Best Bet: Nature’s Mix


While these rough-looking soaps may not be the prettiest or come wrapped in ornate packaging, we still managed to fall in love. Started by a Paraguayan mother-and-son team, Wembé is a line of handmade soaps made only from ingredients found in the Amazon rain forest. We don't particularly care that it's organic, but we do love how it moisturizes (packed with essential oils and butters), exfoliates (you can actually see the loofah bits in the exfoliating bar), and smells (available in crisp scents like Seaweed, Green Blue River, and Snow). They look like little rocks, but your skin feels incredibly soft afterward.

$7 to $12 at ABC Carpet & Home (888 Broadway at 19th St., 212-473-3000).