It's a good idea to use more soaps and fewer shower gels this season since alcohol is so drying in wintry weather, and I'm loving the EO Handmade soaps ($5) I recently tested.
Prepared in small batches in Marin County, CA, the soaps are 85 percent organic. The base is naturally retained glycerin (derived from the organic coconut ingredient); it has a rough-looking texture but a fresh, smooth feel. Because they're full of pure essential oils, I think the scent lasts longer and is stronger than synthetic fragrances. This can be a good thing if you're into it but, as much as I loved how the shea butter felt on my skin, I wasn't as big a fan of the rose and chamomile aroma that went along with it. But, to each her own 'cause there are five types perfect for picky noses and skin types. Check them out for yourself in the widget below.