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While St. Pete Chicklets Heart Essential Oils, Naples And Marco Island Ladies Swoon Over Fancy Soap

While St. Pete Chicklets Heart Essential Oils, Naples And Marco Island Ladies Swoon Over Fancy Soap

During my weekly trip to Marco Island's Farmers Market this morning, I made a beeline for Nina's Naturals - a popular stand for residents and snowbirds alike.

Proprietor Nina Downs crafts her glycerin and goats-milk soaps in her Naples kitchen using playfully-shaped molds - sea shells, Buddhas, flora and fauna - to create hand-sized soaps in juicy jeweltastic colors, incorporating local honey, essential oils, vitamin E and loofah sponges into her pieces. And they smell heavenly - not heavy on the fragrance.

PS, if you're trying to lure your tots into the tub, she offers soaps shaped like toy cars, dinosaurs and mice-ears. (A nod to a certain major mouse who resides in Orlando?) On Saturdays, she sells soap at the chic Third Street South (try saying that 3 times fast!) Farmers Market in Old Naples. Sadly - for her fans anyway - she doesn't have a website, so visit Nina in person. Prices start at $5.

 

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