I've sampled countless bath products, and this remains my all-time favorite soap: Bare Naked Handmade Natural Lavender Soap. It's made by an Upper Arlington woman who grows the lavender on her Urbana farm, and then crafts this spectacularly rich, creamy product in her UA home workshop.

The soap is thick and chunky with lavender buds and organic oatmeal, which makes it a gentle exfoliating bar if you smooth it directly onto your skin rather than with a cloth. Lather up for $6 at www.frecklebear.com.

--Kristy Eckert