Beautiful, romantic, sensual ... I'm not talking about a candlelit dinner for two, instead I'm thinking of handmade soap! With the right scent and ingredients, handcrafted soap can not only get you clean but smelling and feeling great.

Learn more about handmade soap with the following resource:

TreeHugger's Soap Tutorial

Soapmaking on

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In this photo taken March 2, 2010, bars of soap are shown sitting in racks for six weeks of curing after they were made by Lindsey Mann for her to sell at craft fairs and farmers markets in this photograph taken in <a href="/topics/Denver">Denver</a>. Photo credit: AP


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