Mehendi paste is derived from the powdered dried leaves of the henna plant to decorate the body. The leaves are sun-dried and then ground to a fine, Back Hand Mehndi Design moss-green powder. It is then mixed with enough water, lemon juice, and a few drops of eucalyptus oil to make a smooth paste. The paste is soaked overnight to infuse all the ingredients and then poured into a plastic cone for application. Also, the word is originally derived from a Sanskrit word 'Mendhika' which refers to the henna plant itself.
As mentioned above, women usually decorate their hands and feet with beautiful mehendi designs. But now not only men but also cancer patients who lose their hair are making full use of this natural paste to decorate their bald scalp. Mehndi paste is green in color but the default color it leaves on the skin is brown. However, with the advancement of mehendi designs and techniques, colors like white and gold are also being used.