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LILAC THYME SOAP COMPANY was founded by me, Bernice Drummond, mum of two and long haul cabin crew for over 25 years. 

After following a soap recipe and feeling how wonderful it felt on my skin, I was instantly hooked.  I offered my wares to friends and family and was delighted that they loved it too.  I was encouraged to bring my products to a wider audience.  Within a year I had decided to sell my soaps, and one thing led to another.  I had soon developed my first cream which I formulated with Rosehip Oil, Vitamin E, Grapefruit Seed Extract and Jojoba.  I was aware that the cabin environment dried my skin, and by formulating a cream using these oils which contain high levels of vitamins and antioxidants to repair and protect my skin was so beneficial.  I came up with the name 'Face Food' to reflect this.  I love blending aromatherapy oils and formulating new products.  From the research stage, to following strict protocol and having a final product brought to market.  It is all very rewarding.  Although still passionate about making luxury soaps, our company has found skincare products to have as much importance, therefore we decided to become Lilac & Thyme rather than focusing on just a soap company.  I am lucky enough to live in rural Northumberland with my gorgeous kids Sandy and Maisie (who help with the technical stuff) Pixie and Poppy the Jack Russell's, Dylan the cat and Dougal the minature Sheltland, my lovely hens and of course my wonderful partner Edward, who is a farmer.  We both share a love of the countryside and all the things that nature provides.  We love to forage around the hedgerows and woods for any botanicals that would be great for our soaps. 

I have found that using my natural products, and not heavily perfumed and chemically enhanced mass produced products has benefited my skin tremendously.

We hand make and hand label all of our products, and take great care and attention to detail, so whether you are buying for yourself or a loved one, we trust that you will be delighted with your little parcel.  All of our products are made in small quality controlled batches, using only kind and natural ingredients.  Lilac and Thyme do not use any SLS/SLES Parabens or Petrochemicals.  We never use pre made melt and pour soap bases or any pre made cosmetic bases.  A full list of ingredients are with each product description, and every one of our products have batch numbers for tracability.  All of our products are suitable for vegetarians.  Non of our products or our ingredients have been tested on animals.  We do not use any Palm Oil in any of our products and all of our packaging is made using recycled and/or recyclable paper and card. All of our creams are made using glass jars.

LILAC & THYME also sell at various farmers markets and fairs throughout Northumberland, as well as supplying a few small local retailers.  We are also delighted to be running our Lotion and Potion Workshops. For more information please look at the drop down menu below About where you can make an enquiry.

Rest assured all our products are Certified and Safety Assessed by Cosmetic Chemists and Toxicologists in accordance with EU regulations and current Regulations 2013, which means you can use our products knowing they are made to high standards and safe to use.

LILAC & THYME derived its name from a song called "River Man" by the wonderful singer-songwriter Nick Drake, 1948-1974