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Travel Essential: Soap Leaves

I'm somewhat obsessive about washing my hands, particularly before eating or after riding the subway. But let's face it: Lots of public restrooms are sorely lacking in soap. That's why I always carry a pack of Crabtree & Evelyn Soap Leaves.

Folded inside a credit card-sized envelope, these thin, sweet-smelling petals work just like soap: You simply hold the leaf in your hands under running water, and it turns into a lathery liquid, then disintegrates as you rub your palms together. Now I never have to worry about being without soap, and this product makes my hands feel much cleaner than when I use those no-wash antibacterial gels. Plus, with the recent liquid ban on planes, you're better off carrying these lightweight soap leaves when you travel than a bottle of gel. You can buy a pack of 20 leaves here for $4; available in lavender and rosewater scents.

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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
very cool for travelling!
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
I love Lavender scented stuff. That's the scent on my daughter's baby wash and baby lotion. She smells so good on bath nights. I'm sure years from now I'll smell lavender and be instantly brought back to snuggling with her. :)
lipbalmqueen lipbalmqueen 10 years
I haven't used these particular soap leaves, but I have used other ones. I like them, but if you wear rings, sometimes little pieces of the soap get caught under them, and it's kind of a pain to get it all rinsed off.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
These are neat. I would totally use them. Some public soap smells like ass.
Nan-Einhart Nan-Einhart 10 years
Not to mention the advantage of not having them confiscated at the airport! Aveeda made a hair styling product like this, but it was not something that worked at all for me. It was clumpy and messy.
honey31 honey31 10 years
I like using only dove baby soap because the others make me itchy!
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 10 years
It's cute but I bet it will leave me itching.

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