NEW! Our Favorite Things and What is Hygge?

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NEW! Our Favorite Things and What is Hygge?

This is SO exciting! Starting January 2019!  We will be sharing our Favorite Things with our friends and customers at Thistlehillbotanicals.com.

What is Hygge?

People in Denmark are considered to be the happiest people in the world. And that’s where the happiness research institute is located.  A danish word I’ve learned recently is “hygge” (sounds like hoo-ga) . The loose translation for this for this word is a sense of comfort togetherness and well-being. It seems to me that these are the things that make us HAPPY!

Personally in my life I’ve been making an effort to simplify and have less. The remaining things that I choose to surround myself with give me joy.

I hope that the recipients of these products will feel special as I do every time I open up the journal cover to write, or pull out my legal pad, Or happen to notice the pretty tassel on my pocketbook.

These products truly are my favorite things. They are products and things that give me joy and I wish to share them with you.

What Types of Products?

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Pure Soy Candle floral Thistlehillbotanicals.com

Unique, quality products hand selected by Thistlehillbotanicals.com.  Some are botanically inspired! Here is what we know so far:

  • Pure Soy Candles in Recycled Wine Bottles, Made in USA, NO toxic metal in the wicks and they smell amazing!  Best of all you can choose to reuse the “bottle” as a vase or glass when the candle is done burning 80 hours!
  • Stunning Illustrated Journals, Greeting Cards and more.

The first products will be on our website very soon!

Write it Down! Journal Writing

Surely you have heard this before, so I will not spend much time on this soapbox. Journal writing is SO healing and therapeutic! One of the best lessons on journaling I ever learned is from Julia Cameron author of The Artist’s Way.  Here it is in her words:

“Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. *There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages*–they are not high art. They are not even “writing.” They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put three pages of anything on the page…and then do three more pages tomorrow.”

This is one form of journaling, there are others. Consider trying it for at least 28 days (It takes that time to develop a habit)  I use cheap pads for my morning pages, and lovely journals for the more in depth and cohesive journal writing.

Full Service – Gift Wrapping & Cards Too!

Our spectacular products are chosen because they are uniquely special.  We are choosing gifts that are priced reasonably.  There will even be a few cards available for your convenience.  (We will even handwrite your message in the card) Gift wrapping will also be available.

Because we believe that quality customer service is important, and we will prove it to you. We will make you look great as a gift giver!

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The perfect fun and elegant gift idea!

Our wish for all of you is a life full of Hygge, because it is something we ALL need more of.

Please help us share the joy, share this post with your friends. Thank you for shopping small and sharing!

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Earth Day April 22 2018

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Are you ready for Earth Day! On Earth Day April 22 2018, many communities have special events.  Learn more about Zero Waste, Recycling, and living a bit more green. Here is a site with more info on Zero Waste.  I am not there yet, but baby steps….baby steps….   https://www.goingzerowaste.com/ 

Thistle Hill Botanicals is proud to say that in the years that we have been shipping out orders we have only bought packing materials twice!  Most of the time we reuse packing we are gifted from local businesses.  When we deliver orders to stores in our region in person we do not use boxes!  We have colorful buckets purchased 10 years ago at a farm store that we use to make our deliveries!  We are always looking for ways to have a smaller footprint.

Here are the links to our “sister stores” with more T Shirts!  http://amzn.to/2Fuec1W   

and here is one more: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWhiteCatShoppe

If you have any “Green” Ideas to share, feel free to do so on our Facebook page.  I will start a post and there will be room for comments.  I would really LOVE to hear your ideas!

There are more Earth Day choices (Including our Exclusive Eco-Warrior T)  and a few options that just might make you smile.

Thank you for being part of Thistle Hill Botanicals Journey.

Happy Earth Day

Be Kind To Cows – Our Eclectic and Whimsical Side is peering out!

Hi Everyone,

Thistle Hill Botanicals is ALIVE and well! We are in more stores and our clients are ordering more of our products all of the time.  I LOVE making natural products and offering them to people who appreciate them. So I will now explain the title: Be Kind to Cows

There is an artistic side of me that has been quelled for a while.  I used to be into photography in a huge way.  My photog has simmered on the back burner long enough! I am now finding different ways to express this side and ways to share it with you.

