My name is Bernice Drummond and I am ex longhaul cabin crew.  I have always enjoyed being creative and came across an olive oil soap recipe in a very old book and decided to give it a go.  I was amazed how wonderful it felt on my skin and was instantly obsessed.  I offered my wares to friends and family and was delighted that they loved it too.  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.  I was aware that the cabin environment dried my skin terribly and found my 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, the Jack Russell's, cat and minature Sheltland and our 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. 

All of the products are handmade in my studio and in small quality controlled batches.  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 all 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.  All of our creams are made using glass jars.

LILAC & THYME sell at various fairs throughout Northumberland, as well as being part of a crafters collective at Jaspah Too in Blackhill and Jaspah Crewe in Blanchland.  We are also delighted to be running our cosmetic making workshope for adults and children. For more information please get in touch via the contact page.

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