Some of you might remember that back in 2015 I was fortunate enough to get 65 kilos of Yemini henna directly from Yemen. I also felt a bit like a drug lord with all those bagged kilos sitting on my kitchen counter.
It was some of the most amazing henna I have ever had the pleasure of getting my hands on. I would compare it to Red Raj, but better, richer. The political climate in Yemen was already very unstable when I got that henna. Communication came in fits and spurts because the henna farmers desperately need the money, but they were often without power or phone service because of the wartorn state of Yemen.
Last weekend I was reorganizing where I store all my bulk supplies and, there fallen down into an unrelated box of cold-kept herbs, I found this:
1 unopened kilo of Yemini henna. I tested a tiny smidge of the powder in the folded over portion of the bag it and it still smells like fresh grass and stains brilliantly.
So what to do with the yemini henna?
I’ve been pondering this since I found it. It’s a rare and hard to get henna that many people love, so how best to share? I considered raffling off 100g packets of it, doing a silent auction and donating the money to the Humane Society along with the proceeds from the sales of our DIY Garden Pergola Cat Enclosure plans. Ultimately, the only thing I know is I don’t want to keep it all. I’ll keep a bit for stand testing comparisons with other hennas, but the majority of it I want to send out into the world.
What do you think?
Removed the poll because it was being a butt! Some of the ideas were:
- Silent auction the entire kilo
- Raffle 50g packets
- Sell 50g / 100g packets on a first come first serve basis
- For all options, I’d donate the money to the Humane Society
Please leave your thoughts and comments below (I do moderate comments so you won’t see them right away)! And if you know other henna-lovers please share this post with them 🙂