Here is an example of what I am talking about: http://amzn.to/2tsCNyC   

This link will take you to a T shirt design with one of my favorite cow photos!  Meet Miss Red 🙂

Be Kind to Cows T shirt now available

Here at Thistle Hill Botanicals our shop is on the border of a 120 acre pasture.  I Often get to take walks with the “girls” in the pasture.  They are curious and gentle.  We enjoy our time together.  So if you like cows, if you are a vegan or vegetarian, or just animal lover, please check out the link and share it with your like minded friends.

Here are a few of the other shirt links available at this time:  LIFE IS A BEACH! http://amzn.to/2oUzfR3

YOU BET YOUR SWEET BIPPY! http://amzn.to/2oUj8CO

FLOYD,VIRGINIA – VIEW FROM BUFFALO MOUNTAIN http://amzn.to/2G5Gcpy

There will be more to come, more products, more photos….more.

Make today a FABULOUS DAY, and follow YOUR path xoxo

Rhonda

Thistlehillbotanicals.com adds NEW https Security

 

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What is HTTPS, and why should you care?

This might be more technical than you (or I) can understand, but I feel it is important. Operating a business and producing your own products can be difficult.  I have learned to delegate important tasks like website security to people that are experts in their field.  That is why I hire an amazing woman to manage the “techie” part of my website.  I have faith in her and you can too! Thank you Jean 🙂

Our website https://thistlehillbotanicals.com    has a new streamlined look, it also has enhanced encryption now.

HTTP stands for hypertext transfer protocol. It’s a protocol that allows communication between different systems. Most commonly, it is used for transferring data from a web server to a browser to view web pages.

The problem is that HTTP (note: no “s” on the end) data is not encrypted, and it can be intercepted by third parties to gather data being passed between the two systems.

This can be addressed by using a secure version called HTTPS, where the “S” stands for secure.

This involves the use of an SSL certificate — “SSL” stands for secure sockets layer — which creates a secure encrypted connection between the web server and the web browser.

Without HTTPS, any data passed is insecure. This is especially important for sites where sensitive data is passed across the connection, such as e-commerce sites that accept online card payments, or login areas that require users to enter their credentials.

Save the Tatas! Eliminate XenoEstrogens

Save the Tatas! Eliminate XenoEstrogens

Long before XenoEstrogens were a known thing, my grandmother Bessie had to deal with cancer. After having a radical and horribly done mastectomy she died years later from bone cancer. So, Save the Tatas! Eliminate XenoEstrogens.

Getting the chemicals OUT of your daily routine is SO important! Most mass market deodorants have dangerous XenoEstrogens. Save the Tatas! Eliminate XenoEstrogens. ESPECIALLY when you are applying those chemicals under your arms where your lymph nodes work so hard. All of the products that you apply to your skin, actually go IN to your body.

Thistle Hill Botanicals can help. We have created a Natural and VERY Effective Natural Deodorant that is a GREAT value. A 2 ounce container of Finally! Natural Deodorant that Works will last one person 3-5 months, making our product not only ALL natural and effective but a GREAT value! Customers have begged us not to ever stop making our deodorant. Some customers have told us they use it every 48 hours. Every body is different.

We now offer our natural and effective deodorant in three all natural scents: Light Citrus, Organic Lavender, and Ancient Spice. We are currently also developing a NEW formula for extra sensitive skin. Our deodorant is safe for use with Chemotherapy patients (we have been told this by a few patients).

If you have young children or teens starting to use deodorant please start them early with natural products. Our chemical loads in our bodies builds up year after year. In the past what we did not know could hurt us, but we know better now! This is a great item to share with those you love, our Finally! Natural Deodorant that Works makes a wonderful little stocking stuffer. So Save the Tatas! Eliminate XenoEstrogens. Share with your friends and family.

All of our products are made with love in Floyd, Virginia USA in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Top 3 Reasons to Switch your Deodorant Now!

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Top 3 Reasons to switch NOW to Natural Deodorant!

Parabens! They are the chemical substance that acts as the preservative in the beauty and cosmetics products i.e. body lotions, deodorants’, mascara, shampoos, and foundations. Once you apply them on your skin, these are quickly absorbed into your bloodstream just like the nutrients that you eat. However, are these really what your body needs? Should you really be consuming them? Let’s find out!

