Introducing Jagua Powder: The Ultimate Guide to Our New Jagua Powder

Introducing Jagua Powder: The Ultimate Guide to Our New Jagua Powder

Introducing an organic and chemical-free solution for temporary tattoos: Jagua powder. Carefully extracted from the Genipa Americana fruit, Jagua powder is notable for its ability to produce deep, dark tattoos.

Moreover, it can be easily packaged and distributed to offer the ultimate tattoo experience.

While henna holds a cultural legacy in certain parts of Asia and the Middle East, Jagua has cultural ties to the indigenous communities of America. Today, we will explore this unique temporary tattoo alternative for an authentic and safe experience.

Key Features Of Jagua Powder

Read about the features of jagua powder below:

  1. The Genipa plant extract consists of a component named genipin that reacts with the skin to produce deep, rich, dark stains.
  2. Jagua had a rich cultural association with the indigenous communities of South America for many centuries.
  3. Derived from the Genipa Americana fruit, the jagua powder is 100% organic, safe, and free from chemicals or added preservatives. This Genipa Americana powder has been popular for body art in several ancient American communities for centuries.
  4. Our product, organic jagua powder, is vegan & cruelty-free. That means no animal is harmed during the preparation of jagua powder. Please note that it is not subject to animal testing.
  5. The preparation of jagua paste is easy and simple. Mix the jagua powder with water & stir it until a thick consistency is obtained. Include essential oils to improve the properties of jagua & overall tattoo experience.
  6. The tattoos made from jagua powder last about 1-2 weeks when proper care is taken.

Benefits Of Jagua Powder

Discover the many benefits of using Jagua powder below:

1. Temporary Tattoos

A woman’s arm showing off jagua tattoos including cross, crescent moon, diamond

Jagua is popular for creating dark & alluring temporary tattoos on the skin, which may last one to two weeks.

2. Henna Alternative

People who are not compatible with henna can use jagua powder, a safe and captivating alternative for body art.

3. Cosmetic Applications

Jagua’s Genipa plant extract is used in cosmetic products like eyeliners, lipsticks, and various makeup items due to the dark stains it produces.

4. Cultural Traditions

Jagua is used for body decoration during rituals & cultural traditions in many tribes.


Whether you're an experienced tattoo artist or a first-timer, we are certain that this article has guided you through creating captivating tattoos with jagua powder. Jagua powder's safety, easy paste preparation & application techniques make for an enjoyable tattooing experience!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    • 1. What Is Jagua Powder? How Does It Differ From Henna Powder?

      The jagua fruit of the Genipa Americana plant is used to extract jagua powder. It is known for its skin-coloring properties, which are similar to henna. Although jagua and henna have distinct cultural backgrounds and origins, jagua produces deep blue-black tattoos, while henna offers reddish-brown stains on the skin.

      Please observe that jagua is not to be confused with black henna. Jagua is prepared from naturally grown plants, whereas black henna is chemically formulated and contains a chemical known as PPD, which is deadly to the skin.

      Shrubbery leaves are used in henna production, while the Genipa Americana fruit that grows on the tree is used for jagua. Jagua berry trees are mainly found in Panama and South America, while henna is indigenous to India, Africa, and the Middle East, and it grows well in dry desert climates.

      The henna stain is orange to red to brown, while the jagua stain is a dark blue to almost black color. Both will reach their full intensity within 48 hours of application.

      When the henna paste includes jagua powder, it creates a hengua paste and gives the red/brown stain a much darker intensity.

    • 2. How Is Jagua Powder Sourced And Processed?

      Our jagua is sourced straight from the farm and is produced chemical and pesticide-free.

      Jagua (Genipa Americana) is a native species of the American tropics with a high potential for the cosmetic and food industries.

      In Colombia, our supplier has developed a set of ingredients from the jagua fruit, which are used in products such as creams, makeup, and food.

