June 2021 Updates! Robin Hood's Faire, Upcoming Events, Charitable Giving, & More!

Greetings, friends & neighbors! We've been having a great time at the Robin Hood's Faire at the Harwinton Fairgrounds in Harwinton, CT!  We have one weekend left!   We have a couple of weeks off, then our sister shop, There Was A Star Danced , will head to the Maine Renaissance Faire in Acton, ME for two weekends at the end of July.  Both booths will be at the Massachusetts Renaissance Faire  in Cummington, MA (in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Mass) in August! Charitable Giving We're pleased to have made two microlending loans this month, one each in Colombia and Bolivia !  We chose these countries as part of our efforts to support people in the places where our art forms come from, in this case, Jagua/genipa americana, and the Amazon Rainforest!  We also made a donation to The Rainforest Alliance !

Giving back and paying it forward!

Here at North Star Henna, we acknowledge that we have no direct ties to the cultures, peoples, places, and heritage from which the diverse henna traditions of the world have descended to the modern day. In seeking to stay on the right side of appreciation vs. appropriation, one of the ways in which we give thanks to those cultures and peoples and places is by offering support in ways that we’re able. One of them is putting a portion of all proceeds (in $25 increments, or by “topping up” to the next $25 increment) into microlending through the platform. Our most-recent loan, with this month’s repayments, is going towards Nazia's success in Pakistan. You’re most welcome to join us on this loan, or to find another loan!

2021: The Season That... Will Be?

Greetings, henna friends!  (And glitter, and jagua, and, and...!)  We here at North Star Henna are really hoping to have events this year, and to get to see you in person!  We're fully-vaccinated, and rarin' to go! The first event on our calendar this season is the recently-relaunched Robin Hood's Faire , a partner project of the Connecticut Renaissance Faire !  Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:30 AM-6:00 PM, May 22 through June 20, 2021!  Opening weekend is Friends & Family Weekend!  The new site will be at the Harwinton Fairgrounds .  Tickets go on sale next week, we can't wait to see you! While we're there, our booth is limited to body art-- but if you're shopping our website / Etsy store , we invite you to pick up your goods while you enjoy the faire, in lieu of shipping!  (Yes, you have to buy a Faire ticket to come inside!)  Contact us before making your purchases for a coupon code that will waive your shipping fee, and to make arrangements for pickup!

2020 - Shopping The Year That Wasn't (In Person)

Since pretty much every way, shape, or thing for our in-person merchant season for 2020 was cancelled, postponed, or both, we've done most of our creating online!  To that end, please do check out our shop for all sorts of good things!  We're ready to ship! For your person, in Unscented and Green Tea: Hand Sanitizer Gel  made in the USA and bottled right here in Connecticut! Goat's Milk Hand & Body Lotion   Goat's Milk Mild & Gentle Castile Soap   Foaming Mild & Gentle Castile Soap  (no goats involved!) For your space, listings coming soon: Ornaments Spoons Coasters Trinket Boxes Picture Frames Decorated (faux) Candles Pillar candles Votive candles Tealight candles The events we missed this year-- please consider checking them out and supporting them online until we can meet in person again! Events: Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival (Plainville, CT) Massachusetts Renaissance Faire (Berkshire Mountains/Western MA) Rhode Island Renaissance Faire (North Sc

Hand Sanitizer Gel Available Now!

And we're live!  As mentioned over on Facebook , we'd planned to have our Hand Sanitizer Gel available at events this season...  But this event season went pear-shaped with the COVID-19 outbreak...  So we're going online early!  Join us for the launch of to pick up some North Star Henna Hand Sanitizer Gel for yourself and your loved ones!  Currently available in unscented, we'll hopefully have our Green Tea scent available within the week.  Current recipe is 62% alcohol (future batches will be 70%). Our gel is commercially manufactured here in the USA in a FDA-registered facility. Since we're going live "early," we'll also look at posting some of our other body products soon, like salt scrub!
Join us next weekend for the annual Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival !  We'll be there painting henna and glittering up the crowds Friday afternoon and evening, and all day Saturday!  Free entry, live music through the evening and throughout the day on Saturday, fireworks at 9:00 PM on Friday night, and car show 12:00 noon 'till 4:00 PM Saturday.   Here's a link to the Facebook event, for additional info !  Here's some updated info about parking: 2019 Parking Info .  Look for us with our "next door neighbor," Queen of Swords, to have your cards read, or other excellent divination/guidance!