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How to make Jagua gel?

Please note that making a smooth Jagua gel takes some experimentation and experience.

 

The following recipe gives you approximately 100 grams (100ml) of Jagua gel.


Ingredients:

  • 67.5g water
  • 25g Jagua powder
  • 5g essential oil (lavender, eucalyptus or squalene)
  • 2.5g xanthan gum*

* Please note that this is an estimation. Xanthan gum is a thickening agent and its effectiveness can depend. We recommend to slowly add xanthan gum while mixing until it has the thickness of your liking


How to mix:

  1. Always use clean materials for mixing to extend shelf life.
  2. Add Jagua powder to a mixing bowl
  3. Add water while mixing thoroughly
  4. Add xanthan gum to the essential oil. Mix thoroughly to avoid lumps.
  5. Gradually add the xanthan gum and oil to the formula. Mix thoroughly to avoid lumps.
  6. Let the formula settle for at least 30 minutes and mix thoroughly again to remove any lumps.
  7. Now you can put your Jagua gel in an applicator bottle or a cone to apply your Jagua temporary tattoo.
  8. Let the tattoo dry on the skin for at least 3 hours.
  9. Gently wash of the tattoo with lukewarm water.
  10. It takes 12-48 hours for the tattoo colour to fully develop
  11. Freeze unused Jagua gel (-20 degrees Celsius) until next usage.