Happy New Year!

January 01, 2017

Happy New Year - Island Thyme Soap Company

2016 WAS A GROWING YEAR FOR US.  

2017 is poised to be a year of exciting changes. 

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. – T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets





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Unrefined Oils from the Amazon
Unrefined Oils from the Amazon

June 29, 2017

Refined or Unrefined Oils?

There seem to be so many terms associated with oils these days;  “Cold Pressed, unrefined, refined, virgin, organic and raw.” All these terms refer to how the oil was processed or extracted from the plant. To understand these terms, you need to understand how natural fruit oils are made. 

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After Your Beauty Sleep
After Your Beauty Sleep

June 22, 2017

Rehydrate

According to New York City dermatologist Doris Day, MD, author of the book Forget the Facelift, your whole body, and your skin, goes into "repair mode when you sleep." It wakes up begging for a drink of water. You're morning natural beauty routine is just as important to your skin. Starting your day off on the right foot by adding these simple tips to your A.M. schedule and your skin will reap the benefits all day long.

If you properly cleanse your face at night, there's really no need to scrub it in the morning. One of the benefits of handmade soap is it gently cleanses without stripping the skin of it's natural oils.

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Spotlight on Ingredients - Activated Charcoal in Peel-Off Masks
Spotlight on Ingredients - Activated Charcoal in Peel-Off Masks

June 13, 2017

Activated charcoal peel-off masks are all the rage

“Activated charcoal” means it's been treated to increase its absorbency. The charcoal develops internal spaces or "pores" making it like a micro-sponge that allows it to trap substances. 

In skincare, surfactants (surface active agents like Coco Betaine found in facial washes to creates a high foaming lather) don’t really get into pores. Activated charcoal is being added to cleansers, face masks, toothbrushes, and even juices. The theory behind including activated charcoal in beauty products is that it will act like a magnet to attract and absorb dirt and oil. And the experts say that theory holds water. "When dirt and oil in your pores come in contact with the carbon, they stick to it and then get washed away when you rinse," explains cosmetic chemist Ni'Kita Wilson.

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