*New* Organic Store Cupboard Essentials available online >>

  • Mineral Makeup

  • Vegan friendly, loose mineral foundation. Light weight, long lasting, hypoallergenic, buildable coverage for all skin types.
  • plastic free shampoo and conditioner bars

  • plastic free shampoo and conditioner bars packed with keratin and panthenol for the softest, shiniest hair.
  • Organic Store Cupboard Essentials

  • plastic free organic provisions for online ordering, collection and local delivery.

Mineral Makeup

Vegan friendly, loose mineral foundation. Light weight, long lasting, hypoallergenic, buildable coverage for all skin types.

plastic free shampoo and conditioner bars

plastic free shampoo and conditioner bars packed with keratin and panthenol for the softest, shiniest hair.

Organic Store Cupboard Essentials

plastic free organic provisions for online ordering, collection and local delivery.

This week’s treat... Exfoliating Clay Facewash

  • Exfoliating Clay Facewash
    Exfoliating Clay Facewash
    Regular price
    £14.00
    Sale price
    £14.00
  • Face Care Gift Set, 25g Rejuvenating Moisture Balm
    Face Care Gift Set, 25g Rejuvenating Moisture Balm
    Regular price
    £48.00
    Sale price
    £48.00
  • Face Cleansing Kit
    Face Cleansing Kit
    Regular price
    Sold out
    Sale price
    £10.00
  • Hydrophil Bamboo Cotton Swabs
    Hydrophil Bamboo Cotton Swabs
    Regular price
    £2.99
    Sale price
    £2.99

News

Welcome to Thistle & Clay

Thistle and Clay is an environmentally conscious family business based in Aboyne, Royal Deeside, specialising in hand made organic soapshampoo and conditioner bars and skincare. All our products are made locally and our ingredients carefully sourced to ensure their quality. All our packaging is compostable, biodegradable or recyclable and completely plastic free.

In 2021 we opened a zero waste coffee house and organic refillery in Ballater. You’ll find the finest artisan organic coffee by DearGreen, and a range of organic freshly baked cakes and bakes made by us in house. You’re guaranteed a warm highland welcome.

We have a wonderful zero waste arrangement in place. The coffee beans arrive in large coffee bags, emptied into vacuum sealed drums, and the bags are returned and refilled.

We don’t offer takeaway paper cups, but please do “bring your own cup”, or “borrow & return” one of ours when you’re finished. Until paper cups are truly home compostable, they’re just not an option for us.

Our refillery has expanded to include both of our shops, and is very much in keeping with our zero waste ethos. We’ve done things a little bit differently, making it easier for you by bagging our products up in compostable paper bags, pre-weighed and priced. After considering the options, we’ve gone down the route of glass jars rather than plastic dispensers.

If you’re short on time, you can place your order online and pop back to collect it when it’s ready.

Come on, pop past to say hi, sit by the fire in Ballater and enjoy a cup of the “finest coffee in the world”. 🥰😘