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

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 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.

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 we believe in.  We will not have a retail store, however our products are available in many local stores (see list on homepage)

Thank you to our customers for the faith that they have placed in us.  We LOVE being part of your life and helping you to use more wholesome and toxic free products everyday!

 

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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, they are not killed for their beeswax.  There are alternatives, however the most desired ones are made from palm trees.  So I have made an executive decision that here at Thistle Hill Botanicals we would rather use a totally natural and sustainable product rather than contribute to the destruction of the rainforests which is where palm oils and waxes mostly originate from.

Our beeswax comes from a small apiary that educates other beekeepers in the region on proper and sustainable beekeeping.  Our beeswax comes from happy bees that are well cared for and treated with respect.  Beeswax is used in small amounts in some not all of our products.  Let us know if you have any questions.