Henna + Jagua Design

Natural Henna  

Henna (Mehndi) is an ancient body art tradition that has been practiced for centuries in South and Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa - intersecting all cultures and faith traditions. It is often associated with rites of passage and special occasions. The Henna plant (Lawsonia inermis), when dried, ground, made into a paste and applied to the skin, produces a completely natural, reddish-brown stain that lasts 1.5 - 2 weeks. (Authentic henna is NEVER black, nor does it come in manufactured, shelf-stable cones that cause skin irritation/burns).

Natural Henna is completely safe during pregnancy, for children and on all skin types and skin colours. Our henna paste is handmade using only body art quality Certified Organic Rajasthani henna powder from India, organic cane sugar, lavender essential oil and distilled water. Safe for individuals with allergies or skin sensitivities. 

Appointments in Jagua Gel are also available for those with darker skin tones or those who prefer a dark grey-black stain (but without the toxic synthetic chemicals and side effects of black henna). Click on 'Jagua Gel Cones' below for more information.

The Artist

Erin is a self-taught, ICNHA Certified henna artist who first picked up a package of henna powder and cellophane wrap in 2008 and made her first attempt at practicing the art of henna. Since 2017, she has been offering natural Henna and Jagua in both traditional and modern designs. Now living in Edmonton, Alberta, she specializes in contemporary + traditional henna, original maternity/belly henna designs, Tatreez-inspired bridal/Palestinian henna, festivals, and offers private + group bookings for cultural or religious occasions. Her handcrafted Henna and Jagua cones are also available for pickup locally in Edmonton.

Henna For Palestine

100% of the proceeds from ALL Henna + Jagua bookings + festivals are now donated to registered charitable or humanitarian organizations who currently work on the ground supporting the people of Gaza and Palestine.
To date, these donations have included: Human Concern International, The Glia Project, UNRWA, Defense for Children Palestine, Palestine Children's Relief Fund, Islamic Relief Canada, Penny Appeal, and the International Development and Relief Foundation. 
If you have a Palestine fundraiser or cultural event that you would like to include henna at and have the proceeds donated to a registered charity working in Palestine, please email Erin to coordinate.

"By no means shall you attain to righteousn­ess until you spend (benevolen­tly) out of what you love; and whatever thing you spend, God surely knows it." [Qur'an 3:92]

 

"We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians." [Nelson Mandela]

 

PLEASE EMAIL TO INQUIRE ABOUT AVAILABILITY FOR BOOKINGS OR TO ARRANGE PICKUP FOR HENNA OR JAGUA CONES.