“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru
Henna is an ancient, yet temporal beauty ritual with enduring traditions and patterns. Henna Trails’ henna is hand mixed from certified Organic henna leaves and quality essential oils for a purely natural and safe experience in body art. Henna patterns dry in 20 minutes, keeping the paste intact at least 4-8 hours will reveal deep henna stains. Henna stains all healthy skin types with a red brown tone and lasts 7-10 days. Walk in beauty.
This is for all of you inspired by the natural beauty which surrounds us, inspires us and offers us a healthy lifestyle. Here, we are never far from volcanoes, canyons, creeks, valleys, impossibly large sprawling oak trees and plenty of sunshine allowing for a simple lifestyle full of beauty. We work with our hands, carefully turning out artistry to bless the wearer and recipient, it’s what we love to do for you. We believe in the natural beauty of you. What can we do for you?
All the beautiful jewelry is made by Jenmoon Creations. Our friend, model and potter is California Soulshine. Photography by Sasha Fox. Purely natural henna by yours truly, Henna Trails.
Please join me in support of your community radio this Sunday! KZFR 90.1 FM presents the 12th annual Touch of Chico at Chico Creek Nature Center.
Under the canopy of trees you will find Reikki, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Massage, Sound Healing, Integrated Therapies for Wellness, Henna Trails, Live music, Chico Chai, Healthful Food and Drink, Handmade Wares as well as a Raffle. All proceeds to support community radio, KZFR 90.1 FM in beautiful Chico, California. Bring your friends!
Please join me and partake in natural henna art this weekend at the Wildflower Music Festival Saturday June 29, 2013 in Chico, California. Junior Toots is headlining, proceeds from this event will go to Wildflower Open Classroom school in Chico. I’m hosting a giveaway for 2 tickets on my facebook page this week. It should be a beautiful day on the green! See you there!
Join me at our local markets this week;
Thursday Night Market in downtown Chico, California from 6-9 pm on Broadway Street between 3rd and 4th streets.
Chapman Farmer’s Market at the end of Cleveland Avenue, by the Community Park on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway 2-5:30 pm.
Summer is your perfect time for henna! Henna is the naturalista’s body adornment of choice. Temporal, yet steeped in ancient tradition and purely natural, made by hand from the leaves of the henna plant and infused with artistic skills. Purely natural henna stains last 7-10 days; as your skin exfoliates, your henna will gradually fade away completely. Henna stains your hands and feet the best, your henna stains will be lighter elsewhere.
Last week I found myself drawn to Moroccan style henna designs. I wanted a bit of strong geometric lines, floral, and some of those fan accents in my Tuesday personal henna. I am loving the fan accents, I have neglected using them in the past and now I am inspired to put them in many designs! Which I did. Last week at the Thursday Night Market, where I have so many opportunities to do “artist’s choice” designs. Lots of my clients choose this and it gives me a chance to go with the flow and see what conspires. One of the most popular design styles in my tent, consistently, is Moroccan. The designs I offer are from the e-book, “Moor on the Spot” available thru Henna Tribe.
How Henna Trails explored the use of fan elements in henna design last week, May 2012…
Sometimes, it is the smallest henna designs which capture my eye. Henna is so very flexible that even the smallest design charms. A little henna design inspired from the pattern book “Moor on the Spot” found on Henna Tribe. http://hennatribe.org/ht_store.php
This paste was freshly mixed using certified organic Rajasthani henna powder, hibiscus flower/tamarind tea, and Aromatherapy grade essential oils for quality henna stains. Genuine natural adornment, used in ancient days, inspiring our modern age. Natural henna leaves behind a lush deep earthy red stain, your design will last anywhere from 7-14 days, depending on body placement, after care and chemistry.
A special time in a woman’s life, 9 months of care and nurturing, ending with the grand finale of a beautiful, bouncing baby bundle to cuddle, draw your eye and heart for hours on end.
Prenatal henna is a popular Western idea forming from the ancient art of mehendi. Mehendi is the art of painting intricate henna designs upon skin using the henna plant as an all natural skin dye. The henna is mixed into a cooling paste, applied by hand using a small, handcrafted cone. The natural henna paste will be left upon the skin for at least 4 hours, or longer for a deeper design stain. Once the natural henna paste is rubbed off, a bright orange stain will appear, deepening to a brownish red tone over the next day or so. This henna stain will last 10-13 days, depending on your skin care and your particular skin type. Henna is much like a watercolor, able to leave beautiful stains on all skin types and tones. The natural dyes found in the henna plant leaf bind into the topmost layers of your skin. As you exfoliate naturally, your henna design will fade away entirely. Care for your skin as you usually would, moisturize freely.
A few pregnancy henna ideas…
Natural henna design for your maternity portraits, apply your henna 3 days before your photo shoot to capture peak henna stain color tones. Sometimes it is best to have your baby shower belly hennaed before your guests arrive, as they WILL want to hug you, and wet henna smudges. Even better, book a private henna session for your prenatal henna with a friend or partner to share in the experience. Just because.