Honey and Skin Care | Island Thyme Soap Company

Oh Honey! The Benefits Of Raw Honey In Skin Care Are Significant

October 09, 2018

Raw honey and skin care is a match made in heaven

Honey isn’t just for sweetening toast and tea. Honey is one of nature’s true MVPs. Historically, honey has been used to suppress coughs, treat burns, diaper rash, psoriasis, dress wounds and make your face glow!  Medicinal honey can moisturize wounds, stimulate tissue growth, collagen synthesis, and blood vessel formation, inhibit microbial infections, and soothe tissue inflammation. 

If you're not impressed by the power on honey by now, we'll add one more property in honor of the month of October and Halloween. Creole women in Lousiana use honey to treat skin ailments AND in potions to ward off ghosts.

Skin care and paranormal prevention. Now that’s some serious double duty.

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Fall Skincare Routine | Island Thyme Soap Company

September Means Changes To Your Skin Care Routine

September 04, 2018

Unless you are blessed like us to live in an environment where it's eternally summer, September means it's time to trade those flip flops and tank tops for jeans and a sweater.

Skin Care Routines Must Change With The Seasons

The skin is the barrier between the internal and external world and as much as they may wish summer wouldn't end so soon, for most people reading this, it’s just not summertime anymore. September also means it's time to transition away from summer skincare routines. Temperatures may vary greatly from one day to the next, It can be hot, humid during the day and cooler and dryer at night. The water in the air affects the balance of water (hydration) in the skin. A humid climate can soften skin and make it easy to maintain fullness, but a dryer climate can dehydrate the skin, making more likely to show fine lines and wrinkles.

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What Makes the Best Handmade Bar Soap on the Market?

August 28, 2018

Albert Einstein once said; "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  We couldn't agree more. We understand the link between nature and gentle skincare! 

Why do we believe we make some of the best handmade bar soap available on the market?

We use premium natural ingredients in the formulation of our natural soap recipe, like Coconut Milk, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Mango Butter, and Premium Fragrance. What you won't find in Island Thyme Soap Company soap:synthetic surfacants, harsh detergents, phthalates, parabens often found in commodity soap and body washes.

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National Relaxation Day | Island Thyme Soap Company

National Relaxation Day!

August 15, 2018

August 15 is National Relaxation Day! 

We have just what the doctor ordered. A nice warm bath and a Chill Pill Bath Bomb! 

Relaxing in a warm bath can provide some significant health benefits, both psychological and physical that a shower just can't provide.  So National Relaxation Day is the perfect reason to set aside a little time for yourself this evening for a nice relaxing (and great smelling) pamering bath!

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Carnival Calypso Coconut Milk Soap

Carnival Calypso - A Tropical Getaway in a Soap

June 17, 2018

Need a tropical Getaway?

You may not be able to always fly to the Caribbean every time you want to de-stress and relax with some steel drum melodies. That's why we created a soap that will take you away in the bath or shower!

“Dat soap rel bess!” 

The fragrance from the lather of Island Thyme Soap Company's Carnival Calypso is as lively and vibrant as Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago! A celebration of coconut, pineapple syrup, white flowers and a sensual vanilla background. 

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Sunscreen Blog Post - Island Thyme Soap Co

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun - And The Best Sunscreen Protection

June 09, 2018

Shopping for the best sunscreen can be a challenge.

Shopping for the best sunscreen can be a challenge. So many new choices! Summer's almost here, so it's a great time to stock up. Even with all the new forms on the market; natural, whipped, tinted, the basics to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays haven't changed. Apply liberally and often!

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We're Celebrating Hemp History Week!

June 01, 2018

With a Sale on our Hemp Seed Lotion!

The 9th annual Hemp History Week will be held June 4-10. Industrial hemp is a rich fiber woven throughout American history. In fact, The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper! From ship rigging and canvas covered wagons to nutrient-dense seed oil and protein, our history wouldn't be the same without hemp.

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Mothers Day at Island Thyme Soap Company

Remember Two Things

May 12, 2018

Love Your Mother And Leave Only Your Footprints.

Remember Two Things is a 1993 album by the Dave Matthews BandThe general consensus among Dave Matthews Band fans is that the two things referred to in the title are "love your mother" and "leave only footprints."  We're big fans. Not only of the band, but of the sentiment behind those words. 

This weekend as we celebrate Mothers Day, we are reminded  there is no greater gift for a mom than to observe how her child is making the world a better place.  

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April Showers

April 28, 2018

Bring May flowers...and take us back in time.

Our noses have a way of sniffing out nostalgia. There's nothing quite like the scent of petrichor, that sweet earthy smell that fills the air evoking childhood memories of grabbing our boots to go out to jump in puddles and look for rainbows.

The word "petrichor" comes from the ancient Greek: it's a combination of ichor, the "ethereal essence" the Greeks believed flowed through the veins of their gods, and petros, the stones that form the surface of the Earth. 

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Crocus Breaking Through Snow - Island Thyme Soap Company

March Madness. Winter Dry Skin!

March 11, 2018

March Madness is about more than the NCAA Basketball Tournament. 

It's about finally being able to leave those winter months that bring a chronic feeling of winter dry skin behind! Seeing that first crocus bud breaking through the snow is a symbol of new beginnings! That means new beginnings in your skincare routine too!

Indoor heat sources, whether its wood, oil or electricity all eliminate moisture in the air, the humidity. As the air becomes drier, it tries to pull moisture from the nearest source. Unless you are running a humidifier, that nearest source might be you skin, especially your face, hands, and feet leading to that chronic feeling of dry skin. 

But spring is coming! So tun off the heat and throw open those windows! And slough off those months that bring a chronic feeling of dry skin! 

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Feb is Heart Month - Island Thyme Soap Company

February is American Heart Month

February 08, 2018

Did you know?

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Cardiovascular diseases, which includes stroke, claim the lives of about one woman every 80 seconds! Yet 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action.

The biggest part of living healthy comes down to simply making healthy choices. While you can’t change things like age and family history, the good news is that even modest changes to your diet and lifestyle can improve your heart health and lower your risk.

For American Heart Month, we're sharing some great tips, recipes, videos and hacks for taking charge of your heart health for good!

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Scent Spotlight - Sandalwood and Rose

Scent Spotlight - Sandalwood and Rose

February 07, 2018

An exotic and oh so feminine combination.

When we think of this fragrance three words come to mind:

Bloom. Essence. Vintage.

The classic pink rose carries with it the connotation of grace and elegance. The scent is rich,complex and well-balanced, steeped in nostalgia. It's also sweet and romantic. Sandalwood, one of the oldest incense materials, is an earthy feminine fragrance, linked to an deep spiritual level of relaxation.

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