Soap was long believed to get its name from the mythical Mount Sapo, which mortals never climbed for fear of suds avalanches, the wrath of the god Batthus, and crushing loofah boulders. Bathe in comfort with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $18 worth of natural soaps, lip balms, and other body products at Denali Dreams.
The all-female staff and owners of Denali Dreams handcraft thousands of all-natural soaps each year in small batches through the cold-process method. Naturally occurring glycerin, as well as coloring from herbs and scents from essential oils, keep soaps pure and thick-lathered. Alaskan wildflowers inspire suds-spreaders such as wild geranium ($6) and fireweed ($6), and Kodiak Brown soap, colored with cocoa and scented with cedarwood and patchouli, commemorates the hygienic grizzlies of Kodiak Island ($6). Ultra-moisturizing milk from goats in Matanuska Valley complement the soothing fragrances of lavender patchouli and cedarwood spice soaps ($6.50), and finely ground coffee beans infuse Almond Mocha kitchen soap with a refreshing scrub ($6). Denali Dreams' line of manly creations includes soaps made with real beer ($6), and washes for dogs include essential oils such as peppermint and wintergreen ($6) that naturally repel bugs and lull deliverymen into a false sense of security.