♠ The Mission
At The Black Dahlia Boutique, we are on a mission to empower those who feel they have none and desire to embrace the darker side of life with natural, luxurious, and eco-friendly products. We take pride in our cruelty-free and vegan formulations, which are free of harmful preservatives like parabens and phthalates.
As a family-owned and operated enterprise, our team is made up of white people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, women, witches, and stoners. We recognize that as white presenting people it is our responsibility to fight for our fellow humans who are marginalized and oppressed in society. Through our work, protests, and social media presence, we actively support civil rights for all, women's rights, healthcare access and body autonomy for everyone (including women), and mandatory funded education.
At Black Dahlia Boutiques, we believe that everyone deserves a right to life and happiness. We are not afraid to speak out against injustice and defend those who need it most. Join us in our mission to bring beauty, power, and social change to the world.
♠ About the Boutique
Life can be overwhelming, and self-care is essential for our well-being. At Black Dahlia Boutiques, we believe that taking care of yourself should be a top priority. That's why we offer our Gothic Beauty Collections, featuring stunning designs that will make your bathroom look beautiful while providing your goth skin with the care it needs in any season. Whether it's lighting candles, taking a hot bath, or meditating, we've got you covered.
But self-care isn't just about the physical. It's about taking control of our lives and finding our path to prosperity. That's where our Medium's Parlor Collections come in. Sometimes, mundane solutions just don't cut it, and we need something a little more powerful. Our collection of items is perfect for paranormal investigations, psychic fairs, and more. You can find spells for banishing, attracting love and money, developing psychic abilities, and boosting your natural power. We also offer limited edition spell kits, tools, boxes, and more. So don't wait to get the ones you want because they may not be available again.
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♠ About the Owner: Sandra 'Sandi' Rios
Sandi is the owner and Mistress of the Dark Arts & Crafts at Black Dahlia Boutiques. She grew up in a violent home with a mother and sister who held hateful views towards her father’s heritage. Despite this, Sandi found solace in her Hispanic/African American community and often ran away from the violent abuse at home. At 16, she was forced into marriage with a man who abused drugs and women, leaving Sandi alone with their child for weeks at a time with no money or food. One day, she found a book on witchcraft in the closet, which sparked a deep curiosity within her. She studied everything she could while trapped at home. She was able to practice when he was gone and kept it hidden when he was home.
What she learned gave her the strength to leave but being alone with a small child she found herself in another abusive marriage a few years later and had two more children. She finally decided to leave while they were stationed in Germany and got her own place with the kids. After he tried to kill her and the kids, she turned to selling spells and candles to make ends meet and learned witchcraft from various women while traveling across Europe, fleeing from her husband. Eventually, she made it back to America and after a couple more unfortunate relationships and trips around the country, she finally stopped dating for a long time, and started a business selling her magical products, which allowed her to stay home with her children and heal from their generational trauma.
Sandi's dedication to her children led her to become a warrior for their safety and the safety of others. She volunteered for women's shelters, suicide hotlines, and started her own group for underprivileged girls. Her children came out as transgender, and Sandi learned to become their fiercest protector and ally.
Today, Sandi is the owner of a thriving metaphysical shop and shares her story with anyone who may find it helpful. She has a wonderful partner, who is a combat vet so more than qualified to fight by her side, and amazing, grown children who are the envy of her abusive family. Sandi's journey from a violent home to child bride, to best mother ever and successful business owner is a testament to the power of resilience and the magic that lies within us all.