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If you’ve ever gazed at the beautiful tinsel sparkling on your Christmas Tree and wondered who came up with idea of decorating the tree in this way, wonder no longer. According to the Legend of the Christmas Spider, it signifies a Christmas miracle from many years ago.
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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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Bath rituals aren't selfish. It's discipline and its healthcare. Hippocrates wrote extensively about the healing power of water.
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Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti, Louisiana and the Northeast  Haiti was struck with a 7.2 earthquake, Louisianna was struck by a CAT 5 hurricane and the Northeast was his with devastating floods as the leftovers of Hurricane Ida hit them. We're temporarily redirecting donations from our Giving Back program to try to help in our small way. 

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With the western US and Canada suffering from record high temperatures, we thought it was a great time to revisit this topic we previously blogged about. 

Not only should you drink a glass of water first thing in the morning as part of your skin and hair care regimen, not drinking enough water during hot weather may cause dehydration.  And dehydration can have long term effects on your health. In fact, according to the National Kidney Foundation severe dehydration can lead to kidney damage.

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There are many benefits to ditching the toxic chemicals and artificial lubricants of commercial shaving creams and using an old fashioned wet shave soap. However the key to a great lather lies in the wet shave brush.  If you've never used a wet shave soap and brush, here are here are a few tips. 

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Now that we can see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel and people are heading out with their faces uncovered, it's time to turn our focus to a more dangerous kind of light; sunlight.  
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When you celebrate World Book Day with a purchase of a bar of Scent of Old Books soap, Island Thyme Soap Company with donate 10% to Room to Read, an organization working to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. 
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The scent of an old book is incredibly romantic.  The only question left for me was "Can we create a soap fragrance blend that evokes the emotions of "Love in the Library?"

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Throwing a brunch at your favorite restaurant to celebrate your BFF's isn't very practical during a pandemic. So why not throw a virtual Galentine's Brunch? 

With waffles, And chocolate syrup. And Strawberries!

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"Take a cup" and raise it to kindness. It doesn't even need to be a pint of Scottish stout, or a glass of Champaign at the stroke of midnight. It can be herbal tea, or hot chocolate.  Here's to more kindness and more empathy...and remembering old freinds.

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We're wishing you and yours a happy, peaceful holiday. Here’s to a 2021 filled with hope, optimism, and light. Thank you for allowing us the privilege of serving you. Happy holidays!


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