ahimsa Essentials is committed to providing you with earth-friendly, sustainable, cruelty-free and 100% plant-based (vegan) products that relieve, repair, and renew.
Essential Oil Based + Allergen Free
Handcrafted in Phoenix, Arizona
Skin Care + Aromatherapy Jewelry
Check out our new aromatherapy jewelry and diffusers, come sample our beloved body butters, deodorants, scrubs, soaps, and essential oils!Click for our Pop-Up + Special Events Calendar »
- POP UP LOCATIONS -
Saturdays, 8am - 12pm, Uptown Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am - 12pm, Downtown Phoenix Public Market >>> First Saturdays 9am : Free Outdoor Yoga
Saturdays, 7am - 11pm, Gilbert Farmers Market
First Fridays, 6 - 10pm, Nation's Largest Artwalk, 915 N 4th St, Phoenix (across from Ike's Sandwiches)
Second Tuesdays, 11am - 1pm, University of Phoenix Farmers Market , 4025 South Riverpoint Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Last Fridays, 6 - 10pm, Zen Nights Block Party, 105 W Main St, Downtown Mesa (the only monthly mini-vegfest, 100% plant-based event in the country!)
- RETAIL LOCATIONS -Radi8 Hot Yoga, Phoenix>>> Multiple Yoga Classes Daily
Spirit of Yoga, Tempe >>> Multiple Yoga Classes Daily
Anahata Yoga, Sound and Energy Healing, Scottsdale >>> Multiple Yoga Classes Daily
Rose's Hallmark Shop, Scottsdale
Fine Fittings, Surprise
The Uprooted Kitchen, Gilbert >>> Sundays 9:30am : $5 Yoga
Lotus Day Spa and Salon, Yuma
Featured by PETA2 as one of the seven "Asian-American/Pacific Islander vegan business owners who inspire and influence us with their ambition, mission, and merchandise, [Queenie is] changing the face of the animal rights movement one cruelty-free and vegan item at a time. Purchasing their products not only supports their businesses but also enhances our quality of life, benefits the environment, and—of course—saves animals’ lives," which is why ahimsa Essentials was chosen as one of 7 Vegan Companies Run by Asian-American Women Deserv[ing] All Your Money.
Queenie has been vegan for 15 years, met her partner while helping animals during Hurricane Katrina with Best Friends Animal Society, and their vegan wedding was featured in VegNews Magazine as "eco-wedding in paradise" at the Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui. As an environmental engineer and a naturopath, they have received life-changing testimonials for their all-natural and plant-based formulas utilizing the therapeutic properties of essential oils combined with sustainable oils, butters, and packaging. They named their company after the Sanskrit word, a-him-sa, which means against violence, to embody their mission to cause no injury, to do no harm in thoughts, words or actions to self, others, animals and the environment. They donate most of the profits to animal causes and local charities and will soon be a 501c(3) non-profit, an impactful foundation to spread ahimsa.
- WHY WE ARE BLUSHING -PETA : Get Inspired by These Asian-American Female Vegan Business Owners
VegNews Magazine : Vow Vow Voom Vegan Weddings - Queenie and Sean Scherer
Vegucated : Featured Vegucators Queenie & Sean
AZTV Morning Scramble : Pat McMahon with Vegucators Queenie and Sean Scherer
KTAR Take 5 for Foodies : Vegan Food with Pat McMahon and Queenie
The Vegan Truth : All Kinds of VEGAN WEDDINGS
Jamila's Fridge : Vegan Eats | Farmers Market Phoenix | Ahimsa Essentials | Yoga | Vlog
Phoenix Vegan : Vegan Businesses
City of Tempe : Made in Tempe
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Every product is vegan and cruelty-free, formulated for desert living to combat extreme dryness and heat where we live, work and play in our lovely Valley of the Sun!
- WHY WE LOVE AHIMSA -
This really is the “holy grail” of body butters. Not only does the body butter work wonders, but it’s cruelty-free, vegan, and there’s only TWO ingredients! I freakin love when I can find all natural products that truly work! I suffer from eczema and have very dry skin. This. Is. Life. Changing.
Tiffany Churnovic, cheekyt
I officially made the switch to natural deodorant, and haven’t looked back ... Ahimsa also offers 100% therapeutic grade essential oils, body butter, therapeutic balms, which I’m also a fan of. Unlike the generic products out there, you can actually put their body butter all over your body, and not have to worry about it getting too close to your mouth or eyes. My husband and I also use their roll-on balms for achy muscles, and it helps!
Heather Petrey, Pop Shop America
Wow does this essential oil blend ever smell awesome ... Calming Zen is a mix of lavender with tones of bergamot and peppermint, so peaceful and grounding, but in an uplifting way. I can’t wait to add this to my diffuser!
Anna Reilly, My Subscription Addiction
After I'm done [exfoliating with Zen Calming Scrub], my face looks so good and my skin looks clear. My face feels so soft I look like an angel just fell down from heaven ... [my leg] looks gorgeous, it's glowing! I feel great; I feel confident because of this so I give ahimsa Eessentials two thumbs up!
Angelica Chloe Jane
This 100% natural and organic [Zen] essential oil blend is made up of lavender (calming), peppermint (energizing) and bergamot (grounding) that all come together to create a harmonizing aroma that will bring your mind and body into balance. It’s great for stress relief or use at the end of the day for a peaceful night’s sleep.
First Impressions: Always love adding to my essential oil collection and this one is a great blend.
This is, hands down, the most-decadent body butter I have ever used. It is easily a higher-quality and more luxurious product than more-expensive, vegan, organic body butters that I have found in well-known retailers made by well-known brands.
Every time I open the jar, it feels a bit like one of those products on which you decide to occasionally splurge, but it is surprisingly affordable and doesn’t have to be a splurge at all for most folks.
AJ, Cheap Vegan Chick
It’s like Ahimsa made this specific blend just for me. I’ve suffered with regular headaches and migraines since Jr. High...I tried out Ahimsa’s “Rescue Tension” blend...I’m sure there’s a lot of skeptics, but my headaches will last all day long if I don’t take medicine or go to sleep so I know this actually worked for me. All you can do is try for yourself and save your body from harmful drugs.
Tiffany Churnovic, cheekyt
I’m never going back to store-bought skincare care again… I chucked my store bought deodorant in lieu of the Zen Natural Deodorant. I feel that if I make the mistake of it getting into my mouth, lips, eyes…wherever… I won’t freak out, because there aren’t any harmful chemicals.
Heather Garcia, LAFashionsnob
Essential oils are wonderful especially for unwinding. I have an oil burner, a wax burner, and sometimes I’ll just add some essential oils to a quartz crystal and keep it nearby. Zen is a blend of lavender, peppermint, and bergamot which is great for relaxing, meditation, or setting a peaceful mood. ahimsa Essentials is committed to providing organic , sustainable, cruelty-free and 100% plant-based products. Double win.
Cristina Rose, A Wildflower Spirit
If you are looking for all natural, vegan and cruelty-free products that are sustainably made, smell awesome and actually work, ahimsa Essentials is the brand for you. I love that they are fragranced with essential oils and the packaging is as cute as can be! I highly recommend these products!
Julie, Vegan Treasure Hunter