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Birch Tree Lane Soap

USA - Massachusetts

Somewhere in the woods of Massachusetts, a forest of birch trees appears in blues, turquoises, and grays in the the dawn light. This soap captures the colors and scent of this forest.

VISITED THERE? Yes

Isle of Islay Whiskey Soap

SCOTLAND

Islay is a place of dreams for many, a land of soft, rolling hills, sandy seaweed-strewn beaches, and rich, smokey whisky aging in barrels buffeted by the salty  winds. .

VISITED THERE? Yes

Out of the Ordinary

Orange Lavender Soap

SPAIN

Fat bumble bees lazily landed on the orange blossoms and lavender plants somewhere near Valencia, Spain. the season passed too quickly, but you have this soap to remind you of the intoxicating smell.

VISITED THERE? Yes

Norwegian Fjord Soap

NORWAY

The month of May at the Lysefjord fjord. Those blues! Then the patches of snow and rocky outcroppings. The fragrance! Mountain wildflowers, fruit trees, and the cool crispness of the air, this soap.

VISITED THERE? Yes

Tenerife Activated Charcoal Soap

SPAIN

Climbing the black volcanic rocks in Spanish Adele Tenerife had its rewards. As you neared the top, you could just make out the startling turquoise of the sea on the horizon.

VISITED THERE? Not yet

 The Bangkok market was filled with the smells of lemongrass, mint, rambutan fruit, and the possibilities of culinary magic to come. This soap captures that experience.

 

VISITED THERE? Yes

The labyrinthine Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is filled with earthy colored textiles and the exotic scents of the Ottoman Empire. You bought a rug and a musky jasmine perfume in an ornate bottle. Later you made this soap to evoke the memories.

VISITED THERE? Not yet

Beer O'Clock Soap

USA - Boulder, CO

So many brew pubs in Boulder. I gave up the brew pub crawl after the fourth stop and went home to shower with… Beer O’Clock Soap.

VISITED THERE? Not yet

Louisiana Celebration Soap

USA - Louisiana,  LA

Redolent with a fruity and herbaceous scent, this soap suggests Mardi Gras. But why stop there when this regal soap could hold court in your soap dish all year long?

VISITED THERE? Yes

Cabrillo Vase Soap

USA - APTOS, CA  

It was a sale of ceramic seconds and experiments that didn't quite work out. Yet there was this vase with a wispy black design that called to me and inspired this soap design. What treasures will I find next time?.

VISITED THERE? Yes

Key West Soap

USA - Key West, FL

It's hard to believe that Papa Hemingway's place and Truman's vacation White House are both in this town. When it gets be too much to take in, head down to the aqua and green waters of Smather's Beach and sip a citrusy drink. The spirit of Key West, captured here in a soap.

VISITED THERE? Yes

Prairie Farms Soap

USA - South Dakota

Out on Richard’s South Dakota farm, the work and the prairie winds, hot summer sun, and freezing winter snows are  hard on the skin. Richard says that plain and simple, these soaps moisturize and soothe without fuss.

VISITED THERE? Not yet

Seabright Beach Soap

USA - Santa Cruz, CA

Between the Boardwalk and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor lies the long sandy beach known as Seabright. Until my next beach day, there's this soap to make me day dream of this beach.

VISITED THERE? Yes

Sweet Water Circles Soap

USA - Wyoming

Driving through Wyoming in late spring, you stopped at Sweetwater Garden in Riverton. Purple asters and primroses caught your eye, but the fresh scent of the place made you linger..

VISITED THERE? Not yet