Natural Body Art with ALCHEMY
Alchemy Slow Living Studios is now taking appointments for jagua body art.
Indigenous to Central America, jagua is a blue staining-temporary body art. The fruit is edible and the fermented juice can be used to create beautiful body art.
While jagua is temporary and only stains the surface, like henna, the aftercare is very different. Jagua stains EVERYTHING it touches (there's no 'correcting' or erasing like there is with henna).
And you get to scrub it off with soap and water 4 hours after application - - and it's kinda magical the way it works. Immediately after you take off the paste/gel, you might not see anything but a grey shadow - - it gets WAY darker!
Science + Magic with mood, memory, shape, color and texture of smell
An awesome time was had for all! No one more than me. Thank you all for the wonderful workshop at POST - Detroit.
Using classic perfumery techniques and materials borrowed from aromatheraphy, the class created sophisticated personal perfumes with essences of woods, fruits and flowers.
Beginning to 'smell with your imagination' was the first step. And resisting the temptation to 'guess' what a smells is... instead, try to visualize the fragrance in terms of color, texture, memory, mood, and shape.
Exquisite Indonesian flowers for happy skin and a soothed psyche
Psyche (sy-kee) body oil features exquisite Indonesian flowers to nourish the skin and soothe the psyche. Ylang Ylang and Jasmine are used in Ayurvedic medicing to treat imbalances physical imbalances and promote emotional wellbeing.
Sweet almond oil (Prunus dulcis), Rosehip seed oil (R. rubiginosa + R. canina), ylang ylang essential oil (Canaga odorata), Rose absolute (R. Damascena) and Jasmine (Grandiflorum + Sambac)
Limited offer - Special pricing
Far and away our best retail piece, the Florida Water Cologne has a fresh new face and updated bottle for the fall.
Florida Waters have a long and storied history in America
Originally conceived as a competitor to contemporary global sales of the first Cologne. Florida Waters take their name from the Latin for Boutiful Flowers -not the southern state- They are tied to the quest for eternal youth, Queen of Hungary Waters. Advertisements from the 1800s suggest that Florida Waters are a cure all.
Now a staple in your local bodega, the leading brand is used for spiritual cleansing as much as it is for a cologne - it’s also largely synthetic and can’t contain much actual plant material at that price point. The pre-sale price of $30 is good until the release (November 30) and must be completed online. Orders ship ground delivery the week of November 30.
OUR Florida Water is packed full of plant essences and is 100% synthetic free - with bergamot, sweet orange, secret spices and other historically healthful plants, we can’t promise a cure-all, but we do offer fresh air sweet dreams and good juju.
EXTERNAL USE ONLY
Alchemy Florida water is created as a classic cologne with the natural essences of fruits and flowers in a tincture of organic lavender blossoms. To be worn as a fragrance, for spiritual cleansing, linen mist and eau de toilette.
Alchemy Florida Water also is our essence distilled: nostalgic, thoughtful, quality and aesthetic.
Package design / letter press by Angela Ficorelli for Moving Beauty Studio
Uses of Florida Water
NEW Seasonal Treats in the Collection
Chai Spice Warming Body Oil
The Chai Spice body oil is a warming blend of spice.
Ayurvedic use: Massage into the skin before bathing to maintain moisture. Add to the bath water or use for daily conditioning of skin and hair.
Infused sweet almond oil (black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and nutmeg), benzoin absolute, vanilla absolute, Essential Oils: cardamom, clove and cinnamon
Seasonal Favorites and New Products now in the Collection
“Kinstugi” is a process of repair that illuminates the intrinsic value of the object.. where the cracks and flaws beautify the vessel.
Our Kintsugi Golden Repair oil is balm for the soul | baume pour l’ame
The Alchemy Golden Repair Oil is deeply restorative to the spirit, with precious saffron and the high-vibration rose otto (essential oil)
Developed as an anointing oil with the benefits of luxurious skin care because each of us is worthy of exquisite care. Apply directly to the skin and inhale the aroma.
Saffron infused jojoba oil, moringa seed oil, sea buckthorn seed oil, Rose absolute (Morocco), Saffron absolute (India), Neroli essential oil (Tunisia), Rose Otto (Bulgaria)
November 14 at McPherson Local in Saline
Join me in Saline at McPherson Local for an evening of HENNA. Registration no required, but is encouraged
details here McPherson Local
Winter Skincare Survival Workshop - November 15 at POST -Detroit
Get your skin ready for the coming winter months!
Join us for an evening of natural skincare education. Create customized skincare goodies - body balm and lip scrub - and learn the key ingredients to making more at home.
During this make + take workshop, Monique will be sharing her knowledge and recipes for hand-made, plant-based skin care, created especially for the cold months. Create a custom body balm, and lip scrub, get answers from an expert in natural skincare. Leave with more recipes and know-how to create natural products at home. No experience necessary - feel free to sign up even if you've taken her skincare / balm class in the past.
Each student will create a customized body balm and lip scrub to take home. Perfect for gifting or enjoying for yourself!
No experience necessary
This class is open to ages 14+
All supplies will be provided
Refreshments will be served
About the instructor:
Alchemy is science + magic. Creative director, Monique Herizg has a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and a passion for plant based beauty rituals.
Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly!
In love with the ephemeral
Like floral designers, expert bakers and side-walk-chalk artists, my medium is impermanent. I actually LOVE that about henna, good food or a thoughtful event: so much effort and energy for something that is ephemeral. We are forced to pay attention and enjoy the moment.
...a quick word on permanent. Nothing truly lasts forever, and nothing really disappears. We can wax poetic or be scientific. Henna is as permanent as anything, because the lawsone molecule from the plant bonds with the protein in your skin (permanently). It is your skin cells that renew, leaving the illusion the design has disappeared.
Alchemy is popping up inside June & December
Bringing all kinds of amazingness: botanical perfumes, henna body art and rituals for a more contented life!
Find me inside June & December, Berkley!
In 2011 when I started my business, finding the right name had me stuck. I landed on Alchemy because it is the perfect blend of science and magic. All that I do at Alchemy is at that intersection where the decisions and outcomes can be explained by science: but FEEL more like magic.
And plants are the thread tying it all together... henna, perfume, and rituals.
The Art of Slow Living
BS Recreation & Leisure Studies