While we still live in our house on the hill and still make soap... we've outgrown the name! Hilltop Soaps is now Thrive Herbals!
1 : to grow vigorously : do well : FLOURISH
We're so much more than just soap! Our line of herbal wellness products continues to grow. Just last month I finally, officially became a certified herbalist. (I am being lazy before throwing myself into my aromatherapist program) While I feel like it's a big personal accomplishment, there are no national standards for herbalist certification or training in the United States... but I know it gives me a solid foundation in western herbalism and traditional and practical uses for herbs.
Therein lies my heart; making herbs accessible and their uses familiar so families choose them first. Many of these botanical powerhouses are found in our kitchen cupboards and our backyards! These plants do no heal us, rather, they work with our body by supporting and balancing our body's systems so they can better function.
I have a few hopes and plans as we change and grow Thrive Herbals.
*I plan to offer more 'take and make' workshops like the salve class we held this summer. I have an idea for a Winter Wellness class.
*DIY kits! I have so many customers who are DIY-ers, but I know it can be difficult to purchase bulk oils and butters and jars and tubes just to see if you might enjoy making something. (and praying the recipe is good!)
*Backyard herb walks and lectures in the spring.
*Herb seeds so you can grow your own and dried herbs.
*More custom orders. I'm not sure how many people know, but I often will have customers (mostly friends and relatives) ask if I can make something to suit a need. Whether it's a salve for a special need, an essential oil blend to help with a particular problem. Or maybe to alter a regular product to be safe for their family (like a homeopathic vapor rub using essential oils and dilution rates that are safe for infants age 6 months and up).
*Consults. I currently do this on an informal basis with friends and family, those whom I am familiar with their medical history. This may be available in the future.
Much thought and prayer have gone into the reworking of the business. Please, have patience with us as we slowly change over labels, the website, signage and more.
I hope you are as excited about all the changes as I am!
Thank you for your years of support.