Love and Lather


Tis the season to spread the love—and the lather!—with these organic, handmade soaps, imprinted with a range of inspirational messages like Laugh, Dream, Joy, and, of course, Love. “I started Soaps to Live By because I was inspired by the power that words have in our daily lives,” says Andreea Ayers, founder and CEO of the Boulder, Colorado-based company, Soaps to Live By. “I wanted people to think about something happy and positive throughout the day as they are using our soaps.” Supremely moisturizing, the soaps contain essential oils, coconut oil and sustainable palm oil, and they’re mixed, cut and crafted completely by hand, in delicious flavors like Shea Honey, Lavendar Rosemary, Lemongrass Sage, and Orange Lime. The packaging is fully compostable and biodegradable, the soaps are made in the U.S. and the company is partnering with Trees for the Future to plant a tree for every soap sold.

—Lily Nikolai