Delectable desserts are always a crowd-pleaser. Except these won’t make you fat:
It’s a dessert! It’s a towel! It’s really awesome gift! And you’ll find them at Le Viette.
Seriously, these towels would make really nice party favors or birthday gifts or a great addition to a gift basket full of dessert-scented bath products. They’re so nice that people might not want to unfurl the towels!
There is a stunning array of dessert options at Le Viette, from triangular-shaped mousse cakes to ice cream cones, from swiss rolls to sundaes. It’s all enough to make you want to drool … and then you could clean up with the towel.
Warning: The following smell like and looks an awful like dessert. However, it is not dessert:
It’s dessert … for your shower, that is.
Welcome to the yummy world of Soap Cafe, where you buy yummy stuff and then come out smelling like a bakery.
Soap Cafe carries, as the name implies, bath goodies that look like food. The attention to detail is pretty amazing. Intricate layers, highly detailed fruit pieces — it’s all colorful and mouth-watering. They’re almost so pretty that you don’t want to rub them into little nubbins in your shower.
And the scent is amazing. Smells like chocolate. Or pie. Or whatever the soap is. I once owned a pumpkin pie soap slice, and it was practically attached to my nose for a day or two. (Made me want pumpkin pie. Seriously.)
Just one word of advice: If you decide to give say, the box of assorted chocolate soaps as a gift, remind the recipient that they’re not candy! You want your gift recipient to smell good, not wind up in the ER!
You know the old saying, “Have your cake and eat it too”?
How about having your cake and taking it into the shower?
No, don’t be fooled. It’s not real cake. It’s soap. Even the frosting is soap! You can even slice it up with a regular ol’ knife and take small pieces into the shower, since rubbing an entire cake might be kind of … awkward.
This little slice of pastry heaven comes from Morgan Street, purveyor of lovely bath goodies.
You will find bath salts, salves, foot products, and of course, lots of soap. Yummy soap such as white tea and ginger and tooty frooty. Those soaps aren’t shaped like cakes, but they’re still rather yummy-sounding (and colorful).
Goats are pretty benevolent creatures. They’re cute, their bleating makes me laugh, and they produce all sorts of good stuff, such as milk and cheese (yum!).
At Hidden Haven, they turn goat’s milk into wonderful soap:
The soap really is good stuff. It comes in all sorts of scents, from vanilla (featured above) to sasparilla to green apple to baby powder. It’s a nice moisturizer, lasts awhile, and makes your whole bathroom smell like whatever soap you happen to be using. I bought a strawberry-scented bar once and it make my bathroom smell like strawberry shortcake for a week. Mmmmm, food.
As an added bonus, the soap is very modestly priced (so you can stock up on many, many soaps) and 10 percent of all sales go to benefit animal rescue. So you get something good for your skin and do good at the same time. Nice deal, eh?
If you’re a regular reader, then you know that I have this affinity for chocolate-related bath and body goods. My bathroom is stocked with them. And here’s another excellent one:
(Oh, that background picture just makes me hungry.)
This is the Hot Fudge Brownie Body Frosting from Lushbox. It’s rich, creamy — like real frosting! — and smells awfully good.
Lushbox’s motto is “live fast, smell pretty.” And the products fit the bill ’cause they smell darned good.
In addition to the frosting, there are bath salts, perfumes, scrubs and even cosmetics.
There is plenty available at their Etsy shop, and you can click over to their main page for more information and to even buy a t-shirt if you like.
And all the products are cruelty-free and vegan. So you can feel good about them!
I am a lover of non-food stuffs that smell like food … and I’d like to add this Death by Chocolate soap to my list:
It’s from The Sublime Dragonfly, which sells a whole host of bath and body products.
I happened to be drawn to the chocolate. I broke out this bar the other day and it smelled like I stuck my head into a tin of Ovaltine … or a tin of cocoa powder. Mmmmm! I also have the Chocolate Fudge lip balm, and that smells like a dream too. (Oh yeah, it does a righteous job of moisturizing my lips as well.)
Even if you’re not a chocolate fanatic, there’s plenty to like at The Sublime Dragonfly. Maybe you’d like a Margarita instead? Or Citrus Cream? Do check it out.
I am a sucker for handmade soaps, especially the yummy-smelling kind related to food.
I especially love chocolate (who doesn’t?), which is why I’m in love with the Chocolate Truffles soap from mi SPA:
Smells so good you want to eat it!
(Unfortunately, the Chocolate Truffles soap is sold out at the moment. But hopefully it will return soon!)
In addition to the olfactory benefits, Mimie’s soaps are terrific moisturizers and they last a darn long time. I also bought the Brown Sugar and Spice bar — it’s a veritable bakery in my shower! — and milked that one for a while.
Good stuff, indeed.