If you like the fun of scented, holiday-themed or other gift-worthy soaps but don’t like the chemicals, synthetic scents and festive byproducts left behind, this brand has all this covered and more. Scented only with pure essential oils (tested for pesticides and other impurities and sourced from organic plant sources) these soaps leave a wonderful delicate but complex aroma on the skin. With no alcohols used in the soap making process, the oils linger. The soaps not only smell out of this world (this one has an apt name of “heaven”) but also look so appealing as well. Using a proprietary process and only plant-derived coloring (for instance, Indigo, derived from the Baphicacanthus Cusia Bremek plant’s flower, leaves and stems is used here), fun and whimsical patterns are produced in the soaps with careful crafting in small batches. This process takes longer but the results are work the effort. All recipes used to create this brand’s line of soaps are devised in-house and are proprietary, though the ingredient lists are transparent. Remarkably, besides being cruelty-free and free of animal ingredients, preservatives, parabens, phthalates, petroleum, synthetic colors and fragrances, the soaps are also free of palm oil, sparing the rainforests. They are also mindfully packaged- using little materials that are biodegradable and no plastic. The biodegradable bags the soaps are sold in can double as a wash cloth or be upcycled for a variety of other uses. We applaud the high bar on sustainability set by this local, family-owned and operated brand.