117 S. 13th St., 215/592-7627,
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m.
If smelling deliciously fragrant were your job, you could expect a promotion after a visit to this bath-and-body-product sanctuary. Natural, organic handmade soaps are available in mouth-wateringly sweet scents like coconut clove, banana yogurt, and chocolate-cherry almond, along with more subtle fragrances like black shea and lavender oatmeal.
The big hunks of soap on display look good enough to eat. Candles are equally refreshing, in scents of orange blossom, Moroccan cedar, and gardenia, and emollient face and body washes are gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types. Hair products are also top-notch, and the ultra-moisturizing lip balm is simply divine.
Duross & Langel is a local company and is committed to using natural products, fair-trade policies for its raw materials, and gift packages of 100 percent recycled paper. Sign up for one of their many workshops to learn how to whip up your own lotions, scrubs, and soaps.