Need a little extra assistance winning that court case, landing that job or finding that soul mate? A little supernatural help might be just what the witch doctor ordered. A trip to Saydel Inc. will satisfy shopping for all of your mystical needs, from Santería artifacts to voodoo protection powders, religious candles to herbs and magical oils. A large supply of Catholic, Caribbean and Central American deities lines the shelves next to horseshoes, incense and voodoo dolls. Located on the border of industrial Vernon, this one-stop magical shop may be the largest botanica in the L.A. area, and a large painting of an Egyptian pharaoh beckons from the store's front window alongside large Spanish words that translate to “Where the Secrets of the World Are Preserved.” If that isn't enough to intrigue you, than maybe buying some “Shut Up” bath soap to silence your inner critic will.
Credit: Nikki Kreuzer