My passion for mixing up potions began more than 20 years ago. Some people bake, or cook. I started making skin-care products and soap.
I loved how simple, pure ingredients like Sweet Almond Oil, aloe vera juice and a few drops of neroli oil could be emmulsified into an opaque white liquid. So basic and so like magic.
When I discovered henna. The first thing I did was purchase a kit - with the fresh green henna powder. Basically I was instructed to make a strong black tea to mix up the paste (adding the essential oils and sugar later).
So basic and so like magic. A few simple ingredients that literally transform the leaves of the henna plant into a paste that can be painted onto the skin to create art.
I was hooked.
monique herzig, alchemist, aesthetician