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Island of Salvation Botanica

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Address: 835 Piety Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504-948-9961
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Haitian art, ritual candles, incense and fortune telling in the heart of...

Haitian art, ritual candles, incense and fortune telling in the heart of The Bywater.

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Helpful and classy, as always

Really enjoyed visiting the New Orleans Healing Center where the Botanica is located, and seeing the dedication of the International Shrine of Marie Laveau there, which is right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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93 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Oils are petroleum based, bulk herbs are so old, they have no medicinal value left, entire store is just to promote the owner's bad art and very personal, incorrect beliefs of an ancient religion. Go if you don't mind spending a lot on very little.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Really enjoyed visiting the New Orleans Healing Center where the Botanica is located, and seeing the dedication of the International Shrine of Marie Laveau there, which is right next to the Botanica. Great place overall!

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1 Thank Marge S
maryland
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I loved this little spot! I wanted to find a spiritual/metaphysical shop with some authenticity, and this was definitely it! So much to look at within the small space, that I didn't know where to start! They had a lot more unique items than the shops in the French Quarter area, which felt overly commercial to me. Lots of herbs,... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have to say that my personal relationship with Sally made this trip well worth while. she was setting up for a perastile that evening. we say the chalking on the floor, the installation of the pole and even got a reading. I suggest you go to the Isle of Salvation and let sister sally tell you all about your... More 

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Quitman, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Whether you are a practitioner or just curious, this place is top notch. If you want a touristy store, this isn't for you. There are tons of shops in the French Quarter that would satisfy the tourist itch. I had to take a taxi away from our hotel to get here (address listed here is wrong-look up on their site;... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We did a reading there with Jeffrey (who was awesome) and was pretty accurate. It was about half an hour and quite different from the normal tarot/psychic reads. We would totally do it again!

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Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

On our recent trip to New Orleans we wanted to have our cards read and get a gris gris. We went to a variety of places and just didn't feel right. Some had the reading area right in the store and many were very commercial. There was so much information we didn't know where to start. I had read about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I really wanted a reading on my first trip to NOLA that wasn't in the French Quarter...something felt unauthentic about the location. So after some research there was a group of us that called Island of Salvation and Geoff answered the phone. We initially called about a reading with Sallie but she was unavailable. We figured that if Geoff was... More 

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Navesink, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

We first visited the Island of Salvation Botanica at its old location on Piety Street. It was charming, dark, and intimate. The new location at the New Orleans Healing Center on St. Claude is larger and sun-filled. This new space also captures the ambiance of its owner, Sallie Ann Glassman. Her kindness, gentle spirit and true interest in making the... More 

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.