Author Archives: niemama

Why we’re palm-free, part 1

I’ve had this post on my mind for a long time, and I’ve never taken the time to sit down and type out all the reasons. I still don’t have the time, but I will make a quick policy statement, and share a video that illustrates my reasoning.

The policy: Thrive Handcrafts does not and will never knowingly use palm oil in any product.

Here’s the video… I hope ;) I’ve never done a video embed so this may take a few tries.

Post by Alain Compost .

Thriving all around with Mrs. Crosby

Lexington, Kentucky. retail map july 2014

Acton, Massachusetts.

Neenah, Wisconsin. 

Sarasota, Florida. 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

Comfort, Texas. 

What do all these places have in common, you ask? Well! They are the cities where yarn stores will soon carry the Mrs. Crosby collection of yarn and ephemera… including Thrive Handcrafts soap!!! 

Did you hear that???!!!!!!! I am going to wear out my exclamation point one of these days. 

My face hurts from smiling. In the coming days I will post a quick blurb about each of these shops so you can visit them virtually (and maybe even thank them for carrying our awesome soap, wink wink nudge nudge). Let’s show them some love, shall we?! 

Kentucky, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Florida, Alabama, Texas. Little old me and my sweet soap are all over the country, y’all. I can hardly believe it. 

Our essential oils and blends

just breatheThis is something I’ve been meaning to do for ages. Customers frequently ask what essential oils we have and I am FINALLY sharing the whole list.

In addition, with each oil I’ve provided the oils with which it blends well, according to Mountain Rose Herbs.* We refer to them frequently when we’re brainstorming a new blend.  Continue reading

Praise for Thrive Handcrafts

Praise for Thrive Handcrafts








We get some really sweet compliments for our soaps and other body care products. We work hard to create a product whose quality speaks for itself, and hearing back from our customers is validation that our love and commitment are shining through.

If you have something you want us to know about your experience with Thrive products, please get in touch. If it’s something good, leave it on our Facebook page, on the Praise page, on Twitter with @thrivelove, or on our Etsy page.

If you have a concern or something not-so-good, we want to hear that too, and we’d appreciate the opportunity to respond privately. Please send us an email so we can hear what you have to say.

We are not a big company using the language of friendship to impersonate a small business. “We” are literally a mom banging out a blog post while the baby naps. Gratitude doesn’t even begin to describe the way it feels to hear supportive words from loyal customers. Blessings to you! Thrive!!!