My name is Bernice Drummond. I worked most of my adult life as long haul cabin crew for British Airways before hanging up my wings in 2018 to follow my dream.
I have always enjoyed being creative and in 2008 I came across a traditional olive oil soap recipe and decided to have a go making it. I was instantly hooked and started making lots of different types of soap. Within a year, and lots of soap batches and practicing, I had decided to sell my wares and one thing led to another.
I studied making creams and formulated a face cream using Rosehip Oil, Vitamin E, Grapefruit Seed Extract and Jojoba. Aware that the cabin environment was very dehydrating on the skin, I found my hydrating cream really helped with 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.
I am fortunate to live on a farm in rural Northumberland with my gorgeous family, including 3 Jack Russell's, a Shetland pony, some hens and a couple of hives full of honey bees. My partner Edward, who is a farmer is a keen gardener and incredible artist. He and I share a love of music, cooking, jack russells, the countryside and all the things that nature provides.
LILAC & THYME derived its name from the song 'Riverman' by the singer-songwriter Nick Drake 1948-1974
"Gonna see the river man
Gonna tell him all I can
About the plan
For lilac time"