They fall onto the sheets spread under the bushes. In these sheets, the leaves are spread out and left to dry in the sun. Then we transport them to the warehouse where they are put into a device called a thrasher. The thrasher crushes the leaves. The whole process is monitored and takes place under strictly defined temperature conditions. Too high temperature can adversely affect the quality of the raw material.

How is Bio Henna Manufactured?

We pack leaves shredded in a thrasher to jute bags. Then they go to our factory. However, the purification process is still not completed and the next stage of henna preparation takes place in the factory so we are sure that it is completely clean for production. First, henna is vacuumed by a machine that extracts unwanted dust, pieces of twigs and any dirt. Then henna goes to the autoclave where it is thoroughly sterilized so that there are no bacteria in it. Remember that products offered on the European market require microbiological tests and purity is one of crucial elements for the product to be placed on the market. The highest quality is a priority for us. Later on henna is stored in a place where special machines absorb moisture so it is protected and still maintains the highest quality.
In the next stage, henna goes to a special mill which grinds it thoroughly. We have the most modern mill in the factory, the so-called cyclone that can grind henna to the smallest parts. The quality of grinding – the smaller the particles the better – determines the quality of henna in use. During grinding, further moisture filtration is carried out. Finally, the prepared powder can be packaged. One more important information – we pack henna manually because automatic packaging would cause too much air in the sachet. The sachet is placed to paper tin and the finished product can go to stores.
In Orientana assortment we offer various colors of Bio Henna thanks to mixing henna with other herbs. These herbs are prepared in the same way as I described above. As you can see, there are many elements that affect the quality of henna – from the place of cultivation, the season of harvest to the degree of grinding. I can assure you that all stages are controlled by us because our goal is to offer customers around the world the highest quality natural hair dye.