Going green isn’t just good for the planet; it’s a choice that improves your health, also. The fewer toxins that go in (and on) your body, the better you feel. Zenabelle, a holistic health and beauty apothecary in Bristol, sells non-toxic, natural and organic products with a healthful mindset. “We carry over 2,000 holistic beauty and personal care items,” says owner Deborah Ventrice, “and we try to offer a wide range of price points because I believe that everyone should be able to afford safe, healthy and effective products.”
The idea for Zenabelle came about because Deborah was struggling with chemical sensitivies, and finding pure, non-toxic products was time-consuming and difficult. “After years of research I discovered many safe, healthy product lines that couldn’t be purchased in any one location,” she explains. “I believed that if this was something I searched for, there had to be other people seeking the same thing; a complete selection of holistic health and beauty products provided by a kind, knowledgeable staff,” and so Zenabelle (meaning “mindful beauty”) was born.
Fast forward four years, and Deborah is developing her own line of Zenabelle Naturals products, and the store has expanded to house both a Treatment Room (offering holistic facials and massage) and a Juice Bar, mixing up organic smoothies and raw juices from fresh produce. People from all over the state are heading to Zenabelle for their holistic health and beauty needs. “People feel the wonderful energy when they come into our store. Living and working in this community has been an incredible experience,” Deborah says. “We have developed so many meaningful relationships with many of our customers who have become true friends.”