Tonight marks the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. I've gotta tell you, I love this holiday. The menorah is beautiful, the food is scrumptious, and how catchy is the dreidel song? If you want to add to the celebration with a few beauty treats, you're in luck — I've found three.
The scent of Say It With Suds bath and shower gel ($14) is unusual but pleasing. It's supposed to have a cinnamon doughnut scent, but to me, it smells more like the cinnamon buns at Ikea — kinda savory more than sugary sweet. It bubbles up well, and I was happy that it didn't dry out my skin or make it itchy.
For two more Hanukkah treats,
This Hanukkah lip balm ($4) has cute retro packaging along with a beeswax-based balm. I haven't tried it, but it's scented like Sufganiyot, the jelly-injected doughnut that's often eaten during the holiday. Again with the doughnuts — not that I'm complaining.
Finally, there's this honey-scented Menorah soap ($12). It's vegan, kosher, and handmade in Los Angeles. The woman behind the soap says she made it after noticing a lack of Hanukkah-related goodies, and her quote is priceless: "My grandmother would've just pounded her chest and said it was a shanda if I hadn't done something."