A bar of soap makes it easier to clean hands, scrub feet, and woo over hard-to-get rubber duckies. Score a prize-winning cleanser with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of handmade soaps from Virginia's Soap Deli online.
New owners Don and Kim Gray of Virginia's Soap Deli handcraft two lines of soaps in the company's small-batch tradition of high-quality natural products. Virginia's Absolutely Fabulous glycerin soaps take their scents from the fruits, herbs, and spices they contain, such as local Manitoba Berry and Kitchen Witch, designed to soften hands while washing away boiling-cauldron smells ($4.99+/bar). Olive-oil enriched Almost Edible soaps, meanwhile, contain simple, good-enough-to-eat ingredients, including coconut and sweet-almond oils and cocoa and shea butters ($4.99/bar). Varieties include the Adieu to Flu, formulated to fight germs during cold-and-flu season, and the Wet Nose Dog, prepared to put a pet's best paw forward at the cleanest-critter show. Customers with allergies can consult the complete list of ingredients to ensure soap-and-body compatibility. Virginia's also supplies vibrantly coloured loofahs to accompany soaps, accent blasé bathtubs, and liven up backyard scavenger hunts ($5.95).