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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Mom Deserved Some Lavender Fields Love! | Island Thyme Soap Company

Mom Deserved Some Lavender Fields Love!

May 09, 2017


She deserves some pampering. Give mom some Lavender Fields Love and let the soothing scent of lavender whisk her away to southern France. Provence, with miles of fragrant lavender fields, cobbled streets and sizzling coastlines make up the endless charms that has inspired writers and painters, and it also inspired the artisan soap crafters at Island Thyme Soap Company!

With whorls of color and delicate impressions painted by hand on top, this elegant bar is beloved for its decorative qualities as well as its rich, fragrant lather. We formulate our recipe using only the finest oils, butters, fragrances and essential oils and we use LOTS of them. Our BIG BARS make BIG LUXURIOUS COCONUT MILK LATHER make for a luxury experience, whether it's a long bubble bath or a short shower!  Just like Mom deserves!

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The Essence of Miami's South Beach | Island Thyme Soap Company

The Essence of Miami's South Beach

April 19, 2017


Miami's South Beach is truly a multisensory experience.  Take a casual stroll along the iconic Historic Art Deco District and feast your eyes on all those lovely pastel palaces along Ocean Drive, feel the warm salty ocean breeze on your face, then notice a melting pot of scents: like orange flowers, sunscreen, jasmine and espresso.

At night South Beach comes alive with crowds ready to go out and have a world-class evening. The sights of the neon lighting and sounds of the music, the eclectic tastes of culinary hot spots; everything from gourmet to casual beachside cuisine. 

We thought this island playground for the senses deserved an Island Thyme Soap Company creation. We call it, SOUTH BEACH, of course!

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Easter Is For Artists | Island Thyme Soap Company

Easter Is For Artists

April 14, 2017

Get Your Van Gogh on For Easter

We are creative people here as Island Thyme Soap Company.  This Easter weekend, instead of highlighting some of our creations, we thought we'd share some ideas for YOUR creations!  The tradition of painting hard-boiled eggs during springtime pre-dates Christianity. In many cultures around the world, the egg is a symbol of new life, a rebirth. Like Spring itself, Easter is a time of renewal. 

Vincent Van Gogh once said, "I feel there is nothing more artistic that loving people." What better way to show love of family than to gather together and color some Easter Eggs? 

Skip the store bought egg dying kit. Mother Nature's palette is always the best source of colors. 

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Smells Like Rain | Island Thyme Soap Company

Smells Like Rain

March 20, 2017

That sweet earthy smell that fills the air evoking childhood memories of playing in puddles...

We're kind of obsessed with the connection between scent and memory around here. Our noses have a way of sniffing out nostalgia. Regardless of when you were born, you likely have noticed the scent of wet pavement after it rains on a warm day. It's called "petrichor." It's that sweet earthy smell that fills the air evoking childhood memories of playing in puddles.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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Island Thyme's Soap Company Spring Mood Board | Island Thyme Soap Company

Island Thyme's Soap Company Spring Mood Board

March 01, 2017

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!" ~ Robin Williams  

We couldn't agree more! Spring is the time our gardens put on their party best, with bright yellow of the Daffodils, the almost neon greens of the Snowball Viburnum, the royal purple of the Crocus. While it’s been a long, cold winter in many places, spring is just around the corner and there may be no better way to celebrate the wonders of spring than surrounding your senses with its bright colors!

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Get Sentimental For Valentine's Day | Island Thyme Soap Company

Get Sentimental For Valentine's Day

February 08, 2017

We love vintage things.

They evoke wistful affection for a past era. We get all "sentimental."

Nancy Rosin has a 10,000 piece collection of vintage Valentines cards chronicling the world's social history of love, from the first mail-posted Valentine on record in 1806 to some of the precursors to today's Valentines.

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The Healing Benefits of a Warm Bath | Island Thyme Soap Company

The Healing Benefits of a Warm Bath

February 06, 2017

A warm bath is more than pampering.

With today's busy lifestyle showers may seem to be a more efficient use of time, and while they won't cure cancer, relaxing in a warm bath can provide some significant health benefits, both psychological and physical that a shower just can't provide.   

In 2002 a University of Wolverhampton study found that a daily bath significantly improved the mood and optimism of the participants, which was attributed to a combination of bodily comfort, warmth, isolation, and body positioning; being horizontal. Perhaps it mimics the warm and secure feelings of being in the womb. 

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How You Can Lose The Post Holiday Blues | Island Thyme Soap Company

How You Can Lose The Post Holiday Blues

January 07, 2017

How You Can Lose The Post Holiday Blues

Just looking at this image of a sleeping ginger kitten snugly warm in a sweater brings a smile to my face! But unfortunately the holidays are over.  With the post holiday sales come the post holiday blues. Winter is no longer coming. Winter is here.

Believe it or not, with a little thought and effort, the months waiting for those first crocus buds to break through the snow to can be very enjoyable. 

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