The love of nature and maintaining a natural lifestyle has always been an interest of mine. From early family camping trips as a kid, and my grandmothers obsession with fresh food [often driving hours to find a rumored roadside produce or honey vendor], I was carefully made aware about the need for purity in food, hygiene products and household cleaners, and making a tireless effort to maintain that purity the best I could. All of that was fine with me for the first half of my life. However, after slowly reaching my late 40s I started to notice those first few gray hairs multiply into hundreds. I knew there was only one choice for me: turning gray. I examined those “health-store” hair lawsones and their contents but knew it was still too toxic a mix to put on the biggest sponge on my body: my scalp. Many people don’t realize how much your scalp can absorb, and if the molecule is small enough and has the right path, that “stuff” you put on your hair goes right into your bloodstream. Just take a handful of coconut oil and rub it into your scalp and you will see it all get absorbed! I knew about henna but first thought was to avoid making my brown hair a two-toned orange mess at all costs. But after some research I learned henna was an option for me. I did massive research on ancient and current practices of henna mixing and application methods, the information for which is enormously documented. The solution: mixing henna and indigo, of course! Red and blue equals brown and it worked! I matched my color and the rest was history. I loved that nature provided me a solution. I want to share that solution with everyone. I learned a long time ago we deserve to preserve our health the best we can; nature gives us these gifts. That is something my grandmother was willing to drive over 100 miles for.
How I Started with Henna
Founder, Botanical Crown