NEW Thistle Hill Botanicals, Extra Rich Shea Body Butters!!!!!!! SO Thick and RICH!

Photos will follow.  This is so thick and rich and not greasy.  It seems to absorb very well!  Our NEWEST addition to the Thistle Hill Botanical family will come in a Large 8 ounce Emerald Green BPA FREE container.  A little goes a long way! This product like everything we make uses the best ingredients. … Read more

Thank you to The Jacksonville Center for the Arts!

Here in Floyd in the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains we are so very lucky to have a wonderful art center.   The Jax as us locals call it, in cooperation with The Economic Development Authority has built a state of the art photo lab for local artisans and producers to use!   So you will notice … Read more

September 4th is Opening Day at Yoga Jam of Floyd AND…..

The Launch of our Indiegogo Campaign!  There will be Special perks for Yoginis and lots of special perks for contributors.  We are expanding our business to bring you more Wholesome and Effective products at great prices. Natural does NOT have to mean Wimpy!Wait until 9/4/15 then checkout the Fabulous perks!    Thank you! Find the Indiegogo … Read more

Attention Coffee Lovers!

Do we have a NEW product for you!  Or a GREAT gift idea for the Coffee Lover in your life! Made with Organic Sugars, Organic Oils, and Fair Trade Coffee!  Wholesome and Effective COFFEE BODY SCRUB.  This smells fabulous!  Packaged in our NEW PET BPA Free 8 ounce  emerald green containers! Need help waking up? … Read more

Our NEW space!

The Floyd Innovation Center is where it will all happen!   In a few weeks we will be there working on our inventory and making our popular and effective products for our customers! The building is part solar, has fabulous hi speed internet and is SUPER energy efficient!  It is in perfect alignment with what … Read more

WooHoo! NEW Labels are on order!

Here is a preview:   The new Emerald Green containers are on order!  I cannot wait!  Our products are the SAME fabulous formulations, the SAME owner….only our name and our look is changing.  Soon there will be NEW photos on the website as well!

The Beeswax and Vegan Controversy

I have been doing a lot of research on beeswax.  Some consider it not vegan and some do. Here is the scoop:  According to Peta many large bee farms treat their Queens inhumanely and take honey away when the bees desperately need it to survive the winter months. Beeswax is a byproduct of the bees, … Read more

A Kinder, Gentler Shark Tank An Interview with NPR!

There is actually a series of articles done with NPR and all of the winners of a local business grant that The Mischievous Carrot was granted!  YES we are changing our name and look, but our Products and our Formulas remain the SAME! Listen here: Click here to view the original story on NPR station … Read more


Update on baby Barn Swallows! First Flight 🙂

I just had to post this.  I happened to be in the barn on the VERY day they learned to fly. I was lucky to get some photos.  The babies are out in the world now. At the time I took this photo, I do not think that this little baby knew what he was … Read more

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Baby Barn Swallows!

There is always one with a big mouth!  These little babies will grow into their beaks and become lovely, graceful adult barn swallows!  Click on image to see larger.