Love Heals. Chocolate Helps.

by Bingran Zeng January 31, 2014

Love Heals. Chocolate Helps.

Here at Thistle Farms we are in the business of healing both the body and the soul. All of our products are handmade by women who are survivors of prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. Each time you purchase from Thistle Farms your contribution goes towards helping women heal.


This Valentine’s Day we’re taking healing to another level. Every year on this day thousands of different kinds of chocolate are given and received around the country. Why is chocolate so popular? No doubt because of its sweet decadent taste, but did you know that there is healing power hidden in the richness of chocolate? Aside from being the perfect snack, chocolate also acts as an antioxidant and helps prevent aging. That’s why this year Thistle Farms has partnered with local chocolate company Olive and Sinclair to create a chocolate facial mask that is as good for the body as it is for the soul.  Made with rich chocolate nibs and other natural products such as rhassoul clay, shea butter, and cocoa powder, our new facial mask exfoliates and purifies the skin. To sweeten the deal, when you buy the chocolate facial mask it comes with an Olive and Sinclair artisan chocolate bar made with cocoa beans from Ghana. This decadent combination of chocolate reminds us all how lavish love really is—how love can heal us and make us whole.

 Do we really need another reason to buy chocolate? Not really, but this is the best one I’ve heard lately. This Valentine’s Day lavish someone you love with chocolate and shower them with love. Give them a gift that heals both the body and the soul. Help them remember that love heals and chocolate helps.

To purchase our chocolate facial mask, visit our online store!


Story by Julia Nusbam
Thistle Farms Intern
Bingran Zeng
Bingran Zeng



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