1. Hormone Disruptors
Parabens are like estrogen that is already present in our body; and excess of estrogen like substances in the body results in disruption and dysfunction of the hormonal system. This disorder and dysfunction gives way to more misbalances and problems in the human body. Hormones present in the human body are accountable for many human functions i.e. digestion, reproduction, and secretion and that should be enough to tell you how a misbalance can ruin your day.

2. Early Puberty
Deodorants have become a way of life. We use them every day and irrespective of the age; but is this a good practice? Daily use of these chemicals adversely affects the growing girl’s body which is changing in both ways: physically and hormonally. So, the use of parabens is dangerous for a growing girl as its exposure leads to early puberty, early breast development, and early commencement of menstrual cycle.

3. Hormonal Cancers
As already discussed, parabens are highly similar to estrogen and thus use of parabens leads to a number of cancers like cervical and ovarian cancer. Moreover, its longer exposure may even lead to breast cancer.

PLEASE SHARE with your loved ones and friends, this is information everyone should know.
thistlehillbotanicals.com has natural deodorant with NO bad stuff at all! And YES! it works!

NEW: Extra Rich Shea Body Butter for Pain Relief! Euphoria

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Thistle Hill Botanicals makes another body butter that has hemp oil. We have gotten a few comments from our customers that it helps with their pain.

That got us thinking! What about a quality body butter that REALLY helps with pain? So we have formulated our popular Extra Rich Body Butter and added in many ingredients to help with pain. Some of the ingredients are: Arnica Montana, Certified Organic Cold Pressed Hemp Oil, Lavender EO, Peppermint EO and many soothing and natural oils to nourish while helping with pain.

We Call it Euphoria! Here is it’s definition:
noun
1. a state of intense happiness and self-confidence:
She was flooded with euphoria as she went to the podium to receive her Student Research Award.

2. Psychology. a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania.

I think that if you can relieve pain you will feel all of those wonderful feelings 🙂

Good for You – Good for the Planet

Another Fabulous Testimonial about Thistle Hill Botanical’s Natural & Effective Deodorant!

Thank you JB of Virginia for this testimonial…..

I just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE your deodorant! I switched to non toxic over three years ago and have literally tried dozens of products since then! Very expensive options online and almost every choice in my local co-op and natural food/product stores. Some work for a few hours, but then reapplication is necessary. Some work but irritate my skin due to high levels of baking soda or the like. And some work for a week or two and then not so much?

I have been using your Ancient Spice tub deo for over a month and it works amazingly!!! The smell is not only delightful but it lasts for over 24 hours!! I am in awe and beyond thankful to have finally, finally, FINALLY, found a natural, healthy choice deodorant that truly, actually, honestly works!!! I cannot thank you guys enough! My seemingly endless and disheartening search is finally over! I will be a customer for life and recommend you to everyone I know. Again thank you so much!
Sincerely,
JB Roanoke,
It never gets old….we continue to get great testimonials about our “Finally” Natural Deodorant that Works! YES, it REALLY does! Our mission is to make top quality products and to have happy customers who tell their friends how happy the are 🙂

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Top 4 Tips when transitioning to a Natural Deodorant

We all want LESS CHEMICALS in our bodies right? Well sometimes there is a transition period when you switch to an all natural deodorant. Hopefully these ideas will help ease this time for you.

A suggestion from a client: If you have been using deodorants with chemicals your body will need to detox. YES, Thistle Hill Botanicals agrees!

Our suggestion is to apply raw apple cider vinegar to your armpits after cleansing, drink lots of water, & wear natural fibers. A clay detox paste will speed up the process of detoxing. If possible do this for at least 1-2 weeks before starting to use your new deodorant from Thistle Hill Botanicals. If you have any questions we are here to help….just send us a message at [email protected]

Soon we will have a listing in our online shop where you can order enough Clay to do a few “drawing” Paste treatments to help with detoxing from your old deodorant.

Recap on the 4 tips:

1. Cleanse and apply Raw ACV

2. Drink LOTS of water (good for so many things)

3. Wear natural fibers

4. Apply a few clay paste treatments

Repeat these at any time if you feel they are warranted.

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