If 2021 is already taking its toll on you, a little self-care could be in order. We asked local shop owners what healing products are flying off their shelves.
The Detox Market
L.A. has long attracted its share of thirsty folk, including some who are simply dehydrated. “It’ll show externally,” notes store manager Briney Lindemuth, who directed her sapped shoppers to the Beauty Chef’s Hydration Inner Beauty Boost. “It’s also delicious,” she adds of the coconut-infused probiotic. $50 at the Detox Market, 8380 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood. thedetoxmarket.com.
Saje Natural Wellness
Saje’s Pocket Farmacy—a travel pack of roll-on remedies—may have been designed for life on the go, but having relief at home can’t hurt. The set comes with essential oils that are said to reduce fatigue, suppress coughs, and aid in digestion. “Each roll-on focuses on a different part of the body or emotion,” says Saje’s Janelle Shiplett about the popular kit. $65 at 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City. saje.com.
With immunity boosts de rigueur these days, why not enjoy one that actually tastes more like a treat? Cold Hold from 69herbs features marshmallow, raw honey, and peppermint, plus it’s glycerine-based and alcohol-free, “so even folks who don’t consume alcohol can enjoy it,” notes Otherwild owner Rachel Berks. $22 at 1768 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. otherwild.com.
Anyone who’s taken over-the-counter remedies for PMS knows that focused relief can be elusive. “There’s nothing like what Foria Intimacy suppositories can do,” says Sweet Flower’s Studio City manager Lauren Banuelos. “It truly targets your ovaries, and there’s nothing like that.” $51 at 11705 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. sweetflower.com.
If stress is stressing you out, Superyou is the ultimate chill pill. “It’s a very approachable, easy-to-use product with a high-quality ingredient list,” says Moon Juice’s Molly Kascel of the full-spectrum, adaptogenic, herb-infused supplement. Bonus points for groovy packaging. $49 at 507 Rose Ave., Venice. moonjuice.com.
The Crooked Path
If you’ve spent time in a church, you may have inhaled distinctly earthy frankincense. “It’s one of the oldest incense resins, used to help purify,” says Crooked Path cofounder Popi Mavros. “We also make custom incense blends, like our Temple Blend, which does the same.” $10 at 2020 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. thecrookedpathshop.com.
House of Intuition
Made with a blend of several essential oils collectively dubbed “Thieves”—reportedly used to ward off the bubonic plague back in the fifteenth century—Healer’s Hand Cleansing Spray is for when “we need to cleanse and clear our energy field,” says House of Intuition founder Marlene Vargas of the non-drying formula. $12 at 5018 E. 2nd St., Long Beach. houseofintuitionla.com.
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