February is American 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 | Island Thyme Soap Company

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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USPS Raised Shipping Rates for 2018, But We're Rebels... | Island Thyme Soap Company

USPS Raised Shipping Rates for 2018, But We're Rebels...

January 23, 2018

We lowered ours!

Effective January 21, USPS increased shipping rate approximately 3.9% across all service levels to  include Priority Mail, First Class Package Service, and Priority Mail Express.

But we're rebels. We get it. We know we have to compete for your business.  We believe once you try Island Thyme Soap Company's products you will join the hundreds of loyal customers who return to us again and again for their personal care and gift giving needs.

Obviously we can't compete head to head with that online retail giant and its membership program that includes unlimited free two-day shipping.  

But we CAN make it a little more enticing to get new customers to try our products. 

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How To Keep The Flu At Bay | Island Thyme Soap Company

How To Keep The Flu At Bay

January 15, 2018

Tis The Season. The Flu Season

The best way to keep the flu away is to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. This is the number one way to prevent the spead of flu and other respiratory infections. Study after stody has shown there's no scientific evidence "anti-bacterial soap" or alcohol rubs are any more effective than washing your hands with a good old bar soap like an Island Thyme Soap Company soap bar. Chemicals in antibacterials soaps can interfere with hormone levels and spur the growth of drug-resistant bacteria. Leave the dipping of hands into antibiotics to doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers in hospitals and clinics. 

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The Most Important Resolution for 2018 | Island Thyme Soap Company

The Most Important Resolution for 2018

January 02, 2018

Be Kinder. To Yourself.

The beginning of January is the time we reflect on the past year and commit to being better about something; Eating better, getting more exercise, saving more money, getting more sleep. Practicing better "self-care" by focusing on improving those basic life habits in 2018 is always a good idea. 

Are they the same resolutions you made last year? Did you "fall off the wagon" something in February and then just give up?  What if something that's less obvious is subconsciously sabotaging your efforts? 

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When It Snows... | Island Thyme Soap Company

When It Snows...

December 28, 2017

you have two choices. Shovel, or make angels.

Now that the days full of all of the shopping and giving and eating too much are behind us, we may have slowed down now to recognize that we want to feel better. How about a short excursion in the outdoors? You may be surprised at the health benefits, especially if it's cold and snowy. 

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Got the Pre-Holiday Blues? | Island Thyme Soap Company

Got the Pre-Holiday Blues?

December 07, 2017

Almost everybody is stressed around the holidays.

There's added financial stress, family dynamics, navigating busy schedules, and just finding time get everything done on time! The holidays can also mean travel, late nights, sweets, and champagne. The disruption to your normal routine may be welcome in the short run, but your body will pay you back. 

Follow these easy tips and both your spirit and your skin will embrace the "joys of winter."

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#GivingTuesday Honors - Share the Love | Island Thyme Soap Company

#GivingTuesday Honors - Share the Love

November 27, 2017

Share the Love

#GivingTuesday is a day for giving back. It's a celebration of America’s greatest traditions: generosity, entrepreneurialism and community. While we will again donate a portion of sales from the Black Friday Cyber Monday weekend to the charities that are close to our hearts, for #GivingTuesday we wanted to do something a little different.  

We asked some of our favorite customers to tell us about the causes close to THIER hearts! When you shop today, at checkout, you will have to opportunity to choose from a drop-down menu to donate a portion of the sale to the favorite causes chosen by our customers! 

Choose to donate to a portion of the sale to World Central KitchenSt. Jude Children's Research HospitalLow Country Food BankNAMI California, or Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières)

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We Are Most Thankful | Island Thyme Soap Company

We Are Most Thankful

November 27, 2017

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. 

We will gather together with freinds and family to celebrate our blessings while we share a traditional dinner of turkey and cranberries and all the trimmings. Today we are thankful for our loyal customers. Although we include a handwritten personalized thank you note with all orders, that small gesture really can really express just how much allowing us the opportunity to serve them again means. We couldn't continue grow without them. We couldn't keep doing what we love to do, without them.

So to our loyal customers, we are most thankful.

And on #GivingTuesday we will be honoring some of them and their favorite causes!

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Unrefined Oils from the Amazon | Island Thyme Soap Company

Unrefined Oils from the Amazon

June 29, 2017

Refined or Unrefined Oils?

There seem to be so many terms associated with oils these days;  “Cold Pressed, unrefined, refined, virgin, organic and raw.” All these terms refer to how the oil was processed or extracted from the plant. To understand these terms, you need to understand how natural fruit oils are made. 

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After Your Beauty Sleep | Island Thyme Soap Company

After Your Beauty Sleep

June 22, 2017


According to New York City dermatologist Doris Day, MD, author of the book Forget the Facelift, your whole body, and your skin, goes into "repair mode when you sleep." It wakes up begging for a drink of water. You're morning natural beauty routine is just as important to your skin. Starting your day off on the right foot by adding these simple tips to your A.M. schedule and your skin will reap the benefits all day long.

If you properly cleanse your face at night, there's really no need to scrub it in the morning. One of the benefits of handmade soap is it gently cleanses without stripping the skin of it's natural oils.

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Spotlight on Ingredients - Activated Charcoal in Peel-Off Masks | Island Thyme Soap Company

Spotlight on Ingredients - Activated Charcoal in Peel-Off Masks

June 13, 2017

Activated charcoal peel-off masks are all the rage

“Activated charcoal” means it's been treated to increase its absorbency. The charcoal develops internal spaces or "pores" making it like a micro-sponge that allows it to trap substances. 

In skincare, surfactants (surface active agents like Coco Betaine found in facial washes to creates a high foaming lather) don’t really get into pores. Activated charcoal is being added to cleansers, face masks, toothbrushes, and even juices. The theory behind including activated charcoal in beauty products is that it will act like a magnet to attract and absorb dirt and oil. And the experts say that theory holds water. "When dirt and oil in your pores come in contact with the carbon, they stick to it and then get washed away when you rinse," explains cosmetic chemist Ni'Kita Wilson.

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