      The process of supplying raw materials for the production of these ingredients is carried out by linking 95 peasant and livestock families who have suffered violence and forced displacement in the Magdalena Medio region.

      This sustainable business model with triple impact (social, environmental, and economic) has generated new opportunities for these families, who now have an additional source of income while contributing to the conservation of 1,700 hectares of tropical forest under a payment for environmental services (PES) scheme in alliance with CORNARE (

      The cultivation and harvesting of jagua are carried out under the ethical standards of fair trade defined by the Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT - Our supplier guarantees that the production process is carried out responsibly and sustainably, respecting the rights of workers and the environment.

    • 3. Is Jagua Powder Safe For All Skin Types?

      Jagua powder is sourced directly from a fruit, ensuring minimal risk of skin allergies or side effects. However, you are recommended to do a patch test by applying a small amount of jagua paste to a discreet area of the skin. Monitor for any visible signs of allergies.

      If any allergic reactions are identified, discontinue the Jagua paste immediately. Conversely, if no adverse reactions are observed, it indicates that it is compatible and safe for use on your skin.

    • 4. How Do I Prepare My Skin for Jagua?

      Prepare the skin surface where you intend to apply a design by cleaning it with soap & water or diluted rubbing alcohol. This ensures that you have removed oil and dirt on the skin, allowing Jagua to have a better result.

    • 5. How Long Should You Leave Jagua On?

      Similar to henna, it's recommended to leave the jagua paste unattended for a minimum of two to three hours following application.

      Once applied to the skin, jagua paste takes about 20-30 minutes to dry. The jagua will dry flat on the skin and must be left there for at least 2 hours.

      The initial Jagua tattoo will be pale blue-grey, if it is visible at all. After several hours, the stain will darken noticeably and turn a deep blue-black in 12 to 48 hours.

    • 6. How Long Does Jagua Powder Last On The Skin?

      The tattoos made using the jagua powder paste can last up to 1-2 weeks if proper care is taken.

      Jagua tattoos will only last between 1 and 2 weeks, depending on location and how well you care for them. Because jagua is a dye that absorbs into your skin cells, the quicker you lose skin cells, the faster your jagua stain will disappear.

      Here are some tips to make it last:

      • Before you apply the jagua gel, gently exfoliate.
      • Wash the particular area to remove your natural oils, and then completely dry your skin.
      • Once you remove the dry jagua, wash with warm, soapy water!
      • Moisturize the same area to keep your skin healthier for longer.

  • 7. Is Jagua Powder Safe For Children?

    As children typically have sensitive skin, please perform a patch test using jagua paste to check for allergies.

    Since the reaction can happen towards the end of the stain's life, you will have to wait for about two weeks to make sure you don't have a reaction. For this reason, we don't recommend you use jagua on the face or sensitive areas such as the eyes and mouth.

    We also advise against applying jagua powder to small children and pregnant women.

    It is strictly advised for children under 18 years of age to apply jagua under the supervision of parents. Refrain from using jagua if your child is allergic to the jagua fruit. Parents are urged to apply minimal jagua on children for simple patterns.

  • 8. How Do I Apply Jagua Powder For Temporary Tattoos?

    Creating temporary tattoos with Jagua powder follows a process similar to henna. Here are step-by-step instructions:

    • Mix water with jagua powder in a bowl, stirring until you achieve a lump-free and consistent paste. Leave it aside for the jagua dye release.
    • Transfer the paste into applicator bottles or carrot bags for easy application. Ready-made Jagua cones are also available for instant use.
    • If you have experience, apply free-hand Jagua designs using the applicator bottle or cone.
    • Beginners can opt for stencil designs. If using stencils, peel off the adhesive behind the chosen design and stick it onto the desired tattoo area.
    • Spread the Jagua fruit paste evenly over the stencil, filling all gaps. This ensures a clean and well-defined tattoo.
    • Leave the applied Jagua undisturbed for at least 2-3 hours to allow the paste to dry and set. Remove the stencil from the skin.
    • Get rid of residual Jagua paste with water and moisturize the skin using coconut oil.
    • The Jagua tattoos may initially appear faint. Wait 24-48 hours for the tattoos to reach their darkest stains.

