Gifts that Give: SoapBox Soaps

The next time you head to Whole Foods, swap your usual suds for a SoapBox luxury eco-bar that will not only benefit your skin but also send a relief bar to a child in need to help fight water-related illnesses, both domestically and abroad. Consider it the beauty version of the TOMS Shoes concept.

Made of food-grade olive oil, organic shea butter, and glycerin (not to mention free of any sulfates and artificial substances), SoapBox offers eight scented and unscented bars (think Lavender, Lemongrass and Orange) uniquely packaged using post-recycled materials. I religiously wash my hands with Oatmeal Clove, a warm cinnamon-y signature scent that reminds me of the fall and winter season.

I love that SoapBox Soaps is also active in the local community. The company partners with ThriveDC, the DC-based homeless shelter that offers emergency assistance, education and employment preparation.

SoapBox Soaps, $17.97 for a 3-pack, $33.97 for a 6-pack; available at Whole Foods &