Here is a sampling of products that we carry here at Peace, Love & Zen. We stock many more and continue to introduce new items, so please have a look when you’re in for your next appointment. Note that these items are not yet available for online purchase.
Buddha Tea Chakra Teas
“Chakra” is the ancient Sanskrit word for the seven central points of energy that reside within, helping to balance our physical, emotional and spiritual state. Buddha Teas presents a line of chakra teas expertly crafted from herbs that resonate with each chakra, offering stimulating and flavorful teas empowered by the essence of crystals.
Himalayan Chandra Neti-Mist
Himalayan All Natural Neti-Mist Sinus Spray
Neti-Mist™ Sinus Spray is a new, 100% all-natural spray uniquely formulated with ingredients to help soothe and decongest your sinuses.
• Sinus congestion and pressure
• Cold and allergy symptoms
• Stuffy cold symptoms
• Thick mucus and phlegm
Echinacea and Goldenseal
From Nature’s Arrow
As a dietary supplement for short-term use (no more than 10 days) at the onset of cold and flu.
Himalayan Salt Inhaler
To be used daily in between salt cave sessions. Salt cleanses the respiratory system and speeds up the elimination of toxins.
Salt has the following properties:
▪ Loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport
▪ Removes pathogens (ie., airborne pollen)
▪ Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)
Natural Patches of Vermont
Natural Patches of Vermont body patches harness the power of pure essential oils and aromatherapy to help open the pathways to vibrant health and well-being, and could not be easier to use.† Simply place the patch on your upper chest, any pulse point or the location indicated on the packaging. Once the essential oils are activated by your body heat, they will begin to release their therapeutic benefits.
B-12 Patches with BioActive Absorption Technology
Vita Science B-12 skin patches are tiny, and are normally placed behind the ear. You only have to do this once a day, and usually only one day a week. Once the patch is on, you can forget all about needing to take supplements for another week. No more worrying about whether pills should be taken before or after food, how many you should take etc. Just stick on a patch and forget about it.
PiperWai is the first naturally powerful, aluminum-free deodorant that uses activated charcoal to absorb wetness and fight odor. Natural ingredients like organic coconut oil, shea butter, and pure vitamin E soothe even the most sensitive skin. The stain-free formula rubs in clear and won’t discolor clothing. Meet your new essential.
PiperWai is a natural deodorant made without harmful ingredients like parabens, aluminum, and synthetic fragrances. This charcoal deodorant, with its crème texture, is 100% natural and forms an invisible, absorbent, pH-balanced shield on your underarms that neutralizes odor and protects your clothes from perspiration. And it’s perfect for use on sensitive skin.
Cellar Door Soap
Cellar Door makes small batch craft soap using 100% plant based oils like olive oil and shea butter. And they don’t just buy a pre-made block of soap from some other company to melt down and call it their own; they start from scratch and make real soap from skin-loving oils, top-notch fragrance and essential oils, mineral-based colorants, water, and lye. It’s real, handmade soap. Plus, it’s totally vegan and cruelty-free. We carry a large variety and our selection changes regularly.
Plant Therapy Essential Oils
Purity and quality. Equally as important.
Plant Therapy’s standards of quality are some of the strictest in the industry. Before we sell an essential oil we do everything possible to establish that it is 100% pure, natural, AND of the highest quality, making it appropriate for use in aromatherapy. To ensure that each oil meets these strict standards, Plant Therapy works directly with world renowned essential oil expert, Robert Tisserand, and several analytical laboratories.
From the beginning.
Before we even obtain a sample, we need to know everything about the farmer, distiller or supplier. We need to know their background, reputation, commitment to quality, and commitment to the industry. Once this has been established to our satisfaction, we then move on to the oil.
Essential oils are composed of many constituents, typically about 100, though it can range from 10 to 200. Factors that affect the composition, and therefore the quality of an oil, include where the plant was grown (country of origin, latitude, elevation) soil and weather conditions, time of day and time of year of harvest, and various parameters of distillation.
Essential oils with the same common name, such as Eucalyptus, Lemongrass or Wintergreen, may come from more than one species of plant. Others, such as Basil, Rosemary or Thyme, come from the same species, but they come in different ‘chemotypes’, which means there are significant differences in the composition from one chemotype to another.
All of these factors potentially affect both quality and therapeutic effect. When we finally know what oil we are sampling we can then move on to the testing phase. We typically test 3-5 samples from different suppliers for every essential oil that we buy. Even when we re-purchase from the same supplier, we test the new batch of oil.
Testing the oil.
These essential oils are first organoleptically tested by Robert Tisserand before being sent to a third party testing facility. Robert has been evaluating essential oils professionally for over 40 years. Organoleptic testing means smelling the oil from a testing strip over time – some characteristics do not reveal themselves until the oil has been evaporating for 30 minutes or more. It also includes evaluating the color, consistency and general appearance of an oil, and comparing it to what a good quality oil should look like and smell like.
Following this, the oils are sent to one of several third-party laboratories where they undergo multiple tests including Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (also known as GC/MS testing). Every batch of oil we receive goes through both rounds of testing, and these tests will show us the quality of the oil and also what is in the oil. Most contaminants or adulterants show up with these tests, and for those that don’t, if we suspect that some of what looks like a natural constituent of an oil might be a synthetic addition, we use chiral analysis – a more sophisticated form of gas chromatography – to find out if it is in fact, a natural constituent or a synthetic addition.
Even though we work with distillers and farmers who have repeatedly proven to provide excellent quality essential oils, when Plant Therapy claims that our oils are 100% pure and of the highest quality, we want to make sure that we are doing everything possible to guarantee that.