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Soap Story

Shop Etc. '06 Mention

"I'm cursed with skin that doesn't take kindly to experimentation with lotions, creams or soaps; it quickly makes its displeasure known with unsightly rashes and bumps. Since listlessly lathering up the same old soap day after day or hiding my aggravated skin beneath layers of clothing as the weather heats up weren't options I cared to live with, I was thrilled to come across Biggs & Featherbelle at a recent crafts extravaganza. Started in 2003 by sisters Kasey and Kelly Evick, Biggs & Featherbelle offers an array of deliciously scented, synthetic-free bar soaps and body butter bars. Although the quirky packaging first caught my eye, it was the addictive scents (courtesy of essential oils) and then the approval of my finicky skin that hooked me.

A friend of mine is similarly smitten with Biggs & Featherbelle. After experiencing a persistent breakout on her chin, she tried the exfoliating Granola Bar Soap. "It cleared up my skin without drying it out," she reported. And my massage-therapist sister, a stickler when it comes to any products that she uses on clients, was pleased with the "nice glide" of the lavender-and-bergamot-scented Relaxing Massage Bar. And for those of us who are fans of summer baths, good news: Biggs & Featherbelle recently introduced full-size jars of their popular bath soaks (also available in a four-pack sampler)."

July 21, 2006
Heather, senior copy editor