ABOUT

Hello my wonderful henna peep!

My name is Lisa. I've been a ICNHA certified natural henna since 2007.
I started educating about henna right from the start, with an emphasis on teaching about the dangers of the illegal PPD "black henna" and the difference between pure, quality henna vs. the stuff sold in stores. Unfortunately, the reality is that "henna" is not a protected title or term by Health Canada nor the FDA. Anyone can falsely call something 'henna.' Perfect example - "henna eyebrow tinting" at the salon or spa - there's no henna in that!

So here I am to provide pure, real henna & associated powders for body art & hair colour. I only sell body art quality henna - even for the hair. That means i sell the freshest crops that have been triple sifted, vacuum sealed then wrapped in foil to keep out both air & light. The henna is properly stored in the freezer until i ship your order to maintain the lawsone dye content. All other powders are stored in a cool, dark place.

Selling henna supplies being a side gig, my main business has always been actually providing henna body art services - especially at summer festivals & art shows. But winter is a little slow in the henna body art department, so to appease my creative brain, i botanically hand dye / henna silk, paint stones, ornaments & other objects in henna style.  This functional art is a big hit through the fall & winter at art shows - especially since every piece is really one of a kind. Unfortunately, all shows have been cancelled due to Covid restrictions so I've decided to finally list my goods for sale alongside my henna supplies :)

What about the jewelry, you ask?
Well, that's a new, creative endeavor!  Customers who call can hear my parrots in the background. My first passion in life has always been parrots! Being entrenched in the bird community, i have noticed a need go unfulfilled: parrot safe jewelry. See, parrots are super sensitive creatures that are easily killed by metals & chemicals. Specifically the heavy metals in most commercial jewelry: zinc, copper, tin, cadmium & lead; then there are the chemicals used to treat jewelry stones & beads. Many people loosing their cherished fids from letting their bird play with a dangle earring or their chain, thinking it was cute & fun to feel... not realizing that over time their beloved pet was being poisoned.  
So i spent a full year sourcing out food grade stainless steel & food grade aluminum made in Canada that came with the chemical analysis to make heavy metal free & hypoallergenic jewelry. I sell the jewelry under my parrot brand (get this:) FeatherWhipped. Yep, i hope that made you laugh!
Not just for parrot owners & those with metal sensitivities, my jewelry is for all to collect & enjoy! 

Thank you & happy henna'ing!
Lisa