Thursday, August 13, 2015

Yemini henna and free hibiscus flowers!

We have a fresh shipment of pure, organic henna in from Yemen!  

You'll find this amazing, dye-potent henna in all of our henna blends, as well as available for purchase pure here.  In our strand testing it out-stained the strongest Rajastai henna we could get our hands on.  We're happy to offer this very hard to find henna to our customers!  We have 64 kilos, and it is amazing stuff.  

Free Hibiscus Flowers!
Many of our customers like to use hibiscus with their henna, so for a limited time you can get a free 1/2 ounce of hibiscus petals with any order.  Just put HIBISCUS in the note to seller when you check out.  Please note, this is only while supplies last!  

Monday, August 3, 2015

Our filling machine has arrived!

A fairly large and very heavy package arrived late last week!  It looked as though it'd been dropped by air onto our front porch. 

After some unpacking I was tickled to see the results of the Etsy Fund Campaign:

I was surprised that it was as compact as it was, which was perfect.  It's also light enough that I can carry it around by myself, despite the solid metal base. After unpacking, I did some very minor assembly and then went through the process of checking the mechanics and followed the directions for tuning and lubricating the machine.  Testing will come soon, but it's amazing to have the machine here and all set up!

Summer's Warmth Custom Oil Blend for August

You can see all of the past featured oil blends of the month here!

****************Summer's Warmth Hair Oil Blend: A nutty, warming, soothing oil.

Base Oil: Walnut
Secondary Oils: Hazelnut, Sweet Almond
Essential Oils: Hinoki, Amyris, Sandalwood, Clove

Aroma: Warm woods in a summer forest. 

Pick it up in either our 1/2 ounce or 4 ounce size!

Application: Intended for use on either the scalp or length.

Detailed Ingredients:

  • Walnut Oil- A pale golden oil, it good moisturizing, anti-aging, regenerative, emollient and toning properties. Walnuts are unique among nuts because the essential fat they contain is primarily polyunsaturated (the source of omega-3 fatty acids.) as well as a host of other important vitamins and minerals. Walnut oil is a clear, grease-less, penetrating oil, that is a rich source of fatty acids.
  • Almond Oil- This pale golden oil is extracted from almond kernels. Apart from vitamin E it also contains vitamin D and other nutritious components including essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium and rich, natural fats. This oil is easily absorbed and will not clog pores, making it ideal for the scalp and face as well as hair.
  • Hazelnut Oil- Considered valuable in giving facial and body massages. It has a high content of essential fatty acids like linoleic acid. Hazelnut oil has a very light, pleasing sweet aroma, which is also somewhat nutty. It is a highly unsaturated vegetable oil that boasts of its fine texture. Hazelnut oil provides numerous health benefits for which it is being increasingly preferred in the preparation of carrier oil blend. The best part about using this carrier oil is that, it does not leave an oily feel behind. The oil is also known to efficiently play the role of an astringent.
  • Amyris Chamomile Essential Oil– Distilled from the Amyris tree, this wood essential is warm and soothing. Promotes cell regeneration in skin and fights dryness. Possesses both antiseptic and sedative qualities.
  • Clove Essential Oil- This warm and spicy oil aids in circulation and is recommended for skin care, especially to acne patients.
  • Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) Essential Oil - The Japanese Cypress has long been used for building Japanese wooden tubs to create an aromatic and soothing experience. It has a woody, therapeutic scent. Hinoki oil has been shown to encourage hair growth in studies and blends well with Jasmine, Ylang Ylang or Cypress.
  • Sandalwood Essential Oil- An anti-inflammatory with a warm woody scent, it soothes tender scalps and can help help heal eczema and psoriasis, soothe, shrink pimples and reduce dandruff.