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The fragrance still dances with notes of coconut, pineapple syrup, white flowers and a sensual vanilla background. We just reformulated the "look" of our Carnival Calypso Soap to reflect the colors of Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago through the beautiful new swirls! The dual-island Caribbean nation is home to a variety of celebrated music genres born out of the nation’s rich history of dance, devotion and demonstration. Calypso has risen as a national symbol regardless of attempts by the modern tourism industry to rebrand it as ‘tropical’ fantasy. Like our soap, the history of Calypso is much more colorful.

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The value of buying handmade vs mass produced products is more evident than ever. More and more consumers are becoming conscious shoppers, seeking information about the ethics involved in the sourcing and production of the products they purchase. And more and more Makers strive to create valuable items. Technology provides convenience to research how their purchases effect various causes consumers believe in. 
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Giving Back

At Island Thyme Soap Company we heart Big Cat Rescue,accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries and been rated 4 Stars by Charity Navigator (their highest rating) every year since 2011. BCR is dedicated to providing a life free of cruelty for abused and abandoned exotic wild cats.

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Freshen up your life with the cleansing power of herbal incense!

Smudging is the use of the natural qualities of aromatic plants to freshen up your life & home. Smudging is done to remove bad energy and bring a feeling of peace and clarity. Most people can tell when a place just doesn’t “feel” right. Smudging is said to remedy that.

The ritual of smudging can be thought of as "spiritual house cleaning." It’s not witchcraft, it’s all about good intentions. The practice itself does not require any specific religious beliefs. The burning of herbs for emotional, psychic, and spiritual purification is common practice among many religious, healing, and spiritual groups. The use of incense smoke is practiced in almost all forms of worship.

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Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America. It belongs to the same family, graveolens, as Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal and features sweet notes of pine, mint and lemon.

ClOSE YOUR EYES...

Now imagine the refreshing fragrance of a shower in the Amazon rainforest. Unfortunately for us, quality Palo Santo essential oil is too costly to use in soap. Our raw cost for the fragrance alone from a trusted source would be more than $325.00 per pound of essential oil.

But there are certainly other more affordable ways to enjoy the amazing fragrance!

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Consumers are demanding companies cut back on unnecessary plastic waste. They are shopping for more eco-friendly versions of everyday items; Zero waste items are preferred over single use plastic bags, reusable coffee cups instead of paper ones, 100% compostable and reusable beeswax food wrap instead of plastic wrap, etc. And now bars of soap are making a big comeback as consumers turn away from not only harsh detergent cleansers, but also the plastic bottles and pumpers they come in. 

Comeback from what?

Between 2010 and 2015, bar soap showed a drop of 5% due to an impression among millenials that bar soap potentially harbored hidden germs and dirt. But science doesn't bear that out!

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Not only is today Groundhog Day, it's Candlemas!

Candlemas is a very old holiday with a Christian-Pagan history. Also known as the festival of the Purification of the Virgin and is the end/culmination of the forty day period after Mary gave birth baby on December 25. It's called Candlemas because this was the day that all the Church's candles for the year were blessed. 

Candlemas is the church “adaptation” of a pagan goddess holiday called Imbolc where people light candles to banish dark spooks. It is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. It is held halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. The word Imbolc, variously spelled Imbolg, Oimelc and Imelg, means “ewe-milk” because this is the time lambs were born in old England, Ireland and most of Europe thus bringing back the flow of ewe’s milk.

And of course, there's a flower for Candlemass. 

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Doesn't Have To Dry Out Your Skin

For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than a rosy glow to the cheeks. They bring the opportunity to cozy up in a favorite sweater, donning those new socks and settling in front of a toasty fireplace.  Even if you don’t have a skin condition like eczema, your skin needs a little more TLC during the winter months. 

Here are six simple solutions to add humidity to your home and moisture to your skin.

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We all know #loveisgoodmedicine

We are very blessed to be able to do what we love to do. Today we give back to those who have sacraficed so we are free to follow our dreams. We will donate 25% of todays sales to Fisher House Foundation as they continue to  help serve our military and Veteran families. The Foundation will match our contribution today!

Fisher House Foundation provides "a home away from home" for military & veterans families while a loved one is in the hospital. 

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Raw honey and skin care is a match made in heaven

Honey isn’t just for sweetening toast and tea. Honey is one of nature’s true MVPs. Historically, honey has been used to suppress coughs, treat burns, diaper rash, psoriasis, dress wounds and make your face glow!  Medicinal honey can moisturize wounds, stimulate tissue growth, collagen synthesis, and blood vessel formation, inhibit microbial infections, and soothe tissue inflammation. 

If you're not impressed by the power on honey by now, we'll add one more property in honor of the month of October and Halloween. Creole women in Lousiana use honey to treat skin ailments AND in potions to ward off ghosts.

Skin care and paranormal prevention. Now that’s some serious double duty.

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Albert Einstein once said; "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  We couldn't agree more. We understand the link between nature and gentle skincare! 

Why do we believe we make some of the best handmade bar soap available on the market?

We use premium natural ingredients in the formulation of our natural soap recipe, like Coconut Milk, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Mango Butter, and Premium Fragrance. What you won't find in Island Thyme Soap Company soap:synthetic surfacants, harsh detergents, phthalates, parabens often found in commodity soap and body washes.

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August 15 is National Relaxation Day! 

We have just what the doctor ordered. A nice warm bath and a Chill Pill Bath Bomb! 

Relaxing in a warm bath can provide some significant health benefits, both psychological and physical that a shower just can't provide.  So National Relaxation Day is the perfect reason to set aside a little time for yourself this evening for a nice relaxing (and great smelling) pamering bath!

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