Something you do for yourself!
Henna can be provocative and personal. Publicly displayed or privately in the home.
It's what you want it to be. And the Alchemy studio is a beautiful respite from the Real World -
Read here for hints on how to prep for your appointment for the most successful, longest lasting stains.
We work with event planners and businesses to create custom natural fragrances
We've been so fortunate to work with local event planners to create scent-based added value for events - a gift for Lululemon's Breathe It All In event, a Nosquito Spray for a dinner in the garden, and a custom fragrance that evoked the spirit of salons of New York - Take Me To Bleeker.
Want something special for your guests?
Please get in touch! We can send you the prospectus and work together to create a botanical fragrance that will enhance the experience of your event.
A fresh new look for Alchemy's best-selling Florida Water
Updated look for the Alchemy Florida Water with design work by Moving Beauty Studio. Reflecting the nostalgic look of the early days of florida waters. Formulated for pharmacies in the 1800s, the waters weren't water at all. In a base of alcohol, the spirits were used as an aftershave, nerve tonic and perfume.
Our Florida Water is formulated with natural essences of fruits and flowers in a tincture of organic lavender. We invite you to create your own rituals with Alchemy’s Florida Water to perfume the body, freshen linens or to conjure up some good juju.
We love working with brides
Brides that find their way to Alchemy tend to have one foot in 'tradition' and one foot in 'modern'.
We will work to be sure you have beautiful henna for the special day - but without some of the fuss. Come to the studio. Bring a friend. Or have me come to you.
Want wrap around? Want 6-8 hours of fiddly design? Not your style? I'm probably the right woman for the job.
Photos by: Molly Gruenwald Photography
Model: Kali Nandi
Burning incense has a symbolic meaning that helps focus the attention on the purpose of a ritual and cleanse the air. At times a particular fragrance is chosen for the purpose of specific goals.
Palo Santo has gained popularity. And we LOVE it. But find Sandalwood is a lovely option when seeking physical and emotional healing.
There is a subtle and soothing fragrance to the wood that is an intentional reminder of peace. Sandalwood is thought to attract positivity, and promote a tranquil state of mind.
Our raw incense sticks are etched with incantations and mehndi-inspired designs SHOP
Fragrance Design and detailed graphic design - by hand from start to finish.
Naturalista creatrix, Monique Herzig of Alchemy has designed a line of fresh botanical fragrances.
Botanical Perfumery is rooted in alchemy and ritual: borrowing the natural materials of aromatherapy, while sharing the goals of commercial perfumery - and aesthetically pleasing modern fragrance. Where the big companies rely on labs and advances in chemistry to synthesize ingredients, Indie Natural Perfumers harvest ours from nature.
This particular form of alchemy uses knowledge of plant science and intuition to create nuanced fragrances.
At Alchemy we use only essences harvested from the wood, seed, flower, root, stem and fruit. And select rare extracts, attar, distillates, and absolutes to design fragrances that elicit memories real and imagined.
Our perfumes are always free from synthetics and hand poured in small batches to maintain quality.
Lavish yourself with the botanical fragrance of choice paying special attention to pulse points. Your perfume will become part of your essence and narrative as your own chemistry works with the perfume.
A L C H E M Y is Science + Magic
Available online, at Pot+Box Plant Store in the Fisher Building, Detroit - at Thistle & Bess in Kerrytown, Ann Arbor and at POST - Detroit
henna for the hobbiest - not quite ready for a big box, but moved past the kit?
Henna Powder (Rajasthan) for Body Art
Lawsonia inermis is a plant native to parts of northern Africa, SE Asia and Indonesia.
This fabulously sifted and high quality henna powder is from Rajasthan. It’s the same henna we use in our henna studio for adorning the body, conditioning and coloring hair.
Our packets are 50g (about 1/2 a cup) and will be plenty for the hobbyist.
We also sell kits and can suggest sources for larger henna quantities.
Demo for mixing November 24 at POST, Detroit
Workshop and Trunk Show December 4 at Boston Tea Room, Ferndale
December 19 at POST - Detroit - 6-8 pm $40
Join us for an evening of nature and pleasure - bringing the outdoors in - with scent, ritual, hydrotherapy, and self care.
Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. The idea is simple: if a person simply visits a natural area and walks in a relaxed way there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits to be achieved.
This is an interactive conversation about the science of creating a wellness by engaging with nature. Applying folk wisdom and science to ‘bring the outdoors’ home through scent and bath salts.
Each student will create a customized jar of bath salts and a fizzy foot soak to take home. Perfect for gifting or enjoying yourself!
No experience necessary
This class is open to ages 14+
Henna Kits ready for holiday gifting
New packaging. All the same cool tools.
Henna Powder, essential oil, directions resources - pastry bag for filling cones - and the cones. You'll need to collect a few things before you mix: a bowl, some water, tape to seal the cones and a spoon for mixing.
Want a demo? I'll be doing a demo and Q+A at POST - Detroit on November 24 for Small Business Saturday.
Want a workshop? The next workshop is at Boston Tea Room on December 4
Kits are available online SHOP
at POST -Detroit
and at the Boston Tea Room during the workshop