It's About The Coconuts! - Island Thyme Soap Company

It's About The Coconuts!

Coconut is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of ways, including in candle making and soap making. In recent years, coconut wax has become a popular choice for candle makers, while coconut milk has been an excellent addition to cold process soap recipes for decades.

Here are some of the benefits of coconuts!

Coconut Milk in Soap 

  1. Plant-Based: Coconut milk is derived from the flesh of the coconut, making it a plant-based ingredient that is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

  2. Creamy Texture: Coconut milk has a creamy texture that adds a luxurious feel to soap, making it a popular ingredient in natural and handmade soaps.

  3. Versatile: Coconut milk can be used in a variety of soap recipes, from simple and natural to complex and scented. It can also be combined with other natural ingredients to create unique and beneficial soap blends.

  4. Sustainable: Coconut milk is a sustainable ingredient that is produced in many tropical regions. It is also biodegradable and can be used in eco-friendly soap products.

  5. Nutritious: Coconut milk contains vitamins and minerals that can be beneficial for the skin, although the FDA does not allow us to make such claims. However, the nutrients in coconut milk can add to the overall appeal of the soap, making it an attractive choice for natural and health-conscious consumers.

You can learn more about why we love using coconut milk in our soap recipe here.


Coconut Wax in Candles

  1. Eco-friendly: Coconut wax is a natural and renewable resource, making it an eco-friendly option. It is also biodegradable and doesn't release harmful chemicals when burned, making it a better choice for the environment and your health.

  2. Better scent throw: Coconut wax has a better scent throw than other waxes. It can hold a higher percentage of fragrance oil, allowing for a more robust scent that fills the room. The scent is also more noticeable, making it perfect for aromatherapy.

  3. Smooth appearance: Coconut wax has a smooth and creamy appearance, making it perfect for creating aesthetically pleasing candles. It also has a natural white color, which means you can create beautiful pastel-colored candles without the use of artificial dyes.

  4. Easy to work with: Coconut wax has a low melting point, which means it is easy to work with and doesn't require specialized equipment. It is also easy to clean up, making it a convenient option for candle makers.

Our vegan wax is a toxin-free blend of coconut and apricot wax, a high-grade sustainable luxury wax known for its slow, clean burn and superior room fragrancing

Like coconut wax. apricot wax is also an organic and sustainable and a high-end clean burning wax. The oil to produced it, is extracted via cold press from the apricot kernel and is a beautifully balance our coconut wax. Also natural, non-toxic and skin safe.

Unlike soy wax, our coconut apricot blended wax is non-GMO and produced without the use of pesticides or herbicides. It is also cruelty-free - Leaping Bunny Certified.

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