My name is Bernice Drummond.  I flew as long haul cabin crew for British Airways for nearly 30 years before hanging up my wings to follow my dream. I have always enjoyed being creative and just over 10 years ago 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 had soon created a face cream which I formulated with 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 cat, Sheltland pony and several hens. My wonderful partner Edward, who is a farmer and myself share a love of the countryside and all the things that nature provides. 

All Lilac and Thyme products are handmade in my studio on the farm and in small quality controlled batches.  We do not use any SLS/SLES Parabens or Petrochemicals.  All of our products are suitable for vegetarians.  None of our products or our ingredients have been tested on animals.  We do not use any palm oil in any of our products.  All of our creams are made using glass jars to avoid chemical releasers from plastic packaging.  Our clear bags are bio degradable and compostable and we package our gift boxes with home grown hay.

All of 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