Get back to bathing basics with traditional bar soaps
In the age of express spa treatments and quick showers, taking a bath is the ultimate luxury—but we’re making the case for a serene retreat in the name of wellness. Artisanal soaps can take your bath (and shower) to a whole new level. Here’s how to make the most of your time in the tub.
For the green goddess
A softening blend of olive oil and green olives forms the base of this creamy gourmet soap, great for balancing the skin’s barrier and leaving it moisturized.
Lush Olive Tree Gourmet Soap, $16, lush.ca.
For the purist
A cult classic, Neutrogena’s amber bar skips detergents, dyes, additives and preservatives for a gentle formulation that won’t leave residue.
Neutrogena Facial Cleansing Bar, $8, neutrogena.ca.
For the French-obsessed
Fleur d’osmanthus, grape--fruit and mandarin mingle
to create a fresh, springlike perfumed soap.
Roger & Gallet Travel Box Perfumed Soap in Osmanthus,
$25/set of 3, thebay.com.