EarthHenna

Earth Henna

Los Angeles, California · 1083 Sales

EarthHenna

Earth Henna

Los Angeles, California 1083 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(114)

EarthHenna is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner We would like to announce that we will be closing our store as of 09/29/2017. Thank you to our wonderful Etsy community! It has been a joy working with you and providing the best natural henna and jagua products available. If you would like to place additional orders, please visit us at www.earthhenna.com.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 29, 2017

We would like to announce that we will be closing our store as of 09/29/2017. Thank you to our wonderful Etsy community! It has been a joy working with you and providing the best natural henna and jagua products available. If you would like to place additional orders, please visit us at www.earthhenna.com.

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(114)
Rebekah Ferreri

Inactive Etsy Member on Sep 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Jessica Colon

Jessica Colon on Jul 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Jagua mermaid came out so dark!

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About

Providing all-natural, temporary henna and jagua tattoo kits for beautiful body art

In 1997, we, (husband and wife team) Carine Fabius and Pascal Giacomini, opened the first temporary henna tattoo studio in the U.S. Unprecedented media attention followed, and we soon realized that people wanted a home-use kit.

The search for good quality henna took Pascal to the outer limits of the Sahara desert, where he was introduced to a Berber family of henna farmers. He watched them harvest the plant, bring it to the mill, where the dried leaves are turned to powder, then sifted to ensure a flawless application.

The shelf-life was another issue. A fresh henna paste lasts only three days; keeping it natural was key. After working tirelessly to find that longer shelf-life recipe, a reputable cosmetic lab ran a skin patch trial on a hundred people. When it came back 100% negative, we threw a party!

Years later, upon learning about the jagua fruit used by indigenous Indians for body adornment, Pascal headed for the Peruvian Amazon in an effort to deliver what people wanted next: safe, black temporary tattoos.

Three plane rides and days on a dugout canoe led him to the Matsés Indians deep in the heart of the jungle. According to local customs, Pascal brought machetes, fish hooks, medicine and t-shirts for the community, and explained his quest to the tribal council. He got lucky. This tribe had only come in contact with the outside world in 1967 and were not very trusting of outsiders. But they welcomed him and showed him the fruit; he stayed weeks to learn their processes.

Back home with jagua juice in hand, we again had to find a way to package it and test it for safety. We finally chose to freeze-dry the juice, and successfully introduced our jagua kit.

Today we still work with our Moroccan Berber family and help when needed—we have twice financed new water wells to save the farm. And, we give part of our proceeds to our Matsés friends every year for malaria medication and other healthcare needs.

Our Hollywood, California office, where the kits are assembled, and orders are processed and shipped, is staffed by three full-time and one part-time team of supportive and magical elves and fairies, who really care about the business and making customers happy.

You can find Carine’s two books on henna and jagua temporary tattoos, and Pascal's documentary, Land of Jagua, on our site, www.earthhenna.com.

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Shop members

  • Carine Fabius

    Owner

    Carine Fabius is an author, freelance museum curator, art dealer and body art pioneer. She and her husband, Pascal Giacomini, own and operate Lakaye Studio.

  • Pascal Giacomini

    Owner

    Pascal is a sculptor, photographer, furniture designer and world explorer. He and his wife, Carine Fabius, own and operate Lakaye Studio.

  • Jadi Casasola

    Office Manager

    The multi-talented Jadi takes care of business and make sure everything is running smoothly. We wouldn't be here without her.

  • Andres Hernandez

    Inventory

    Our inventory specialist and resident jokester. Nothing gets by this guy without him knowing. He knows you're reading this right now

Production partners

  • Foil packet manufacturer

    Los Angeles, CA

    This manufacturer packages everything from cleansing towelettes to ketchup in foil packets.

  • Printer

    Los Angeles, CA

    The company provides fast turnaround digital and offset printing solutions.

  • Freeze-drying company

    Los Angeles, CA

    This company specializes in freeze-drying juices and other liquids.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 9, 2014
Welcome to Earth Henna! We believe in self expression, and our temporary tattoo kits help people to do just that because they can change their tattoo whenever they change their minds! Safe and all-natural, Earth Henna and Earth Jagua kits endeavor to make that process easy and fun. Our pure henna comes from a family of Moroccan farmers; the indigenous Matsés people from the Peruvian Amazon supply us with our jagua juice, which we use to make the Earth Jagua gel. All our products are dermatologically tested. Part of our proceeds go back to the farmers and the Indians for healthcare needs. Here's to self expression in the most beautiful way!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We offer full refunds for any items that may arrive in damaged condition. And we offer a money-back guarantee to all customers if they are not 100% satisfied with our products.
Payment
We accept all major credit cards and Paypal. Once we establish a relationship, Net 30 terms can be extended. Bank wire transfers are also accepted for international customers. We ship all orders on the same day if received before 2PM. Larger orders may require additional time.
Shipping
All orders are shipped via USPS, "No signature required" unless otherwise requested. Orders can also be expedited via Federal Express or UPS, if requested. You can also supply us with your account number, if preferred. Once an order is shipped, customers receive confirmation via email, along with a tracking number. We ship from Los Angeles, CA. Delivery time depends on your location. Please note: We are not responsible for any lost or stolen shipments once delivery has been made by the carrier.
Additional policies and FAQs
Minimum purchase for all wholesale orders is 12 units, which can be mixed and matched. Private labeling is available with a minimum quantity requirement. For more information on private-labeling, please contact Carine Fabius at cfabius [!at] earthhenna.com. FAQ's are available on Earth Henna and Earth Jagua kits at www.earthhenna.com. We do not sell on consignment.