Raise the Bar: Local Handmade Soap

Show your skin what it’s been missing with natural handmade soap. Here’s an insider’s look at some of local handmade soaps and what to look for in each.

Local South Florida Soaps

1. To Soothe
Look for: Oatmeal, proven to relieve itch and irritation.

Try: Honey Oatmeal Stoudt soap, featuring honey, oatmeal and Guinness beer, $6 for 4-oz. bar.

Sugar Shack Bath and Body, Boca Raton (561-247-3224, buysugarshack.com)


2. To Nourish
Look for: Goat milk, shown to penetrate skin to moisturize and regenerate.

Try: Avocado, silk, goat milk and three butters soap, $5 for 3.5-oz. bar.

Top Flight Farms Inc., Loxahatchee (561-790-7870, topflightfarms.net)


3. For Acne Treatment
Look for: Tea tree essential oil, originally used as a topical treatment by Aborigines.

Try: Tea tree rosemary soap, $6 for 5.5-oz. bar.

Practical Alchemy Soaps, Port St. Lucie (practicalalchemysoaps.com)


4. To Unwind
Look for: Rose oil, known to produce relaxing effects.

Try: Pink roses soap with goat milk, $6 for 4-oz. bar.

River Rock Bath and Body Products, Port St. Lucie (772-285-7127, riverrockinc1.com)


5. Scentsational
Look for: Fragrant essential oils such as ylang ylang.

Try: Scented soap featuring jasmine, rose, eucalyptus and ylang ylang, $6 for 5-oz. bar.

Turtle River Soap Co., Stuart (772-708-1719, turtleriversoaps.com)

6. To Detox
Look for: Activated charcoal, known to absorb toxins and impurities.

Try: Black Magic: Blemish Bar, with activated charcoal, tea tree oil and Vitamin E, $10 for 5-oz. bar.

Washburne Soap Co., West Palm Beach (washburnesoap.com)

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