As we all do our part to help contain the spread of COVID-19 by self-isolateing and social distancing, it's easy to to feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. We also suddenly more aware of how often we need to washing our hands, how we frequently we need to wipe down “high-touch” surfaces like countertops, doorknobs, toilets, phones, and keyboards using household cleaners and wipes. We suddenly need to be aware of how often we touch our faces, and how often All that awareness can increase stress levels.
A recent in-depth analysis by market intelligence agency firm Mintel reported that bar-soap sales in the U.S. declined 2.2% from 2014 to 2015 against an overall sales increase of 2.7% in the broader bath-and-shower category. Further, according to the report, the percentage of households using bar soap dropped five percentage points between 2010 and 2015 from 89% to 84%. What's causing the market for bar soap to continue to fall?
For several weeks now we've all been hearing the guidance from the CDC, federal and local governments and other public health officials.
Frequently. For twenty seconds. But have you been wondering why these scientists and public health experts are currently telling you, to clean your hands of dirt, grease, bacteria and viruses "plain soap and water works?"
Often times a simple kindness can change your outlook for the whole day.
It's that time of year when we advise our readers to read the labels of the products you're Valentine's Day partner is putting on his or her skin. Today we'll examine some of the ingredients listed in commodity shave products. Show his face some love this Valentines Day and make sure he's avoiding these ingredients.
If you've been following our blog, you know we've made our "Giving Back Program "You Shop, We Give" a permanent feature for 2020 because we strongly believe what the world needs now, is love, sweet love. And kindness. And generosity to those in need. You also know "Fisher House" is one of those causes we are passionate about.
That got the attention of Hannah Cox of CreditCards.com who reached out and asked if we'd be interested in linking to this guide:
The festivites are over. The lights are down. Whether we like it or not, Winter Is Coming. Here are just a few inexpensive things you can do to help avoid the post-holiday blues.
The holiday season reminds of of all we have to be thankful for: our friends, family, and the joy and kindnesses we share with loved ones and strangers alike during this time of year. The spirit of the season is about far more than the beautiful lights, decoration and extravegant feasts. It's about the spirit of giving.
Our "You Shop. We Give" is a permanent thing for 2020.
Anytime you shop Island Thyme Soap Company's products, we'll give 10% of that purchase to a cause that's a passion of ours, or one that is a passion of yours during checkout at no extra cost to you, 365 days a year.
When it comes to handmade soap or mass produced commodity detergent bars, we are well versed in the age old question:
Don't want to fight the traffic? Need last minute gift ideas? We've got you covered!
Handmade Soap makes such a great holiday gift! But what if you don't know what scents to buy? No problem!
It's only one day! We believe it should be Giving Month! So once again, when you shop, we give!
We received such postive feedback on our recent "You Shop, We Give" campaign to assist with Hurricane Dorian relief, we decided to do it again!
Now when you shop between now and Thanksgiving, we'll give10% of that purchase to Metropolitan Ministries or World Central Kitchen at no extra cost to you to help them stock food pantries or help give hope to those who had to evacuate due to the California wildfires.
We're All In This Together
Use Promo Code ISLANDTHYMESOAP to save 10% on your entire order and we'll donate another 10% of the sale of every bar of soap sold to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund