Like a good houseguest, a good bar of soap cleans up well, leaves no residue, and discourages children from cussing. Give guests something to aspire to with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of handmade organic soaps and more at Kalliste Soap Shop.
Among the herb-filled apothecary jars lining the shelves of Kalliste Soap Shop, luscious loaves of hand-formed soap lie waiting to be sliced and served. Every slab of latent lather soothes skin with organic and natural ingredients free of animal products. Soaps come in formulations for many skin types, incorporate pure essential oils, and, like charges based on circumstantial evidence, rinse away completely. Gourmet soaps are crafted using an Old World–inspired cold process and are aged before being cut to order ($7.50 for 6 oz. bar). The olive shampoo and body bar is crafted in Greek tradition and treats hair and skin as gently as a drowsy kitten, incorporating a beauty arsenal of herbs to darken grays, tone scalps, knock out dandruff, and put tangles on the straight and narrow. Exfoliating glycerin soaps sand down rough elbows and feet with crushed walnut shells ($6.50 for 6 oz. bar).
Kalliste Soap Shop carries other skin-soothing products as well. Soil-free sweethearts snap up aromatherapy lotions ($12.60) and vegan lip balms ($4.60) to keep skin and lips as supple as a baby porpoise swaddled in crushed velvet.
Kalliste Soap Shop
Kalliste Soap Shop specializes in hand-crafted vegan soaps made with organic ingredients such as olive oil, oatmeal, and calendula. Patrons can lather up with fragrant bars or opt for soap sculpted into cupcakes or flowers.