Thistle Farms Healing Oils
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At Thistle Farms they know that love heals. Women who come from a life on the streets find a new start at Thistle Farms making a line of beautiful bath and body care products. These five unique blends of essential oils are as healing for the women who make them as for those who use them. Long known for potent healing qualities, essential oils from native plants were some of the first medicine. With many uses, these essential oils are great to add to your bath, for massage or acupressure, to steam, or as a perfume scent.
AHIMSA - Sow seeds of universal love and non-violence. Made from cinnamon, clove, sweet orange, cedar in olive oil.
MITZVAH - Encourage acts of human kindness. Made from lavender, ginger root, mandarin, vanilla in sweet almond oil.
COMPASSION - Open the heart to prayer and mindfulness. Made from geranium, myrrh, chamomile, lavender in jojoba oil.
INSPIRATION - Uplift the spirit and invite new dreams. Made from bergamot, cardamom, sweet orange in coconut oil.
CONTEMPLATION - Restore mind and body for reflection. Made from jasmine, grapefruit, frankincense, and myrrh in olive oil.
- Glass bottle with roll-on applicator
- 0.22 oz
- Made in U.S.A.
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- July 18, 2016
- November 23, 2015
I purchased Compassion and I can say it smells wonderful. The scent is intense, but for me that is a good thing; I can tell it's going to last awhile on my skin, unlike some other oils I've used. The various essences blend well together. The scent isn't as pleasing when you sniff it directly from the bottle- test some on your skin before you think it's no good. Very happy with this purchase, thank you.
- March 5, 2015
I love these oils!
- May 29, 2016
I bought Inspiration, which has a lemony citrus scent, with a sweet under note, and a hint of spice. I keep it in my purse and roll it on pulse points to perk up blah or dreary days at work. The scent is pleasing and useful for what I mentioned but it does not last long, which is why I give it 4 stars instead of 5.
- March 5, 2015
Again, I hate to say it, but it is repulsive. The scent "Mitizvah" I threw away. I would not give this to my worst enemy let alone regift it to a friend..
Artisan: Thistle Farms, Nashville
Founded in 1997 in Nashville, Tennessee, Magdalene is a two-year residential community for women with a history of prostitution and drug addiction. Founded not just to help a sub-culture of women, but to help change the culture itself, Magdalene stands in solidarity with women who are recovering from sexual abuse, violence, and life on the streets, and who have paid dearly for a culture that buys and sells women like commodities.
Thistle Farms began in 2001 as the cottage business of Magdalene, with the aim of helping women gain much-needed job skills and learn responsibility and cooperation. By hand, the women of Magdalene create natural bath and body products that are as kind to the environment as they are to the body. Into every product goes the belief that true freedom starts with healing and that love can change lives.
Why the thistle? Thistles grow on the streets and alleys where the women of Magdalene walked. Considered a weed, they have a deep tap root that can shoot through thick concrete and survive drought. And in spite of their prickly appearance, their royal and soft purple center makes the thistle a mysterious and gorgeous flower.
While serving in jail, Sheila remembered a woman she had met at an outreach event for Magdalene, and wrote a letter to the judge asking if she could enter the program. The judge granted her request and changed her life forever. Sheila says, "My life has changed since Magdalene. I own my own home; I am married, and I have a baby. I am cancer-free. I had breast cancer while in the program -- My life is full now. Magdalene is what gave me my life; it is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me."
Grace came to Magdalene after using drugs and prostituting for 23 years. A mother of four, and a grandmother of eight, Grace says that working for Thistle Farms has changed her life. "I am an artist; I draw, I write poetry. Magdalene has given me a wonderful life -- the best life I've ever had. I am blessed to live in the brand-new transition house. I give thanks to God and Magdalene."
Katrina, the mother of a seventeen-year-old daughter, walked the streets of Nashville prostituting and using drugs for nearly two decades. Now clean and working with Thistle Farms, Katrina says that she never thought her life would be this wonderful. "I now live a happy, healthy, and productive life. I went from living with my mom to living on the streets to owning my own brand new home. I love walking in the door of my house. It's my world. I never thought my life would be this amazing."