    Shine bright with the stunning Jagua tattoos.

  • 9. What Is The Recommended Aftercare For Jagua Tattoos?

    Please remember that Jagua tattoos are temporary and naturally fade away within 1-2 weeks, even after handling them with utmost care. Some Jagua aftercare tips include:

    • Moisturize the skin with coconut oil or mild moisturizer to protect the stains.
    • Avoid exfoliating the tattooed area. It may remove the top layer of the skin & remove the tattoos quickly.
    • Do not use harsh chemicals and products containing alcohol. Use gentle skin care products for prolonged stains. Avoid swimming pools as the chlorinated water can degrade the tattoo quality.
    • Refrain from washing dishes, scrubbing, and other activities that rub against the tattoo.

    While these tips can extend the quality of a tattoo, embracing the tattoo naturally in your routine is worth it.

    Please ensure you leave the jagua gel on for a minimum of 2 hours and remove the dry gel by washing it off with warm, soapy water. The longer you leave the gel on, the longer the tattoo will last.

    Your stain will initially be very faint. Please don’t worry. It will continue to darken to a dark black-blue color within 48 hours. Moisturize the area with your choice of oil to keep your skin healthier and supple for longer.

  • 10. Can I Mix Jagua Powder With Other Substances Or Colors?

    Recommended mixture ratios for "hengua":

    • For a darker, faster-developing henna stain, use 0.25 oz/7g jagua per 1.76 oz/50g henna (1:7 by volume).
    • For a deep burgundy stain, use 0.53 oz/15g jagua per 1.76 oz/50g (1:3.5 by volume).
    • For a dark chocolate brown stain, use 0.88 oz/25g jagua per 1.76 oz/50g henna (1:2 by volume).
  • 11. How Do I Remove A Jagua Tattoo If Needed?

    The Jagua temporary tattoos naturally fade away within 1-2 weeks. If you wish to remove them sooner, wash the tattoos with soap and water. You can gently scrub the area to hasten the process.

  • 12. Does Jagua Powder Have An Expiration Date?

    Jagua powder has a shelf life of up to one year when vacuum-sealed. You can even freeze the powder to preserve its staining quality.

    For jagua gel, it will naturally become less effective over a period of time. The stain won’t appear as dark, and ingredients may separate depending on how it is stored. Fortunately, there is no health danger or hazard related to expired Jagua gel.

    You can easily extend the life of your jagua gel by storing it in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. The gel can remain fresh in the freezer for up to one year.

  • 13. Is Jagua Powder Tested On Animals?

    Absolutely not. The preparation of jagua powder does not involve or harm any animals. Consequently, it is not subjected to animal testing.

    Moreover, our products do not contain PPD (p-phenylenediamine).

  • 14. Are There Any Known Allergies Or Side Effects Associated With Jagua Powder?

    Organic jagua powder is generally safe for human skin. However, please observe that the powder is prepared from the Genipa Americana fruit. Thus, people allergic to this fruit may witness side effects.

  • 15.Where Can I Purchase Authentic And High-Quality Jagua Powder?

    Finding authentic jagua powder wholesale is challenging. Organic jagua ensures a safe tattoo experience for the users. Mihenna took the mission to distribute organic jagua powder to the world. Browse our website to find the new Jagua products sourced directly from the farm!

  • 16. Can Jagua Powder Be Used For Purposes Other Than Temporary Tattoos?

    Yes! Jagua powder offers a range of diverse applications beyond just temporary tattoos. In addition to being an excellent tattoo alternative, Jagua is utilized in hair dyes and cosmetics and as a natural additive for releasing food color. Some even use it in creative arts projects. Jagua offers endless possibilities for exploring art in a safe and versatile environment.

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