Delicate purple and white flowers on a patchouli plant

What Does Patchouli Soap Smell Like?

May 17, 2020

The easy to identify scent of patchouli essential oil is rich, earthy and strong. It stimulates the senses; as deep a mystery and as dark as the night itself. We love patchouli soap blends so much at Island Thyme Soap Company we'd marry it if we could. But not everyone is a fan.

Patchouli: A Love or Hate Relationship

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May Giving Back Highlight - Feeding America Tampa Bay

May 03, 2020

Because No One Should Go Hungry

Last month we announced the names of the three charities Island Thyme Soap Company chose to feature in our Giving Back Program as we continue to move through coronavirus crisis. During this time of uncertainty and spiking unemployment, many in the Tampa Bay area are struggling with essentials, like groceries. Today we're highlighting the featured charity that's making the biggest impact on our immediate neightbors. 

Feeding America Tampa Bay

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Island Thyme Soap Company's Carbon Neutral Shipping

Island Thyme Soap Company's Carbon Neutral Shipping

April 25, 2020

To honor Earth Day's 50th anniversary we are proud to announce our Carbon Neutral Shipping initiative.

Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. The earth will adjust to the changing climate. Humanity will have a tougher time.

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Tips For Better Sleep During Stressful Times

April 01, 2020

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.

"I Can't Sleep!"

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Bar Soap's Bad Rap. What MIllenials Got Wrong.

March 15, 2020

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?  

A bad rap among millennials it doesn't deserve.

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Soap And Your Health

March 06, 2020

For several weeks now we've all been hearing the guidance from the CDC, federal and local governments and other public health officials.

Wash your hands with soap and water

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?" 

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Today Is National Random Acts Of Kindness Day

February 17, 2020

Often times a simple kindness can change your outlook for the whole day.

A Simple Act Can Make a World of Difference

It can also become contagious when want to pay it forward. It doesn't even take a lot of planning, and doesn't have to cost a penny. You just need to look around and you'll see someone who deserves some kindness.

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On Valentines Day Love His Face

On Valentines Day Love His Face

February 05, 2020

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.

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What You Should Do With Those Unused Airline Miles Today

February 04, 2020

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:

"How To Donate Unused Rewards Miles and Points.”

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Winter Is Coming. Tips To Avoid The Post Holiday Blues

January 22, 2020

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.

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Giving Back in 2020 | Island Thyme Soap Company

Giving Back in 2020

January 02, 2020

Auld Lang Syne

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.

Now that the New Year is here and we just can't stop.

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.  

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Handmade Soap -The Artisan Difference | Island Thyme Soap Company

Handmade Soap -The Artisan Difference

December 30, 2019

When it comes to handmade soap or mass produced commodity detergent bars, we are well versed in the age old question:

“Is It Really Worth the Price? ” 

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